Orphan Ann

With a heavy country influence that encompasses the early styles of Hank Williams and Bob Wills, the group lends a hard edged twang to heart-felt ballads and uptempo foot-shufflers. Matthew Hoffman’s vocals are joined by the whine of Liam Campbell’s lap steel and lead guitars, the tasteful piano of Rohan Seekers and the solid rhythm section of Jessi Dunbar (drums) and Chris Hobman (bass).

The recording of their debut EP was originally a lenthy endeavour, with the group often re-recording songs in order to get the best result possible. The final product features guest spots from a number of talented Brisbane musicians, folk multi-instrumentalist George Jackson contributes fiddle, mandolin and banjo on a number of tracks and Matthew Palmer and Simone Pitot lend their vocal contributions.

The group’s first year saw them solidify a group sound through rehearsal and workshopping material, making occasional apperances at beloved Brisbane venues such as Ric’s, The Globe, Queen Street Mall Main Stage, X&Y and Black Bear Lodge. Now with a debut EP under their belt the group looks forward to bigger and better things, their sound still developing and their eyes on future projects.