‘The Winterfriends’ present – Live @ The Wickers’


The Winterfriends are a progressive adult-contemporary pop-rock quintet based in Elwood.  Founded by lyricist & performance artist Phaedra with the late bassist/guitarist Steven White in 2013, The Winterfriends have entertained the public at various Victorian festivals & Melbourne venues since their launch at St Kilda fest’s Live N Local in 2014.  Recently relaunching at LiveNLocal Winterfest they are delighted to present “the Winterfriends’ present – Live @the Wickers” indie music pop up concert series at Brighton’s newest cool local music venue, The Wickers Club @170 Glenhuntly Rd, Brighton.

Ranging from indie-folk to post-punk influences, The Winterfriends’ original varied compositions are reminiscent of commercially successful pop-rock outfits like Fleetwood Mac, Crowded House, Heart & Veruka Salt.  In addition to self-taught composer/vocalist Phaedra Gunn on lead vox, The Winterfriends are:

  • Established singer-songwriter Misha Bear – joining The Winterfriends on her relocation to Melbourne from Perth in 2017, Misha brings her acclaimed voice, rhythm guitar & song-writing skills to the current line-up.
  • Accomplished singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalistNick Economou – Nick brings his ‘Scissor Sisters’ disco-infused bass to The Winterfriends’
  • Accomplished multi-instrumentalist Justin Dakin – an exceptional lead guitarist, Justin brings a progressive blues-rock flavour to The Winterfriends’ original compostions.
  • Established percussionist Rhys Hinrichsen – a stalwart of Melbourne’s funk & rock scenes in the 80-90’s, Rhys is the newest Winterfriend joining the current line-up in September.

With this talented group of passionate artists, a rewarding night of entertainment is guaranteed!  Joining them @the Wickers this Thursday as special guests are exceptional local blues-rock outfit Blue Balls – a night not to be missed.

Also catch The Winterfriends performing live on 97.1FM 3MDR radio from 11am Wed Nov 21st, on the uncut & unsigned program.

For more info goto: thewinterfriends.com
or email TheWinterfriends@gmail.com | call 0408 588 990


Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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