Music on the Hill (MOTH) Fri 5 Dec line up

Music on the Hill, Friday 5 December, Red Hill Pavilion from 7.00pm.

Jackson McLaren, Charm of Finches and Jeff Wall.

Exciting young singer songwriter Jackson McLaren headlines the next MOTH on Friday 5 December.

At the early age of 17 Warnambool’s Jackson McLaren’s folk-inflected songcraft had caught the ear of Josh Pyke, who produced Jackson’s debut self-titled EP. A move to Melbourne later, the breakthrough came with ‘A Whole Day Nearer’ from 2011’s Mirrors and Strings EP.

In 2013 it was followed by the haunting single ‘Some of My Friends’ – a waltz-time tribute to the way that life changes us all, driven by an insistent fiddle and a melody Mumford & Sons would have killed for – and now McLaren and his trusty sidemen, the Triple Threat, have recorded their debut full length album: Songs to Greet the Dawn. Produced by John Castle (Josh Pyke, Washington, Gossling) the album maps the development of one of Australia’s most exciting young songwriters.

Jackson will play solo and mainly acoustic at MOTH.

Support act Charm of Finches are the new kids on the folk block. Literally. Aged 12 and 14, siblings Mabel and Ivy peddle seamless harmonies and songwriting beyond their years. They released their debut EP “Home” in August this year.

Local singer songwriter Jeff Wall will open the night.

Tickets can be purchased here.