Band members L-R:
Camilla Hodgkins - keys, banjo, vocals
James Chandler - double bass, vocals
Lear Hodgkins - drums, washboard, vocals
Eileen Hodgkins - guitar, banjo-uke, tap dancing, vocals
Christi Hodgkins - harmonica, trombone, saw, vocals
Perch Creek are a band of five energetic multi‐instrumentalists and vocalists, four of whom happen to be siblings. This Melbourne‐based band play harmony driven roots music with a creative energy and fearless spirit that sparkles with imagination and individuality. With diverse instrumentation including guitar, double bass, keyboard, trombone, saw, banjo and tap dancing, Perch Creek combine five‐part vocal harmonies with folk, roots and rock musical styles all threaded together by the band’s unique collaborative song writing.
Perch Creek have been performing and evolving over the best part of ten years, taking their music across the globe and laying the foundations to become one of the most entertaining and innovative original musical acts doing the rounds of Australia and the international stage today.
Perch Creek — who have toured extensively across Australia, Europe, the UK and Canada with major festival appearances including Edinburgh Fringe, WOMAD (UK), Golden Plains, The Falls Festival, MONA FOMA and Woodford Folk Festival as well as ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks — are currently working on a highly anticipated new album with renowned producer Greg Walker (CW Stoneking, Paul Kelly), due for release in 2017. The album will feature their successful single, Mama Sings, along with nine stellar tracks showcasing their collaborative writing and original sound. 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