ERNEST AINES from Melbourne, Australia, is an award-winning folk style singer songwriter nominated for the Australian Folk Artist of the Year Awards 2023. Join him as he celebrates the UK Launch of new album “Spiral Bound”.
Considered by industry folk to be Australia’s Folk rising star, he is getting the attention he deserves worldwide having been invited to play at the world’s largest and prestigious folk conference – Folk Alliance International – Kansas City, Missouri in February 2023 – and represented Sounds Australia at the Library of Congress invite show. There, he wowed audiences, silenced them, and then received a standing ovation. After Ernest’s performance at the 2023 FAI official showcase, American Folk legend and Grammy lifetime achievement award recipient, Tom Paxton went backstage, shook Ernest by the shoulders and said, “Where have you been!! Keep doing this, keep doing this!”.
His soulful voice, guitar picking, and stomp box have drawn comparisons to the work of Ray LaMontagne, Bon Iver, Jeff Buckley and on more recent releases, Nick Drake.
Ernest’s music has been widely played, with single releases – Yellowstone, So Far and Tail Tale – earning him regular playlisting on Australia’s Public Broadcaster ABC Radio, ABC Double J, and many UK, Canadian and USA radio plays also. He has appeared on Australian Arts and Culture program, “Artworks” where producers stated he was ‘an incredible talent’ Sept. 2023.
“A giant, lyrically and musically”- Van Dyke Parks
“Ernest Aines is a dexterous guitarist and brilliant vocalist” – ABC Radio Australia, Henry Wagons, Tower of Song.
“He is a brilliant vocalist and guitarist” – Celtic Heartbeat. BBC Wales
Doors open 7pm. Music starts 8.30pm. The venue is mixed seated and standing. Tables are limited and available on a first come first served basis so, if you’d like a seat, we recommend arriving early!