Matt Joe Gow & Kerryn Fields with Velvet Arrow
With multiple awards to their names and thousands of miles between them, Matt Joe Gow & Kerryn Fields are bonafide masters of their craft, having discovered a natural chemistry as performers, the union of their songwriting enables them to explore new depths in their music.
Their ragged edge comes steeped in Alt-Country influences, building their sound around acoustic instruments and honest songwriting while devouring records from Bob Dylan, Gillian Welch, Tracy Chapman, Grant Lee Phillips, Dave Dobbyn and Neil Finn.
Matt Joe Gow grew up in Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand, a place with bad weather and good music, meanwhile Kerryn Fields was raised in the North Island with one hand on guitar and the other firmly upon her heart. A kindred connection with their homeland brings an emotive strength to their music and gives their songs a sense of place and purpose.
"The combined talents of both these two artists is really a perfect match and the chance to see them performing together should not be missed" - Myles O'Neil-Shaw PBS FM.
Celebrated artists in Australia, Matt Joe Gow & Kerryn Fields are Music Victoria Award winners for their respective solo records and have appeared on festival stages such as Port Fairy Folk Festival, Out On The Weekend, Queenscliff Music Festival, Riverboats, Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival, Out On The Green and Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Velvet Arrow takes you down a lost path of dark nights and lonesome dreamers.
Dan Stenhouse and Hannah Jane share a unique blend of harmony; wandering through fields of Alt-Folk into Dark Country and somewhere in between.
Born and raised in the same small town and country music scene in Northland, New Zealand many years ago; creative musician/producer Dan and songwriter Hannah met in 2017 a lifetime later to find they both speak the language of solitude and share a love of melancholic melodies.
Velvet Arrow have recorded their own distinctive take on a thoughtfully curated collection of songs and are now embarking on a journey to bring their prolific folders of original writings out of utero.
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Thursday 11 May 2023