Tin Star is a Brisbane band melding traditional folk tendencies with a bit of rock and roll and comprises members of The Poachers, Doubting Thomas and Jeremiah. Soaring vocals and sparse but powerful instrumentals present songs with heart, both original and borrowed. The band presents a nuanced, heart-on-the-sleeve sound that forges an intimate space for a spontaneous, playful and utterly charming live show.
Tin Star have the prerequisite ‘folkie’ acoustic guitars, fiddle, accordion and three-part heavenly harmonies, but their sweet sound is more reminiscent of the burgeoning folk scene of 60’s Greenwich Village. Penny Boys has a pure, unrestrained voice that would make the most jaded of listeners sit up and take notice. However, it is the combination of three powerful singer/songwriter/instrumentalists that makes Tin Star unique, a group far greater than the sum of its parts.
They are renowned for their nuanced, heart-on-the-sleeve sound that forges an intimate space for a spontaneous, playful and utterly charming live show. Tin Star have recently appeared at The Bug Music Unplugged in New Farm, Folk Redlands, Maleny Music Festival, Turning Wave Festival in Yass, NSW and West End Sessions concert series.