(Youtube) Perch Creek are a band of five energetic multi-instrumentalists and vocalists, four of whom happen to be siblings.
This Melbourne-based band play harmony driven roots music with a creative energy and fearless spirit that sparkles with imagination and individuality. With diverse instrumentation including guitar, double bass, keyboard, trombone, saw, banjo and tap dancing, Perch Creek combine five-part vocal harmonies with folk, roots and rock musical styles all threaded together by the band’s unique collaborative song writing. Perch Creek have been performing and evolving over the best part of ten years, taking their music across the globe and laying the foundations to become one of the most entertaining and innovative original musical acts doing the rounds of Australia and the international stage today.
Perch Creek — who have toured extensively across Australia, Europe, the UK and Canada with major festival appearances including Edinburgh Fringe, WOMAD (UK), Golden Plains, The Falls Festival, MONA FOMA and Woodford Folk Festival as well as ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks — stand to be counted with their current album Jumping On The Highwire, nominated for ‘Best Independent Country Album’ in the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards.
The band consistently deliver unforgettable, high-energy shows - at moments haunting, but ultimately uplifting. Band members: Christi Hodgkins - harmonica, trombone, saw, vocals, Lear Hodgkins - drums, washboard, vocals, Eileen Hodgkins - guitar, banjo-uke, tap dancing, vocals, Camilla Hodgkins - keys, banjo, vocals, James Chandler - double bass, vocals.
“They perform with such infectious joy. The gig was pure showmanship.” Australian Musicians Network – live review