Band members L-R:
Christi Hodgkins - harmonica, trombone, saw, vocals
Lear Hodgkins - drums, washboard, vocals
Eileen Hodgkins - guitar, banjo-uke, tap dancing, vocals
Camilla Hodgkins - keys, banjo, vocals
James Chandler - double bass, electric bass, 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 appeared everywhere from ABC's Spicks & Specks to The Sydney Opera House, as well as extensive tours and major festival appearances across Australia, Europe and the UK [Edinburgh Fringe, WOMAD, The Falls Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Golden Plains] — stand to be counted with their new album Jumping On The Highwire. 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