Hi, I am Zoe Elliot. Self managed, self promoted, self funded City Folk artist. Firstly, thank you so much for your support and clicking through to my page. It is people like you that keep muso’s like me afloat – both in finance and spirit.
I first picked up my guitar on the banks of the Fitzroy River, in Western Australia. I was 13 and at the time I was living in a campervan with my family. I initially learnt guitar by pulling out mums “Top 50 Guitar Songs”, flicking to “Leaving on a Jetplane” and proceeding to try and decode the fingering charts. It was magical – reading and playing at a campfire beside a crocodile infested river. When I returned home, I taught myself to harmonise by singing along with Bic Runga‘s “Drive” album. And later still, I began writing songs.
I have started classifying my music as “City Folk”. Folk seems to bring images of hand made instruments, dancing with bells and unshaven armpits. Which are definitely great in their own right. BUT, what of the “trendy” non dancing artists hiding in city underground venues with relatively hair free armpits? Those who are living in the melting pot of the city, writing songs about the events they see on the streets and caught in passing trends. I feel we need a sub genre. I want a sub genre!
So, a quick resume of fortune:
I was fortunate enough to join Matt Corby in his 2011 & 2012 Secret Garden shows, Renee Geyer on Australia Day 2013, The Lucky Wonders and Patrick James (a must see) at shows. I have played at the Peats Ridge Music Festival (2012-13), Manly Jazz Festival (2012), Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival (2011), Caloundra Music Festival (2010) and many others.
I intend to use this website to inform you of new gigs, releases, videos and other tidbits. I also would like to promote other independent artists that I find, and would like to enlarge your knowledge of Australian City Folk music :).
If you are looking for ways you can stay in touch and help me in my musical endeavors, I would love it if you would:
- Get on the Mailing List.
- “Like Me” on Facebook (and perhaps share my page on your wall…)
- Review my music on Triple J Unearthed.
- Review my music on iTunes.
- Play my music to your friends, or play it in your car at FULL VOLUME for people sharing the peak hour sound scape with you.
Thanks for your support,