What do Jim Moginie, Steve Pigram, Kylie Auldist, Mick Thomas, Freya Josephine Hollick,
Brian Ritchie, Richard Tognetti, Tim Rogers, Nick Seymour, the late Dion Hirini (Vika & Linda Bull), Monique Brumby and Mark Atkins all have in common?
DELSINKI has joined creative projects with them all.
Shape-shifting uncategorizable post-colonialist DELSINKI is gaining momentum as an artist and a creative force in his own right. His second album CITY/COUNTRY, followed 2018’s “And There Was Found, No Place For Them”.
Debuting at #3 on the ARIA - Australian Country Music chart, City/Country is produced by
Cameron McKenzie and reflects Delsinki's experiences, mixing with other songwriters and getting to the heart of a song. A musical and social bowerbird, Delsinki's stylistic approach
contains traces of Tim Winton and John Brack alongside his musical influences, giving him a unique artistic vision of contemporary Australian life.
In the last 18 months he has produced both KEEP THE CIRCLE UNBROKEN – paying
tribute to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Americana/Alt-country touchstone song Will The
Circle Be Unbroken – and SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE – a new and similarly loved series
of “in the round” shows with singer songwriters chatting and playing. Both projects have
seen Delsinki step out from his role as sideman – for Brooke Taylor in her Poison Spitting
Gin Queens – and Row Jerry Crow – into a more central producer / creative role.
Like some sort of city-bound bush poet, Delsinki sings of his environment - from carbon
monoxide and asphalt plains to lockdowns and the dream of escape - and he feels the ever present lure of nature. He would seek to rewild the city, but also sees the evolving urban impact on regional areas..
Hence CITY / COUNTRY…
PAST FESTIVALS INCLUDE: Gympie Music Muster, St Kidla Festival, The Port Fairy Folk Festival (KTCU), The Taste Of Tasmania, Healesville Music Festival, Dimboola Steampunk Festival.
Delsinki’s music is represented by GO!/GAGA - the new home for advice and
encouragement for the likes of Cash Savage and other independent types.