February 2016

Urban Spread heads into 2016 continuing its mission to bring quality music to the suburbs with the announcement that troubadour Kim Churchill and special guests Jordie Lane and Woodlock will be bringing some rootsy splendour to the Pelly Bar in Frankston and York on Lilydale in February, 2016.

Kim Churchill

Kim Churchill matches his lyrical artistry with fierce vocals; he is a sonic architect, using his instruments to create landscapes to animate his lyrics. Live, he is a true virtuoso. Kim has already accomplished impressive feats in his short time as a professional musician. He is recognised as much internationally as he is in his homeland, having performed headline shows, festivals and supports alike all over the planet. In recent years he has opened for Billy Bragg and Michael Franti, and performed at many notable festivals such as Montreal Jazz, Glastonbury, Cornwall Boardmasters, Victorious, Womad, Beautiful Days, Telluride Blues, SXSW, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival and many more.

Jordie Lane

Australia's Storytelling Troubadour Jordie Lane has just come off the back of an epic 2 year world tour of his critically acclaimed Nashville recorded EP, 'Not Built To Last'. Renowned for both his relentless international touring schedule and comedic storytelling (which is as much ramble as it is insight), it’s Lane’s unique guitar style and the unmistakable character of his voice that is, simply otherworldly. He's been sharing his immensely powerful show right across the globe with the likes of Billy Bragg, Old Crow Medicine Show, Neko Case and Cat Power along with main stage appearances at Philadelphia Folk Festival(US), Edmonton, Calgary & Winnipeg Folk Festivals (Canada) and Celtic Connections (Scotland).

Woodlock

Woodlock comprises of three members; Kiwi brothers Zech and Eze Walters on guitar/vocals and their mate Bowen Purcell providing the percussion. Zech, Eze and Bowen formed a strong friendship after meeting whilst travelling overseas, from there, Woodlock was born.They relocated to Australia and after a short stint of writing and playing the trio bought a caravan, fixed it up, somehow got it registered and took off on an adventure up and down the east coast taking their music with them to the streets of both rural and capital cities