Jemma & The Clifton Hillbillies play 2 sets from 9:30pm
Following two single launches, a video for 'April's Fool', and two years since their ﬁrst EP, sweethearts of the Melbourne alt-country community, Jemma & The Clifton Hillbillies release their debut full-length album this September 2015. Engineered and produced by Sean McMahon, and recorded around the very table where the songs were written, wine was poured, love bloomed, musicians met, and bonds were forged in the ﬁres of country music, the highly-anticipated recording showcases the group's talent for heart-on-sleeve confessional booth song-writing married with a wondrous Stone Country style. With a Loretta for posture, and a Patsy for feeling, ever the bookie's daughter, Jemma Rowlands offers grand odds on love, life and raw emotion.
“In Jemma’s pub it’s always Sunday afternoon coming down, and almost Saturday night. Reckless and self-assured, sassy but not silly. Jemma and her fine young ambitious Clifton Hillbillies - old heads and young hearts. Memories you never had but find yourself wanting.” Mick Thomas, 2015
"Jemma has a voice that knocks me to the floor every time I hear it! Then her sturdy bunch of hillbillies drag me back up so I can happily do it all over again!!” Henry Waggons, 2015.