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Hussy Hicks / Bio

Since forming in 2006, Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz have forged their own, very unique way into the global music scene. Fearlessly independent, the genre defying Hussy Hicks have followed a trail of possibilities, random twists and turns and discovered a musical world all of their own. Their influences are drawn from family record collections of old skool blues and country, and from their travels, combining a distinctly australian roots edge with european gypsy guitar, arabic rhythms and optimistic social commentaries.
The Hussies have been welcomed with honorary memberships into blues, folk, country and jazz circles, spreading their good vibes across festival stages and venues throughout Europe, America and Australia, with the single goal of playing music for the absolute joy of it.

“Hussy Hicks has a sound all of its own... endlessly interesting and optimistic yet heartbreakingly honest and raw... and the music has a real capacity to connect with something universal in each of us.” – Susan Jarvis, Capital News

“...what real world music is all about: sweat, beat, tapping feet, feel, passion... the joy of good music in a live concert.”
– Andrea Ballarin, Manne.com, Italy

"a strange diversity in the sound thanks to the nature of equal collaboration" - Anna Angel, Rave Magazine

“a swirling blend of dreamy country twang and soulful blues influences” – Scott Templeton, Esperanto

"You won't find a finer female lead guitarist than Julz Parker, who switched from acoustic to electric with ease. As for the voice of Leesa Gentz, it soars and screams yet can be as gentle as a feather tickling your back."
- Derrick Cromb, Play the Blues Radio

2013 – CD “The London Sessions (to be released 29/4/13)
2012 – CD “Postcards and Previews” Live from Switzerland
2010 – CD “A Million Different Truths” (produced by Hussy Hicks and Ando Van Andony)
2009 – Live DVD “Hussy Hicks Live at The Soundlounge” (produced by Gaia Films)
2008 – CD “Life Plays Out” (produced by Bill Chambers)
2010 winner Bluesfest Busking Over Byron
2010 winner Best Country, NCEIA Dolphin Awards
2010 nominee Blues/Female Vocal/Album of the Year NCEIA Dolphin Awards
2009 nominee Female Vocal/Album of the Year NCEIA Dolphin Awards

Selection of past festivals:
Sarzana International Guitar Meeting, Italy
Madame Guitar Festival, Tricesimo Italy
Alcamo Blues Festival, Sicily
Galago Jazz Festival, Sicily
Berlin Carnival of Cultures, Germany
Marienplatz Festival, Stuttgart Germany
Beijing Midi Festival, China
Dubai Original Music Festival, UAE
Memorial Unleashed, Florida USA

Byron Bay Bluesfest, NSW
Port Fairy Folk Festival, Vic
Fairbridge Folk Festival, WA
Nannup Music Festival, WA
Apollo Bay Music Festival, Vic
Gympie Muster, QLD
Snowy Mountains of Music Festival, NSW
Cool Summer Festival, Vic
Yackandandah Folk Festival, Vic

General Info

Band Members
Leesa Gentz, Julz Parker
Artist Name
Hussy Hicks
Home Page
Active Since
Folk / Roots / Blues

Contact Info

Gold Coast, QLD, AU

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