Christmas in the Garden Concert

December 4th @ 2pm

Christmas in the Garden Concert

December 4th @ 2pm

‘Time to Say I Love You’

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The Heart Collectors

“Imagine Fleetwood Mac with more of an organic, Celtic-inflected lilt of vocals and melody and you have a rough idea of why Australia’s Heart Collectors are so instantly appealing. There is a vibrant and timeless allure to their music that is resistant to the fashion of the moment, and all the more enduring because of it. Kymrie’s voice is the stuff angel’s wings are made of.” – John T Davis, author of ‘Austin City Limits: ’25 Years Of American Music’

With the sentimentality of 70’s inspired harmonies, Australian four piece ‘Epic Folk’ band The Heart Collectors have graced stages around the world, accomplishing three international tours and releasing four studio albums. Picked as one of the ‘Top Bands To See’ at SXSW (The Austin Statesman), this independent group have found creative ways of staying connected throughout the 2020-21 lockdowns and the cancellation of their USA and UK tours. 

The Hearts released their latest album Time To Say I Love You (2020) one single a fortnight, featured on Spotify with The Guardians “Australian Music for Isolated Times”. In August 2020, The Hearts were selected to be 1 of 12 Australian artists for the Premier Event Global Music Match – a world wide initiative to connect musicians and industry in the face of COVID-19 restrictions.

Carrying the momentum in 2021, they joined Folk Alliance International (FAI) for ‘Folk Unlocked’  Showcases, ‘ISOL-AID Unlocked’, and were considered as one of “the outstanding groups of the week” by John Platt, founder of New Folk Initiative. 

As a part of FAI’s ‘Artists In (Their) Residence’ programme, The Hearts were commissioned to cowrite a song about the effects of COVID-19 with Native American singer/songwriter Charly Lowry, titled ‘Navigating to Hope’. The project’s aim – to raise awareness for the Village Fund charity. 

As possibilities opened for touring in Australia again, The Hearts embarked on a Statewide tour of Tasmania this January/February to Sold Out audiences. In May, they showcased in Canadian Music Week as Official Artists, picked as one of the Top 10 international acts to see by FEMMUSIC.  

With soaring cello, intricate guitar, sparkling mandolin, boot banging banjo, passionate strikes of a tambourine and the thundering of the bodhran, these four charismatic performers create real musical synergy, marrying progressive folk/rock sensibilities and clean classical precision.

 

Releases:

– Sangrael (album 1) – 2013; Studios 301, Byron Bay, Australia; Spins the Gold Records Pty. Ltd; MGM Distribution
– Listen (album 2) – 2015; Pozo Hondo Studios, Round Top, TX, USA; Spins the Gold Records Pty. Ltd; MGM Distribution
– ‘One’ (Single) – 2016: Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio, Wimberely, TX, USA; Spins the Gold Records Pty. Ltd; MGM Distribution
– Back To The Garden (album 3) – 2017; Blue Rock Artist Studio, Wimberely, TX, USA; Spins the Gold Records Pty. Ltd; MGM
– ‘Out Of The Ashes’ (EP) – 2018; Luffley Mtn Studios, Tyalgum AUS; Spins the Gold Records Pty. Ltd; MGM Distribution.
– Time To Say I Love You (Album 4) – 2020; Luffley Mtn Studios, Tyalgum, AUS; Spins the Gold Records, Pty. Ltd; MGM Distribution. 

Recent Festivals:

SXSW – USA – Showcases: 2017, 2018, 2019
Tall Ships Festival – UK, 2017
Farm Fest Take Over – UK, 2017
Rochester Sweeps Festival – UK, 2017, 2018
O’Heart Festival – Aus, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Tyalgum Music Festival – 2017, 2018, 2019 
RedFest – Aus 2017, 2018
Tamar Valley Folk Festival – Aus 2018, 2019, 2021
Ballina Food and Wine Festival – Aus, 2016

Imagine Fleetwood Mac with more of an organic, Celtic-inflected lilt of vocals and melody, and you have a rough idea of why The Heart Collectors are so instantly appealing. With the sentimentality of 70’s inspired harmonies, The Hearts combine a progressive lyric wisdom to invite positive change in their music. 

In the wave of USA and UK tour cancellations due to 2020 lockdowns, the Hearts have continued to find creative ways to connect with both their Australian and International fan bases. They released one track a fortnight from their new record ‘Time To Say I Love You’, as well as being 1 of 12 Australian artists to be part of the premier programme Global Music Match – a world wide initiative to connect musicians and industry in the face of COVID-19 restrictions. 

From the connections they built through 2020, The Heart Collectors have momentum in 2021, joining Folk Alliance International for Folk Unlocked Private Showcases, ISOL-AID Unlocked, and the Artists in (Their) Residence Programme. Now as the possibilities are opening to tour again in Australia, The Hearts are starting with Tasmania this January/February, 

With soaring cello, intricate guitar, sparkling mandolin, boot banging banjo, passionate strikes of a tambourine and the thundering of the bodhran drum, these four charismatic performers create real musical synergy, marrying progressive folk feels, rock sensibilities and clean classical precision.

Get ready to have your heart collected…

Releases:

– Sangrael (album 1) – 2013; Studios 301, Byron Bay, Australia; Spins the Gold Records Pty. Ltd; MGM Distribution

– Listen (album 2) – 2015; Pozo Hondo Studios, Round Top, TX, USA; Spins the Gold Records Pty. Ltd; MGM Distribution

– ‘One’ (Single) – 2016: Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio, Wimberely, TX, USA; Spins the Gold Records Pty. Ltd; MGM Distribution
 

– Back To The Garden (album 3) – 2017; Blue Rock Artist Studio, Wimberely, TX, USA; Spins the Gold Records Pty. Ltd; MGM

 

– ‘Out Of The Ashes’ (EP) – 2018; Luffley Mtn Studios, Tyalgum AUS; Spins the Gold Records Pty. Ltd; MGM Distribution.

– Time To Say I Love You (Album 4) – 2020; Luffley Mtn Studios, Tyalgum, AUS; Spins the Gold Records, Pty. Ltd; MGM Distribution. 

Recent Festivals:

– SXSW – USA – Appearances: 2017, 2018.
– Tall Ships Festival – UK, 2017
– Farm Fest Take Over – UK, 2017
– Rochester Sweeps Festival – UK, 2017, 2018
– O’Heart Festival – Aus, 2016, 2017, 2018
– RedFest – Aus 2017, 2018 
– Tyalgum Music Festival – 2017, 2018 
– Tamar Valley Folk Festival – Aus 2018, 2019
– Ballina Food and Wine Festival – Aus, 2016

Official Videos

Heart of Time 

Inside Out

Out of the Ashes 

Smooth She Sails