Australian stories record 50 000 years of human endeavour, strength and survival and the rich culture of it's people. A Passing of Seasons is an album dedicated to preserving Australian stories past and present in song. Only such a small part of this lands history includes European settlement and so it is only slivers of this recent culture that we can re-tell as a contribution to the whole. From that perspective, a young country, yet full of amazing characters, tragedy and the triumph of the enduring spirit of those who live and thrive there.
Unpredictable, at times playfully mischievous and varying from the standard, the “rogue” in Sadie and Jay has inspired some wonderfully creative, entertaining and wayward 'folk' songs!
One of the many highlights of this album is the effortless way in which Sadie and Jay change gear from one musical style to another without ever sacrificing cohesiveness or losing their identity.
Graham Blackley TRAD & NOW
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Grem Devlin The Living Tradition (UK) The third album from this Australian duo continues their diverse musical narrative. The key to their success is the obvious musical chemistry between them. Having seen them live on recent tours in the UK, I was expecting a tight album again, and this is a joy from beginning to end.
Susan Jarvis - Country Music Capitol (AUS) These are exquisitely crafted songs, musically complex and emotionally powerful and their total effect is quite breathtaking
Alison Bell - Vice President of The Brisbane Folk History Project (AU) ...the best of Australian contemporary folk music. Few artists pay such exquisite detail to the total soundscape. This album will leave delightful sounds echoing in your head long after you have stopped listening to the actual tracks.
Robin Brew – Hamsterfest MC 2019 (NZ) Sadie & Jay demanded my attention from their first offering, not only for their superb musicianship, lovely use of dynamics, vocal shading etc. but really topical, relevant and brave songwriting about issues that need raising.
Murray Kilpatrick - Acoustic Routes Wellington (NZ) Throughout their concert, they held the entire audience entranced. I was struck by the amount of care and thought that they've obviously put into the arrangements, harmonies, instrumentation and presentation of their songs.