Songwriters Feat. The Ruiins, Alys Ffion And Angharad Drake

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BLACK BEAR LODGE PRESENTS:
SONGWRITERS
with The Ruiins, Alys Ffion and Angharad Drake

The Ruiins is a collaboration of raw blues and vintage rock enriched by powerful vocals and a touch of character livening each song. The brother-like duo, Adam Dooker and Pat Sugden, hail from the New South Wales Mid North Coast and have graced audiences from Sydney all the way through to the trendiest venues of Brisbane. Stemming from their roots of a beach orientated lifestyle, Adam and Pat have manifested into a unique two-piece who claim a sound that is The Ruiins. With the use of captivating riffs, heartfilled vocals, and a foot-tapping beat, residing on the Gold Coast they have grown into a locally loved icon. There is no end-sight for the quirky pair as they face down the release of their debut single Eventually, working with the likes of Producer Sean Cook (Big Scary's 'Vacation') the track has rich personality, humbling lyrics, and rhythm that will force you to groove.

Alys Ffion is a 19 year old Nashville-based Australian singer-songwriter who is forging her own musical path. A storyteller in song, Alys is highly regarded for her refreshing natural style driven by a fierce commitment to her art. She plays acoustic guitar effortlessly, writes and sings from the heart with deep conviction and youthful optimism. With a reputation for hard work, solid guitar chops and gifted melodies, Alys has written with numerous celebrated writers and producers in past years including Brian Kennedy, Chad Carlson, Jim Jonsin, Mark Lizotte and Jeff Cohen. She is regularly invited to play at showcases in Nashville and certainly made her mark there since arriving in February 2015.

23 year old Brisbane based Angharad Drake grew up on Australia’s famed Sunshine Coast, where she began writing music during her early years of high school. Influenced by the stylings of Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling and Bon Iver, she began to develop her own individual style during her University years and recorded a self titled debut EP in 2010. Since then she has completed two more selfproduced EP's (2013’s 'Lay Down', and 2014’s 'Swing’), all in preparation for her debut full length album, 'Sword’. Blending a mixture of Folk storytelling, lullaby melodies and atmospheric harmonies the album infuses subtle influences from Folk virtuoso’s like Laura Marling, Jose Gonzalez and Joanna Newsom, whilst managing to maintain its own distinctive sound. Brisbane based Drake employed the trusted hands of the production team at soundtekoma, following a series of selfproduced EP releases which experienced cult success and saw her work hard on the local live scene, culminating in an upcoming tour in late November with her 4piece band. 2016 marks the beginning of a special journey for Angharad Drake.
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By: Black Bear Lodge