June 2016

Urban Spread warms up this winter with Singer/songwriter Josh Pyke. Josh is one of Australia’s premier singer/songwriters. Known for his ability to weave intelligent lyrics with warm melodies and quirky song structures, Pyke is a modern-day storyteller whose unique and evocative use of both words and music places him in a league of his own. Jack Carty and Ben Jansz will join this amazing line up.

Josh Pyke

Josh Pyke is one of Australia’s premier singer/songwriters. Known for his ability to weave intelligent lyrics with warm melodies and quirky song structures, Pyke is a modern-day storyteller whose unique and evocative use of both words and music places him in a league of his own. Josh Pyke released his fifth album But For All These Shrinking Hearts on July 31, 2015. The release debuted at #2 on the ARIA chart, making it his highest debut placement and fifth top-10 release in a row. Throughout his momentous career Josh has received four ARIA Awards, with a further nine nominations, and has had nine songs appear in triple j’s Hottest 100 countdowns.

Jack Carty

Jack Carty writes his songs with an honesty and mindfulness learned through the sheltered valleys and close-knit communities of a rural childhood spent in sleepy Bellingen, NSW, Australia. It’s a rare thing that has allowed the poetic Brisbane-based traveller to take his quiet truths to audiences across Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand in the five years since his first release Jack spent the twilight months of 2015 putting the finishing touches on a brand new album at his home studio in Red Hill, QLD. It’s due for release mid 2016 following another NZ tour, a U.K tour supporting English lad Blair Dunlop, an appearance at Spain’s Primavera Sound festival and a trip ‘round Australia with friend and favourite Josh Pyke.

Ben Jansz

Ben Jansz started playing music at 10 years old and began singing at age 15. When he was 13 he had his first paid Wedding gig and has been gigging ever since. Only since 2012 has his reputation been spread and opportunities had been given to him throughout the music scene as a solo artist. Ben is now becoming known on Peninsula and is beginning to grow as more and more venues are hit with this young talent. Ben plays a mix of rock, pop, and R'n'B and as a soloist the sky is the limit.