A blend of alternative folk, ambient rock, a twist of bossa nova, and a sweet spot of pop.
Melbourne singer-songwriter Belinda Wickens launches her alternative folk debut album In the Eye of the Beholder.
With a sweet and expressive rawness, Belinda’s songs share the experiences of life and love, and the need to find a sense of meaning.
At times quirky and playful, and other times deep and poignant, In the Eye of the Beholder is a journey across a multi-faceted platform of musical genres, from alternative folk, to rock and pop.
released August 8, 2014
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Belinda has enticed an eclectic mix of talented musicians that meld undertones of Indian instrumentation with shredding metal guitar solos, haunting cello woven with elegant flute, and ethereal, resonant vocal harmonies subtly underscored with atmospheric keys and deep bass lines, to produce a truly magical and unique album.
Belinda Wickens: Vocals, acoustic nylon guitar, acoustic steel string, harmonium.
Ernie O (Haethenfolc, Mekigah): Keys, bass guitar, piano accordion, drum programming.
Richie Poate (Haethenfolc, Dreadnaught): Electric guitar, acoustic steel string, acoustic nylon, slide guitar.
Annette Eldridge (Prana Quartet, The Eldridge Sisters): Cello.
Richard Eagle (Solo artist, TK and Rose): Sax, flute.
Ami Hasson (Harmonious Gathering, Healing Delight): Elfin and wind chimes, cabasa, crystal singing bowl, cajon, darbuka, udu and shamanic drums.
Angela Hina Gates (Solo artist, Harmonious Gathering): Female vocal harmonies.
Finn McMillan (Haethenfolc, 28th Mansion): Male vocal harmonies.
Recorded, mixed, produced and mastered by Ernie O, Bayswater, Victoria, Australia.
Cover art and design by www.belindawickens.com