Nigel Wearne

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Nigel Wearne

Nigel Wearne saunters after dark in the music of the night, blending blues, folk and Americana-noir. Hailing from Gunditjmara country in South-West Victoria, he’s a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with diverse influence from Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Gillian Welch. A deep thinker and truth speaker with a penchant for all things peculiar, he sings of human frailty, grace and the cosmos; songwriting that cuts to the bone.

Nigel has toured Australia, New Zealand and Canada and he’s performed at a long list of music festivals, including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Adelaide Guitar Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival. His sophomore album, Black Crow  garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4-STAR review in Rolling Stone, a nomination for Best Country Album at the Music Victoria Awards and it debuted at #1 on the AMRAP Charts.

His latest single, ‘Black Behind The Blue’ is a rollicking, Americana-noir-blues shuffle with a back-street after dark New Orleans swagger. An illicit dream of forbidden love; elusive and mysterious; blinding and eternal – lost in the shadows of your subconscious. The new beginnings of a dedicated and shape-shifting artist.

Singer-songwriter, luthier, poet and gleaner; Wearne paints lyrical pictures with “the narrative-fuelled prose of Paul Kelly” – Beat Magazine. “An eruption of energy, rhythm and melody” – Rhythms Magazine.