Nigel Wearne

Nigel Wearne saunters after dark in the music of the night, blending blues, jazz and Americana-noir. Swathed with rambunctious horns, Gretsch guitar, drums and double-bass, they’re a 6-piece with a retro vibe that smacks it straight back to the 60’s. Hailing from Gunditjmara country in south-west Victoria, Nigel Wearne is a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with diverse influences such as Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Rickie Lee Jones. He’s had a huge 2023… in this year alone, he’s toured the US three times, the UK twice and played a bunch of festivals including AmericanaFest (USA), MerleFest (USA), Cambridge Folk Festival (UK), Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (USA), Mile of Music (USA) and Old Settler’s Music Festival (USA). His latest album The Reckoning is an enlivening experience that inhabits the after-dark realms of blues, jazz and rock ‘n roll. Think after dark jazz club meets Ennio Morricone with a dose of soul. “Intoxicating New Orleans-tinged Americana… a bit of Waits, some Early James and C.W. Stoneking” – POST TO WIRE.