AUSTRALIA | 2022 PARTICIPANT
Melbourne based Australian soulful singer songwriter Hannah Acfield charms with exquisite vocals, and bold self-assured songwriting. Described as “a luscious blend of Jeff Buckley, Aretha Franklin and Joni Mitchell”, she combines the storytelling of indie folk with soaring, stirring vocals inspired by gospel and soul.
The 2021 release of debut solo LP No Light Without Shade, has seen Hannah Acfield truly find her musical path. A sense of freedom, of power and fluidity, define a record dubbed a “masterpiece” (Francesca de Valence – I Heart Songwriting Club) and a “triumph of talent” (Phil Stafford, The Australian); a record with which Acfield moves beyond the pure folk demesne that defined her early career, and into a new realm that is hers and hers alone, her otherworldly voice and poignant writing heralding the arrival of an Australian singer-songwriter of serious note.
“A beautiful voice” – Joan Armatrading
“An excellent album” – Neil Rogers, Triple R
“Truly wonderful songwriting” – The AU Review
“Extraordinary voice” – John O’Brien, The Courier Mail
★★★★ – City Hub Sydney