WoodworX Brian Heywood
WoodworX celebrates the Australian emmigrant music that was imported to the 'The Fatal Shore' - either willingly or otherwise. The music has passed through the forge of the harsh outback and the urban 'push' to become a strong and vibrant reflection of life in Australia - referring to its roots, but standing proudly on its own two feet.

The project originally started as a collaboration between two Australian musicians - Brian Heywood and Toni Wood - both now based in the UK. Toni is no longer gigging but Australian singer Marilla Homes has stepped into the breach to keep the rich vocal harmonies and dymanic lead vocals central to the sound of the band.

The band have released one album to date and have played on both sides of the planet in settings as diverse as Galsgow's Celtic Connections, the NAFA conventions in Nashville and Montreal as well as the Australian National Festival. The first album, which was recorded in both Australia and the UK, received critical aclaim with comments like "... essential listening, and possibly the best thing you'll hear all year." from FiddleOn Magazine (UK) and "A must for lovers of folk rock." from Musician Magazine (UK).

You can book WoodworX as; an acoustic duo, a trio with an accordion player, as a larger, a semi-acoustic quartet with a percussionist or a full on 'electric' ensemble. We can also do a combined concert and Bush Dance event with Brian's dance band - Bluetongue.

The reviews...

"... - this is a beautifully produced album. A must for lovers of folk rock." - Musician Magazine (UK)

"More sharp, blistering British folk rock from one of the newest masters of the genre..." - Crow and Wolf Music

"WoodworX's particular brand of contemporary folk-pop should appeal to a wide cross-section of listeners" - David Kidman (NetRhythms.co.uk)

"sexy and unpredictable" - Score! Music Magazine

"rocked-up folk with roo bars" - The Rake's Progress