Brett Winterford is a folk singer-songwriter from Sydney, Australia. Reinventing the modern day troubadour, Winterford has spent the last couple of years writing songs, travelling the globe and creating a groundbreaking path for folk music, performing unique concerts atop double-decker buses, on river barges, in ancient forts, bedrooms, corner pubs and cafes from Berlin to Brooklyn.
His long awaited solo debut, ‘The Greenthumb EP’, is a set of six songs inspired by ‘Pan’ a famous Australian landscape painting by Sydney Long. The EP was recorded by Josh Schuberth (Josh Pyke) and it features special guests Mr Percival, Ray Mann and Kent Eastwood. Coloured by nylon-string acoustics and mandolins, pianos and mellotron, shakers, timpani and tom drums, the recordings deal with the trials and triumphs of the troubadour, the reclaiming of imagination and appreciation for the natural world.
In recent years, Winterford has made Germany his second home. In the ‘land of poets and thinkers’, his songs have garnered over 300,000 views on YouTube and attracted a great number of fans. His recent 2012 tour featured over 55 performances across Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark and the US and finally back to his homeland where he will again take to the road to play songs from the new release.
His imaginative and poetic songwriting style has been chosen to become soundtrack for Tourism Australia’s National Landscape series, a set of short films showcasing the natural beauty of the Australian environment.
In 2009 Winterford and five of his closest friends established a series of fortnightly intimate concerts in Surry Hills, Sydney, called High Tea. As of July 2012, well over 6000 listeners have enjoyed these candlelit shows by the likes of Lanie Lane, Mr Percival and Tin Sparrow. Shows usually sell out in less than five minutes.
"Narrative wit and poetic soul-searching in abundance. Quietly charming."
- Iain Sheddon, The Weekend Australian –
"Brett Winterford sings with a wistfulness that makes him eminently likeable.”
- Katrina Lobley, Sydney Morning Herald –
Voller Stolz und großer Freude präsentiert die Vondomachine den australischen Songwriter Brett Winterford und dessen diesjährige Europatour, bezüglich der im April erschienen Soloplatte The Greenthumb EP.
Nach einer 12-jährigen Karriere als Frontmann der Band peregrine aus Sydney, offenbart Winterford mit seinem Soloprojekt den eigenen „erzählenden Geist und dessen poetische Suche nach der Seele“ [The Australian], sowie die damit einher kommende „Wehmütigkeit“ [The Sydney Morning Herald].
Die sechs Songs umfassende Platte handelt von der Rückgewinnung der Vorstellungskraft; frei von den Hemmungen und Beschränkungen durch Religion und Institution. Gleichermaßen beschreiben sie die Bewunderung der natürlichen Welt mit weit aufgerissenen Augen und derer, welche friedvoll in ihr leben.
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