Bec Taylor and the Lyrebirds is the alt folk-pop project of Canberra multi-instrumentalist Bec Taylor. After performing in a number of projects over the past decade, including punk-outfit Glitoris and alt-pop quartet Fun Machine, Bec took to writing a juicy new record and is ready to share it with new live band The Lyrebirds. Signed to Buttercup Records before the first single even dropped, her upcoming album is full of alt-folk earworms and restrained pop nuggets.
Bec has toured rigorously over her career, and recorded almost a dozen records while performing on some of the biggest stages around the country with her previous projects, including BIGSOUND, Groovin’ The Moo, and the Woodford Folk Festival, as well as playing alongside the likes of Gotye, The Cat Empire, and main tour support for Regurgitator. Also with her previous bands, Bec has won numerous awards for her performance and songwriting, including a couple of National Live Music Awards and MusicACT Music Industry Awards.
In 2020, Bec took to produce a collection of new material written after feeling a burst of inspiration while away in Nashville. Recorded with Louis Montgomery (Peking Duk, SAFIA), these songs are a jangly, alt-pop expression of Bec’s many years of experience as a songwriter, performer, and music teacher. In 2021, Bec is ready to share her debut single ‘Friend of Mine’, a song that touches on the turbulences and untroubled moments of friendship.
Supported by Lucy Ridge and the Derby Widows
Lucy Ridge and the Derby Widows are a high energy soul and blues band fronted by the sheer raw talent that is Lucy Ridge. Backed by an all-star group (featuring members of TraXion, Rumblr, and The Barren Spinsters) Lucy Ridge and the Derby Widows are a 7-piece force to be reckoned with. They play a range of soul, funk, and blues inspired original tunes, as well as the occasional cover. Deep grooves, high notes and almost everything you’ve ever wanted in between, the Derby Widows are here to zhuzh up your life with a groovalicious good time.
Fri Apr 2
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Queanbeyan Hive