Perch Creek are a band of five exuberant and multi-talented musicians, four of whom are siblings. This Melbourne-based international touring act write and perform harmony driven modern pop/folk music with a creative energy and fearless spirit. With three lead singers and diverse instrumentation, Perch Creek combine five-part vocal harmonies with folk, pop, roots and rock musical styles, all threaded together by the band’s unique five-way collaborative song-writing - a coalescence of lyrics, music and arrangement, drawing on the creative strengths of each band member and the clarity of the group's vision.
Perch Creek's self-titled album is out now. The album was produced by renowned artist Greg J Walker (Machine Translations, Paul Kelly, Jen Cloher, CW Stoneking) and features his trademark lush sound and quirky additions. The album presents ten diverse tracks, each one beautifully crafted and emotionally engaging. First single Mama Sings has met shining reviews and enjoyed airplay on Triple J, Double J, ABC Radio National and various local and community stations across Australia and Canada.
The band's international touring schedule has seen them complete three successful tours of the UK and Europe (2010, 2012 and 2014) two tours of Canada (2014 and 2015) as well as performing in the US and Dubai. Perch Creek have been on the bill at numerous internationally recognised festivals and venues including Edinburgh Fringe, WOMAD (UK), Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada), Golden Plains, Falls Festival, MONA FOMA and Woodford Folk Festival as well as ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks. They have received extensive national airplay and secured the #1 position on AMRAP’s Airit charts at the time of their 2014 album release Jumping On The Highwire, which was also nominated for "Best Roots Album" in the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards.
The band consistently deliver unforgettable, high-energy shows - at moments haunting, but ultimately uplifting.
“They perform with such infectious joy. The gig was pure showmanship.”
Australian Musicians Network – live review