Sunday 12 May 2024 at 5pm
Musical twins and mavericks besides, they’re folk that resembles everything else: Bringing challenging originals, entertaining stories and incredible energy, this new duo packs emotional punches but have songs to heal the scars.
Lindsay Martin’s masterful strings and vocal meets songstress Victoria Vigenser’s magnificent voice and driving rhythms in a connection that is hard to describe. Originally from the NSW Riverina and NZ respectively, they’re travelling troubadours with uniquely gritty, evocative songs and echoes of their love for Americana and Celtic traditional music amongst the harmonies.
Coming together for just a handful of performances in 2018, audiences gave the duo no choice but to continue. Their original collaboration has been making a bold mark on both sides of the Tasman after only a couple of years performing – a steep and fast rise to Australasian festivals and shows has seen the duo selected as a showcase artist for Folk Alliance International, twice nominated “Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa | Best Folk Artist” in the Aotearoa (New Zealand) Music Awards, twice nominated “Best Contemporary Duo/Group/Ensemble” in the Australian Folk Music Awards and recipients of Australia’s Troubadour Foundation Award.
Hailing from the Riverina of NSW, Lindsay Martin is best known for his particularly sensitive and unique violin accompaniment and work as a recording engineer/producer. Though classically trained from the age of seven, he has developed an uncanny ability to make his instruments sing in any genre. As an acclaimed career musician since his teens, he has many strings to his bow and many projects to his name: He’s also a multi-instrumentalist, former closet vocalist, trout hunter, unintentional hair model and medieval archer. Though recognised widely as an excellent instrumentalist, his songwriting/arrangement and vocal ability never had an outlet until We Mavericks was born. When he’s not playing, you’re most likely to find him at home making bread, mixing tracks or concocting something delicious over a fire.
Born in Auckland NZ and raised on the water, Victoria Vigenser started with a childhood affinity for opera, but found rural folk festivals in her teens and never looked back. Celebrated for a seemingly effortless lyrical dexterity and foot-stomping sense of rhythm, she performs with a conviction that tugs at heartstrings. Though a 21st-century wordsmith. she has a deep love for traditional song from many cultures, rooted in her childhood kapahaka (Maori) and later introduction to Celtic traditional song. It wasn’t until her collaboration with Lindsay that she threw off the cables and dirt of her beloved backstage world and truly stepped up to the mic. Having relocated to Australia to follow her muse, she’s now most often spotted wandering around with a fishing rod in the NSW sun, singing strange things, without any shoes on.
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