Folk roots duo Little Wise and hybrid pop artist Megan Bernard are joining forces for a national tour in March – May 2014. The tour will take the pair from their hometown of Melbourne across VIC, TAS, SA, NSW and QLD
A joint effort showcasing the Little Wise duo and Megan Bernard’s solo material, the acts will alternate performance order for each show. Whilst the outfits may have diverse genre leanings, the artists view the stylistic diversity as a tasty aural treat for audiences.
Little Wise showcases precise female harmonies lead by singer-songwriter Sophie Klein’s wistful but self-assured vocals. Whilst mostly a rhythm guitarist, Klein confidently throws in layers of banjo, mandolinand slide guitar , summoning the spirits of Lucinda Williams, Mia Dyson, The Waifs and James Taylor. Joining Klein is Megan Bernard on backing vocals, decorating Klein’s songs with her irresistibly lush electric guitar tones.
Together, the pair share a palpable musical chemistry emerging from years of musical friendship.
To coincide with the tour, Little Wise are proud to release a new 6-track EP entitled Sweet Rain Falling, featuring the single My Pocket, a matured follow-up to 2012’s Moments of Clarity EP. My Pocket is the result of a new collaboration with producer Kalju Tonuma and shows Klein at her most vulnerable, as she examines both the sadness and profundity of grief.
Bernard is touring in support of her recently released single Bulldozing, a much-anticipated follow up to this Melbourne hybrid-pop siren's previous releases 'Big Dreams', and 'Shifting Futures'.
Bulldozing takes Bernard’s sound and song-writing to inspiring new places, filled with sensual and haunting vocals, aggressive sonic attack, elegant lyrical structure and instrument samples including an Indian Sarangi from Orchestral Rock band BaK. Bernard's sound draws its power from a John Mayer-inspired guitar style and the luscious vocal soundscapes of Imogen Heap. ‘A fabulous guitarist’ – Gotye.