Hailing from the Western Australian town of Margaret River, Rowena Wise has grown up with music, touring nationally and internationally from a young age with the Wise Family Band.
Relocating to Melbourne in 2012, Wise has immersed herself in the local scene, playing regularly as a member of Stray Hens, while writing and recording her own indie-folk songs on guitar and ukulele. In the vein of Feist and Regina Spektor, Wise paints pop-infused melodies, and quirky, conversational lyrics onto a sparse, folk canvas. Her voice breaks and bellows in all the right places, and there is a believability that belies her 20 years.
Recently coming runner-up at the Folk Alliance Youth Awards 2014, Wise will spend the year playing festivals, touring and recording her debut EP, due for release in the second half of 2014. Catch her in the Gasometer front bar on Tuesday 29 July.