Q&A Scene: Sparrow-Folk

Tell us about your new show? 

It’s essentially the sequel to our 2015 sell-out musical comedy, ‘SuBIRDia’, but think Back to The Future rather than Dirty Dancing – this sequel is every bit as good as the original. It’s essentially a DIY, renovate your life, musical spectacular – we sing you through the steps to self-improvement. There are guest appearances by industry professionals, but we won’t ruin the surprise.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?

When it comes to our favourite pieces of work it’s a hard choice. Like making us pick our favourite child, cruel! We love the process of songwriting and then dreaming up a filmclip to accompany that song. We also love our live cabaret shows and meeting the lovely people who make up our audiences.

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.

One that particularly stands out is when we were on the Today show chatting with Lisa Wilkinson – Juliet is a pretty big fan. Before we went on air, Juliet asked Lisa if they could be BFFs… and I’m not sure Lisa realised she was joking. Needless to say, she hasn’t been returning our calls since.

What, or who, inspires you?

Our songs tend to be inspired by everyday events, but we will always deny the details…otherwise our families would disown us. It’s amazing how crazy things that happen in our ordinary suburban lives can quickly become fodder for comedy.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

Anything by Flight of the Conchords: Tears of a Gangster is pure genius. Their confidence to write songs completely out of their genre is inspiring. They’re also not afraid to write about the totally insignificant aspects of life and turn them into something magical.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why? 

Make no mistake, Sparrow-Folk is no bird food. We are a bit of a surprise offering – what appears like comfort food at first delivers a surprising hit of zing and is not always easy to swallow. Still thoroughly delicious and will always have you coming back for seconds.

What’s next for you?

We’ll be taking a well-earned break from the touring circuit to work on new material, including new songs and film clips.  We also have plans to collaborate with some other comedic artists on a few projects so stay tuned.

What’s your scene?

We are such rockstars – you will probably see us partying on until the wee hours… in our PJs… sipping a peppermint tea… and comparing knitting projects.

 

About Sparrow-Folk

Sparrow-Folk is the only confirmed “glam folk” band. Described as “adorkable”, Fox and Lark serve up a hilarious set of musical offerings on ukulele. Performers Catherine Crowley (Fox) and Juliet Moody (Lark) created the band to escape their busy households for an hour or two to play music and sip wine.

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Their music has since been shared across the country.  After winning the ABC Exhumed competition for the ACT in 2013, Sparrow-Folk released their debut album ‘The Fox and The Lark.’ Their hit single ‘Ruin Your Day ‘ reached half a million views in two weeks.

 

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