PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT “occupy a unique place in Australian music spanning the great divide between Folk and Country” (Trad & Now).
Best known for their career-defining songs such as Hey Rain!, and Where the Cane Fires Burn, the highly-acclaimed couple have been performing together since 1983, and in that time have released 20 albums of exceptionally high quality Australian contemporary folk music. “Carefully crafted lyrics, narrative impetus, and beautiful close harmonies are strong features of their overall sound.” (Folk Rag).
Hey Rain!, along with Where the Cane Fires Burn (from the duo’s 1999 CD Opal Miner – The Songs of Bill Scott), Beside a Railway Line, Ridin’ on the Fruit Train, The Monkeys Sing Soprano, and Nightfire have all featured on the ABC’s bestselling Australia All Over series of albums.
Three of their songs were included on MACCA’S AUSTRALIA ALL OVER TOP 100 album in 2012.
As well as performing at National Folk Festivals, Penny and Roger have been featured artists at Woodford, Maleny, Cabarlah, Sawtell, Jamberoo, Illawarra, Jondaryan Heritage and many other festivals. In concert they have the ability to enthral audiences of all ages with their natural warmth and humour and sparkling acoustic arrangements.
“PENNY DAVIES simply has one of the richest voices in Australian folk music; add in the integrity of ROGER ILOTT’s gentle delivery and compelling acoustic guitar artistry and you have the best harmonies you're likely to hear.” (Trad & Now).