Music on the Hill (MOTH) Fri 7 November line up

Friday 7 November, Red Hill Pavilion from 7.00 pm.

James Kenyon, Jo Meares, The Land (Tash Parker and Emma Anglesey).

We are excited to announce that the third MOTH line up will feature five artists from as far apart as Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart.

Singer songwriter James Kenyon was born and raised in South Australia and is now based in Melbourne. His song writing is a view from a car or a busted metal bridge or a window in a hall. James’ debut album The North Pole is available now at

Nestled among layers of strings – acoustic guitar, double bass, banjo and fiddle – Kenyon’s stories provide a powerful reminder of the places and spaces that make the Australian experience unique:

The broad skies, passing wheat silos, river crossings, grey suburbs and power lines merge memory and imagination in song.

James will play a duo set at MOTH with double bass player Luke Richardson.

Jo Meares, from surf city Sydney, in his new album creates haunting atmospheres telling stories of outsiders, loss, confusion, love and failure.

Jo’s first solo album ‘A Handful of Smoke’ was awarded Australian Album of the year on the highly respected radio show Outpost on 2SER.

It was recorded over 2 years in France, Sydney and Melbourne involving members of Charles Jenkins and the Zhivagos, French pianist Lisa Barel and what were to become his band the Honeyriders.

Jo’s second solo album ‘One More Time’ was made with the Honeyriders and involves a sixteen piece string section, beautiful backing vocals and lush guitar sounds.

Jo plays most years in France, Spain and Finland and is gradually building his following there.

His June 2014 release of the album ‘King of the Crystal Mountain’ in Australia was followed by an extensive tour of Europe involving France, Spain, and Finland.

Jo will play a solo mainly acoustic set at MOTH.

The Land is place of delicious harmonies, whimsical story telling, rhythmic guitars, ukulele, dolcimer and strange and wonderful percussion that will have your feet tapping and body moving. In The Land you are free to imagine, to play, to let go, to begin.

Tash Parker is from the ancient, steep-sided mountain ranges and cracking clays of the Kimberley in North Western Australia, and Emma Anglesey grew up in the high, rocky, dolerite cliffs and fertile valleys of the Great Western Tiers in Tasmania. Both established singer songwriters and musicians in their own right, together they’ve formed The Land

Tash and Emma will play a duo set at MOTH.


JAMES KENYON – South Troy Against the World

JO MEARES – King of Crystal Mountain