Bush Gothic

Music / Folk
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Rattled by the bones of convicts and steeped in campfire smoke, Bush Gothic perform darker, stranger Australian folk. Defiantly modern, achingly old, this most daring of Australian bush bands perform songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold.

Returning to Adelaide for 3 intimate concerts the band has garnered rave responses in the UK for their last album 'The Natural Selection Australian Songbook'. Featuring fiddlesinger Jenny M. Thomas, (piano, spoons and lead vocals), Dan Witton on double bass and vocals Chris Lewis on drumset, piano, glockenspiel and vocals, the band reclaims lost cultural territory, performing dark and beautiful songs of treachery and transportation, dragged them out of the songbooks, ripping them apart then lovingly put back together as a reminder that our history never leaves us.


★★★★★ BBC Music Magazine.


"Utterly riveting" Rip It Up.


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Bush Gothic

The Guardian described band leader Jenny M. Thomas as an ‘Edgy rising folk star’ and together with double bassist Dan Witton and drummer Chris Lewis they are returning to Adelaide after launching their last album ' The Natural Selection Australian Songbook' in the UK to rave reviews from Songlines, fRoots and the Guardian.

Bush Gothic have played in Australian gaols, concert halls and goldfields with performances reviewed as ‘outstanding’ and ‘mesmerising…utterly riveting’ and have included appearances at Mona Foma, Brunswick Music Festival, Castlemaine State Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival, National Folk Festival and The Port Fairy Spring Music Festival.

‘Imagining life without her music and its surprises is too bleak to even think about. Jenny M. Thomas is that transformative an artist.’ (fRoots) ‘

They return to play three intimate concerts ahead of shows in Port Fairy, New Zealand, Western Australia and a return to the UK in 2017.


Tin Shed at The Wheatsheaf Hotel

39 George St, Thebarton, SA, 5031