Ash Bell & Sara Tindley
FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS PRESENTS
Two of Australia’s most celebrated songwriters, Sara Tindley and Ash Bell, come together to form a timeless folk/roots collaboration born of tough love and deep humanity. Having worked closely but independently for several years, the duo recently joined forces to co-write and release their debut EP Going Out Clothes, a collection of songs which explore a new territory whilst maintaining their unique, individual familiarity, marking an exciting new chapter in the pairs’ musical journey.
Sara Tindley has come to the duo straight from the release of her fourth album, produced by Nick Didia (Bruce Springsteen, Powderfinger, Pearl Jam).Their collaboration germinated twelve wry, insightful tracks narrating the turbulent life Tindley had endured since her last album, Time (2011). Produced by Chris Parkinson of Adelaide outfit The Yearlings, Time radiated the quiet beauty engendered through Sara’s friendship and musical partnership with the band.
Previously, Sara has teamed up with country music luminary Bill Chambers to produce Lucky The Sun (2006) and has had songs from her first album 5 Days placed on the TV series East of Everything and Bondi Rescue.
Bandmate Ash Bell is the former frontman and songwriter for contemporary Australiana outfit Starboard Cannons. The duo have two highly acclaimed studio albums to their name, with The Valiant and The Brave being produced by engineer/co-producer Jordan Power (Angus Stone, Xavier Rudd, Kasey Chambers), and featuring a superstar cast of guest musicians including Ash Grunwald, Jason Caspen (The Remains), and Grant Gerathy (John Butler Trio). Ash’s classy, unselfconscious songwriting is akin to the Irish-influenced Australian folk that gave us everything from Banjo Patterson to the Bushwackers.