Northern Rivers based folk-pop-punk-poet Alana Wilkinson continues to emerge as one of the most loved artists on the Australian scene.
Since 2018 Alana has turned heads with a string of triumphant (and much talked-about) major festival appearances (Woodford, Queenscliff, Blue Mountains, Nannup, Bello and Mullum) showcasing her wit, humor and insightful social commentary. Backed up with continuous sold out headline shows and wonderfully received support spots for the likes of Tim Freedman, Bob Evans, Clare Bowditch, the Pierce Brothers, The Maes and Kav Temperley Alana has enchanted diverse audiences across Australia.
Combining delicate melodies with disarmingly insightful vignettes about the human condition, Wilkinson is a smiling assassin. Her songs skewer ex-lovers, would-be suitors, ridiculous social norms and the absurd challenges of suburban life in a merciless, yet strangely affectionate way, leaving audiences feeling like they’re sitting in her living room, chatting about life over a steaming cuppa.
Equally at home in the intimate confines of a house concert or in the expansive surrounds of a festival Wilkinson engages audiences with revealing and hilarious stories and songs that seep into the consciousness.
Soon Alana’s recorded output will explode confetti-style with the release of her long awaited record Half Time Oranges which sees Alana expand her palate of musical colors and textures and delivers the dreamy and inspiring body of work she’s been promising for a couple of years now. (Thanks Covid!)
Alana Wilkinson, in all her sunshiny glory, is always one to watch.