In late 2020, select nominees of the Music Victoria Awards were given the opportunity for a paid and professionally filmed livestream event, thanks to funding from the Victorian Government’s Victoria Together Program.
These live-streamed concerts will provide a valuable income and promotional stream for the nine lucky recipients, along with providing income and networks to the crew behind the scenes.
Each Tuesday for the following 5 weeks, Music Victoria will introduce you to a new award-nominated artist, via live performances filmed at some of Victoria’s most iconic music venues, exclusively for Victoria Together.
Music Victoria presents Freya Josephine Hollick – Live at Hotel Esplanade, St Kilda
Presented by Music Victoria
Still and Video Production by Semiconductor Media
Nominated for Best Regional Act at the 2020 Music Victoria Awards, Ballarat’s Freya Josephine Hollick has been labeled by Double J as one of 5 acts leading the new country music renaissance.
Thanks to a significant grant from Creative Victoria, Freya traveled to California to record her 3rd album in 2019 with Lucinda Williams’ renowned band Buick 6 and guitarist Greg Leisz (known for his work with Beck, Eric Clapton, Aaron Neville, Sheryl Crow among many others). Arriving in Joshua Tree, Hollick, Thomas Brooks and Shane Reilly (Feral Fusion) met with Buick 6 in the desert at famed studio Rancho De La Luna, run by Eagles of Death Metal guitarist, Dave Catching. Here they recorded Hollick’s upcoming full-length album, a record saturated in the sounds of desert rock and cosmic country, inspired by the likes of Ann Peebles, Allen Toussaint and Gene Clark. The third single from her forthcoming record is due for release in the coming months.
Catch a teaser of Freya Josephine Hollick's set below and keep checking in weekly for the other concerts on Victoria Together's website.
Freya Josephine Hollick – Live at Hotel Esplanade, St Kilda is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria