Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham (of The Waifs), have a collective haul of Golden Guitars, ARIA Awards, multi-platinum album sales and extensive touring over nearly three decades, that serves as a readymade conventional definition of success. But there are many ways in which success can be defined, and when the irresistible forces of music and love brought Felicity and Josh together, they set in motion something wildly successful and truly special.
When they accepted an invitation to join “The Song Club” (a creative collective that tasked members with writing a song a week to a prompt) they were just looking to be productive during lockdown and push themselves beyond the comfort zone.
The experience proved to be a lifeline to creativity and community during a challenging year, and in time Felicity became not just a fellow song club member to Josh, but a muse. Identifying herself in many of his weekly offerings, she decided the only thing to do was invite him over more frequently for cups of tea, so she could get to the bottom of why he was writing songs about her, and explore writing songs together.
Fast forward and The Song Club has spawned a story of inspiring beauty, a family and an eleven track album, appropriately titled The Song Club.
The Song Club debuted at #1 on the ARIA Country Album Charts and #10 on the ARIA Album Chart. It has since garnered four Golden Guitar nominations in the upcoming 2021 CMAA Awards and was also nominated for an ARIA in the “best country album” category.
These accolades reflect the unique chemistry created by the pair. Joyous and uncontrived, their music translates seamlessly from album to stage, with masterful musicianship on a humble array of guitars and banjo’s providing the perfect vehicle to transport their exquisite songwriting directly to the heart. It’s stripped back and doesn’t need dressing up to be full of life and energy.
The pairing is unexpected, the songs unforgettable and the aura unique. Untainted by the demands of fashion, Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham are able to be who they are in an unpretentious way that description cannot fully capture and experience alone can convey. The song Club story and sound is arrestingly beautiful and quite unlike anything else.