Journey into a musical land of synergetic harmonies which was inspired by the Highlands.
Australian folk band The Heart Collectors are returning to the shire to promote their third album Back To The Garden.
Last year was the band's first trip to the Southern Highlands, and this visit stirred and drove the creation of their latest album.
"We fell in love with the majesty of the countryside, the old buildings, the historic feel," lead singer Kymrie Henge said.
"It also feels important to come here, as it's where my mother grew up and had such happy memories as a little girl.
"It's very meaningful to put a place to the stories."
As well as Kymrie's voice and percussion elements, the band consists of Reuben Loire on acoustic guitar, Mobius Barnaby on cello and strings, and Tristan Dafoe on banjo and mandolin.
Their sound has been described as reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac with an organic, Celtic-lilt of vocals and melody, with Kymrie’s voice being described as “the stuff angel’s wings are made of” in recent reviews.
Much of the music on Back To The Garden was written in Bowral, and was also inspired by visits to Berrima, Bundanoon and Moss Vale.
The Heart Collectors will perform three times in the Highlands:
- February 10, E2 Events, Berrima, 7.00pm to 9.00pm
- February 11, Bowral Markets from 9.00am
- February 12, Robertson Markets from 10.00am
Don't be surprised if your heart is collected at any one of these three performances.
Find out more about The Heart Collectors at http://theheartcollectors.com/, find them on Facebook or search @theheartcollectors on Instagram.
Back To The Garden will be officially launched on March 4 at The Garden of Light in Tyalgum, with a special guest appearance by Byron Bay raw artist ‘Musician of the Year’ Nick Cunningham.
The Heart Collectors will then begin their international tour through the United States (including one of the world’s largest music festival, South By South West in Austin, Texas), the United Kingdom and Europe.
The Heart Collectors are originally from the small village of Tyalgum, which is located in hinterland Byron Bay.