Quotes / Press

“One of the truly outstanding groups of the week [at Folk Unlocked Conference 2021]  was The Heart Collectors, a Celtic-influenced ‘epic folk’ band”. John Platt, founder of New Folk Initiative 

“Don’t miss this sensational Internationally acclaimed Act! It has been our pleasure to host them at Tamar Valley Folk Festival 21. Beautiful music , Beautiful people. Great feedback”. Chris Atwell, Director of Tamar Valley Folk Festival 

“The delicate interlace of string instruments – Reuben Loire on guitar, Tristan Dafoe on mandolin and banjo, Mobius Barnaby on cello — in this Australian folk rock outfit underscores ethereal lead singing from Kymrie Henge and beautiful vocal harmonies from all. Though the band has been compared to numerous contemporary Americana groups its roots seem to lie more directly in the classic 1960s British folk rock epitomized by the likes of Fairport Convention, Pentangle and Steeleye Span. Like those musicians the members of The Heart Collectors are as interested in American folk rock songwriters as much as they are in their own traditional folk melodies. They are particularly adept at covers of Joni Mitchell, whose “Woodstock” and “The River” are both in their repertoire. The band’s single “One” is an inspiring anthem for world unity and peace in troubled times. – John Swenson, write for Offbeat Magazine (previously Rolling Stone Magazine)

“Imagine Fleetwood Mac with more of an organic, Celtic-inflected lilt of vocals and melody and you have a rough idea of why Australia 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’

 

 

5/18 – From Oz All the way To Kerry

5/18 – From Oz All the way To Kerry

https://www.independent.ie/regionals/kerryman/entertainment/from-oz-all-the-way-to-kerry-36864427.html Kerry holds a special place in the heart of one Australian folk band, so much so that they have included three shows here on their latest tour of the...

read more
8/17 – Collectors Headline Garden Concert – AUS

8/17 – Collectors Headline Garden Concert – AUS

Collectors headline garden concert Link: https://www.tweeddailynews.com.au/news/collectors-headline-garden-concert/3212576/ TYALGUM'S own internationally-touring folk band The Heart Collectors will take to the stage in a delightful garden concert wrapping up the...

read more
3/17 – John Swenson – USA

3/17 – John Swenson – USA

"The delicate interlace of string instruments – Reuben Loire on guitar, Tristan Dafoe on mandolin and banjo, Mobius Barnaby on cello — in this Australian folk rock outfit underscores ethereal lead singing from Kymrie Henge and beautiful vocal harmonies from all....

read more
3/17 – John T Davis – USA

3/17 – John T Davis – USA

"Imagine Fleetwood Mac with more of an organic, Celtic-inflected lilt of vocals and melody and you have a rough idea of why Australia Heart Collectors are so instantly appealing. There is a vibrant and timeless allure to their music that is resistant to the fashion of...

read more
2/17 – The Heart Collectors tour the Highlands – AUS

2/17 – The Heart Collectors tour the Highlands – AUS

Link: http://www.southernhighlandnews.com.au/story/4454716/here-to-collect-hearts/ The Heart Collectors tour the Highlands Journey into a musical land of synergetic harmonies which was inspired by the Highlands. Australian folk band The Heart Collectors are returning...

read more
4/16 – Interview with the AU Review – USA

4/16 – Interview with the AU Review – USA

Link: http://www.southernhighlandnews.com.au/story/4454716/here-to-collect-hearts/ SXSW Music Interview: The Heart Collectors (Tyalgum) on recording in the US, touring & more! Bringing some acoustic folk goodness from Tyalgum out to Austin for SXSW this year, The...

read more
12/15 – Music Reviews with Nick – AUS

12/15 – Music Reviews with Nick – AUS

Music Reviews with Nick - Tweed Daily News "Listen may have been recorded in Austin, Texas, but this album of folk pop songs sparkles with the sunshine and emerald green of the northern rivers. The Heart Collectors have captured the carefree feeling of this region...

read more
11/15 – Whats on Byron – The Heart Collectors – AUS

11/15 – Whats on Byron – The Heart Collectors – AUS

Whats on Byron - The Heart Collectors   Link: http://www.whatsonbyron.com.au/event/the-heart-collectors/ Freshly back on Australian shores after recording their second album ‘Listen’ in Austin, Texas, North Coast group ‘The Heart Collectors’ are only just...

read more