Hussy Hicks: the muso’s musicians
SINCE forming in 2006, Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz have forged their own unique way into the global music scene.
Fearlessly independent, the genre defying Hussy Hicks have followed a trail of possibilities, random twists and turns and discovered a musical world all of their own.
Their influences are drawn from family record collections of old-school blues and country, and from their travels, combining a distinctly Australian roots edge with European gypsy guitar, Arabic rhythms and optimistic social commentaries.
Julz is regarded as one of her country's finest guitarists and has traded licks with everyone from street performers to Phil and Tommy Emmanuel, Michael Franti to John Butler and the Indigo Girls.
Leesa is most recognised for her soaring vocals and joyful, endearing stage presence and she has been steadily earning respect as one of the most captivating vocalists in her field.
The Hussies have been welcomed with honorary memberships into blues, folk, country and jazz circles, spreading their good vibes across festival stages and venues with the single goal of playing music for the absolute joy of it.
Their unique musical approach that spans many genres - from boisterous blues and roots, to contemporary folk fortified with delicious vocal harmonies; alt country inspired tales from the road to 80's style power ballads.
The girls are highly regarded for their musicality by their fellow musicians and punters alike, you can expect lots of interactive jamming, killer guitar licks and soaring vocals.
They are one band not to be missed.
Catch The Hussy Hicks at the Maclean Hotel on Friday, April 15.