They have been described as the Dixie Chicks meets Bruce Springsteen however Brisbane trio Tin Star can be hard to pin down. Inspired by the folk scenes of sixties Greenwich Village and Laurel Canyon, their strength is the intimacy and passion of three vocals that curl like smoke around each other. … Adding guitar, fiddle and accordion creates a sound that many fans believe is its own genre; a melting pot of the diverse musical influences of the three members – traditional folk, western swing, alt-country, indie pop and American rock.
They have just released their debut CD A Better Way To Do Things featuring predominantly originals. They pack a punch on first listen but will have you humming them long after you first heard them. This album is now available via Bandcamp, Itunes and also streaming on Spotify.
The last two years have seen them performing around the country, predominantly at festivals spanning from southern NSW to far North Queensland, as well as many house concerts, folk clubs and music venues. Late last year they were honoured to be asked to perform as part of Mick Thomas’s (formerly Weddings Parties Anything front man) band The Roving Commission and will be supporting the band again in April 2019.
Written by Executive Producer Chris Cobcroft, Radio 4ZZZ
“…Tin Star’s very polished debut full-length blindsided me completely. It’s so polished it’s a little bit shocking: as if I were gabbing with someone about music at the pub and they had to tell me, a little patronisingly, that there’s this classic Australiana band, beloved by all, only I have no idea who they are … the trio of Cathy Bell, Penny Boys and Dan Grant are exceptionally good at this kind of thing. Listening to Boy’s voice ring out atop the anthemic modulation of opener A Letter From Your Mother or Grants peeling out high as if he was Neil Finn on Bulletproof; well! This is classic songwriting and Tin Star have the chops to make it really catch fire…”