Weekly Featured Artists – Grim Fawkner & Sherri Parry

Grim Fawkner

Grim Fawkner

Grim Fawkner is an itinerant indie-folk musician, full of song and wanderlust. From singing in the streets around Australia and NZ, to playing some of the best stages in the country, Grim is effortless and somehow always suitable.
Maybe it’s the disarming banter, or the seemingly nonchalant confidence whilst playing complex guitar rhythm and lead at the same time.

But it is this performers voice which stands him out amongst the crowd – rich and raw, passion embodied, and with projection enough to shake the lethargic shackles off all the dream-pop, shoegaze kids. This is a voice that commands attention, and tears at your soul, from smooth blues-inspired numbers to manic indie-folk songs with as much intensity as a full band could muster.

Grim Fawkner is the winner of the CQ Unplugged Summer Series (2013), Queenscliff Music Festival Busking Competition (2011), Windsor Castle unsigned comp (Auckland, 2012), 1st Hotel Barkly Open Mic Competition (2011), the Elwood Lounge Openmic Battle (2011), Major Prize Winner of the Melbourne Fresh unsigned artists competition (2011), and unofficially was voted Tasmania’s “Best Solo Act of the Year” for 2011 (but disqualified due to moving to Melbourne).

He has mentored under Melbourne music stalwarts such as Charles Jenkins (Icecream Hands), Rebecca Barnard, and Davy Lane (You Am I). He has opened for Evermore in Auckland, and joined The Mornings on stage at Falls, Marion Bay (2011). He has played Queenscliff Music Festival (2012) with a full band, alongside acts like Tim Rogers, Missy Higgins & The Beards.
Fawkner has also been featured on Melbournes “BalconyTV”, alongside artists such as Matt Corby, Neil Finn, & Eskimo Joe.

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Sherri Parry

Sherri Parry

At just 19, Sherri Parry is already making a name for herself as one of the most exciting singer/songwriters in the Victorian folk scene.

Sherri began her career at the age of 12, playing open mics and small gigs in central Victoria. She soon began to gain recognition for her talent, winning awards for both her songwriting and performance skills. It was around this time Sherri’s music caught the attention of accomplished singer songwriters such as Grim Fawkner and Tom Lee Richards, who have since acted as mentors to her.

Sherri Parry’s music showcases both composition skills and world views well beyond her time, and her live performances are nothing but a testament to that, delivering intimate, ethereal performances that never fail to leave audiences spellbound.

Her influences include Tori Kelly, Lior, Lianna La Havas, Radiohead, Miguel and Led Zeppelin.

She debuted her highly anticipated first EP, ‘EQUAL’ on October 16, 2016, sharing six songs exploring people, life and relationships.


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