A band of accomplished and powerful women, Hussy Hicks have made a name for themselves locally and on the international stage the old fashioned way – by playing their music and connecting with audiences one passionate performance at a time.
Julz Parker is widely recognised amongst her peers as one of Australia’s finest guitar players, with a tone and approach that sits stylistically between Jimmy Page, Peter Green, Django Reinhardt and Tom Morello. Leesa Gentz’s powerhouse stage presence, soaring vocals and massive smile will steal your heart, have you hanging on every note and leave a tingle dancing down your spine.
It is now 10 years since they released their debut album, Life Plays Out, and Hussy Hicks are currently on the road introducing fans old and new to their fifth full length offering, ‘On the Boundaries’. This album experiments with their sound and production to create something familiar yet fresh and the results are nothing short of stunning.
They run the gamut of musical genres incorporating blues, folk and riffy rock with gypsy, surf, alt country and soul, all cheekily woven together with beautiful vocal harmonies.
“Hussy Hicks Rock!” – Michael Franti
“A not to be missed act that are ready for the world” – Peter Noble, Bluesfest Director
“These girls epitomise everything I admire about great music – instinct, passion, courage, creativity and a distinct refusal to compromise their vision” – Kim Cheshire, Country Update Magazine
“Watching Julz Parker play her custom-made acoustic dreadnought is nothing short of breath-taking; a stark reminder of the huge gap between simply ‘playing guitar’ and the ability to make an instrument the extension of your musical imagination.” – Sabian Wilde, X Press Magazine
A vivid storyteller, Erdman has been strengthening his own bond with audiences for nearly two decades. His discography spans three studio albums in The Ugli Stick followed by three solo offerings. When speaking of his latest album ‘It’s not like you don’t know me’ Erdman says, “We thrive and feel good when we’re together with other folks. That’s what music is all about. By listening to this record, I hope people feel connected and like they’re never alone. I’m with them when they play these songs.”h