HELEN TOWNSEND (WA)
Helen is a prolific songwriter, influenced heavily by her roots, her life’s journey and her unique observations on life. She looks life in the eye and finds a way to sing about what we don’t always see. Her delicate, understated guitar style interlocks beautifully with a voice that delivers subtle and extended vocals.
Touring her debut album, Little Lover is a departure into an edgier and rockier sound for singer-songwriter whose music has crossed the plains from Folk to Americana and Bluegrass to Alt Country. Helen is an exceptional live performer with a pure and concise delivery – it’s a combination of this, her originality and authenticity that has garnered her widespread respectability.
Helen has played to audiences throughout Australia and internationally. Her 2014 debut EP ‘Wayward Heart’ received award nominations for: BBCMA 2017 Independent EP of the Year; BBCMA 2016 Single of the Year for ‘Red Light’; and WAM 2016 Song of the Year – Country Category – for ‘Streets of Glory’. Most recently she has been nominated WAM 2017 Best Country Act; and WAM 2017 Song of The Year – Country Category – for ‘Promised Land’, co-written with Bill Chambers that appears on her debut album.
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