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Hussy Hicks / Bio

The Hussy Hicks have a unique musical approach that spans many genres - from boisterous blues and roots, to contemporary folk fortified with delicious vocal harmonies; alt country inspired comedic tales from the road to 80's style power ballads. The girls, Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz are highly regarded for their musicality by their fellow musicians and punters alike, Julz primarily for her eccentric bluesy guitar playing and Leesa for her undeniably powerful vocal performances and commanding stage persona.

Quotes:
“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

Releases:
2014 – CD "Blues on Broadbeach bootleg" (Live blues set with full band)
2013 – CD “The London Sessions" (recorded at Nevo studios, London)
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)
Awards:
2013 winner NCEIA Album of the Year (for The London Sessions)
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:
INTERNATIONAL
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

AUSTRALIA
Byron Bay Bluesfest, NSW
Port Fairy Folk Festival, Vic
Fairbridge Folk Festival, WA
Blues at Bridgetown, WA
Nannup Music Festival, WA
Apollo Bay Music Festival, Vic
Gympie Muster, QLD
Blues on Broadbeach, QLD
Cool Summer Festival, Vic
Peak Festival, NSW
Yackandandah Folk Festival, Vic

General Info

Band Members
Leesa Gentz, Julz Parker
Artist Name
Hussy Hicks
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/hussyhicks
Active Since
04/06
Genres
Folk / Roots / Blues

Contact Info

Location
Gold Coast, QLD, AU

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