23 Feb 2015
Aaaaaand we’re back! We’re thrilled to be part of the line-up for this year’s Yackandandah Folk Festival in Victoria in March. It’s one of our favourite folk festivals and a lovely welcoming town to start performing in again after our ‘baby break’.
We’ve been enjoying our rehearsals and finally getting to finish off some songs that have long been in the making. We really love the new songs and are burning to perform them for you with the energy that comes with new material and a long break. Rehearsing and song writing has been a lot like quality couple’s time for us. It’s one of the best ways for us to stop and reconnect amid the constant activity that is raising a child. And there is so much new and unexplored passion and emotion to pour into it. Our voices have matured. Our minds have widened and our feet have become more grounded. Playing music has never been so much fun!
August just keeps growing and growing, developing into a little boy. He’s running around now, loves to have a chat and to sing and dance. He’s strong-willed and knows what he wants, while at the same time being incredibly affectionate and sweet. That big love just gets bigger and bigger every day and the fact that he exists is still as surreal to us today as it was the day that he was born.
18 Jun 2014
Nick and Liesl have written three original songs for the movie ‘An Evergreen Christmas’, starring academy award-winner Robert Loggia, Booboo Stewart from the Twilight and X-Men series, and country music legend Naomi Judd. The movie will be released Christmas 2014 and was recently at the Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals.
29 Nov 2013
Our darling boy August was born on Sunday October 13th! We are overjoyed, totally in love and cannot imagine ever having lived without him. He is a gorgeous boy who loves to smile and ‘have a chat’. He loves music, especially when we sing to him, and he loves to join in!
We will be having some time off touring until we get our bearings as parents and August is old enough to hit the road with us. He is already a great traveller and we can’t wait to share the musician’s life with him. Life at home is also sweet at the moment. Smiles, games, reading and singing; bath time, pottering-around-time and nappy-free time; walks, drives, and catch-ups with family and friends. …Read the full story
11 Jul 2013
If you are wondering which of our songs are featured in the musical ‘Feather: A Musical Portrait’ and how to get hold of them, here is a list of the songs and which releases they are from, as well as links to iTunes and our store. We are also doing a special offer during the NYMF run of shows where you can order all three CDs for $55 (US/AUD) with free postage within the US as well as Australia. Visit the store to order or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
From the album ‘Feather’ (2011) iTunes / CD:
- Your Heart in My Hands
- Sing Sing
- Leave This Town
- Witch’s Brew
- Does it Matter
From ‘Friend and Lover’ (2013) iTunes / CD:
- Missing You
- Skipping Seasons
From ‘Wyong River’ (2008) iTunes / CD:
- Mother Theresa
29 May 2013
All performances for the New York Musical Theatre Festival will be held at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater at the Signature Theatre, New York.
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06 May 2013
“Half of the artists on the CD I’m hearing for the first time, but I know it won’t be the last time for many of them. I’ve already gone out and bought Nick and Liesl’s CD Feather.”
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02 May 2013
“As for the happily hippie couple Nick & Liesl, they may not be blues in any traditional sense, but there’s so much sunshine in their contribution, Most Of My Life, that you can’t help but smile and know that whoever thought the blues could only exist in the pain of a dirt poor black American for the Mississippi Delta circa 1930 will be reminded that the blues is a living tradition that continues to absorb influences from the people it touches and then inspires to make it in their own image. Long may it do so!”
18 Apr 2013
NYMF Announces 2013 Productions; Co-Founder Isaac Robert Hurwitz Will Step Down Following Tenth Annual Fest
By Michael Gioia
15 Apr 2013
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the 2013 lineup of productions for its tenth annual festival, which will run July 8-28 in New York City. …Read the full story
09 Apr 2013
Für ihr zweites gemeinsames Album haben Nick Everitt (Gesang, Akustikgitarre) und Liesl Karlsson (Gesang, Piano) 13 Originalsongs aufgenommen, neun von Nick und vier von Liesl. …Read the full story
04 Mar 2013
I’d been anticipating seeing Nick & Liesl live for a while now and earlier this month I caught them playing at The Workers Club in support of their latest EP Friend and Lover. …Read the full story
19 Feb 2013
Last year, American writer Jeremy Culver and composer Charleene Closshey approached us about incorporating our music in a musical production. That musical, now called Feather like our debut album, has now been invited to the New York Musical Theatre Festival in July, where it will be presented to the world on Broadway. Needless to say, we are extremely excited and grateful that this opportunity has come along. Stay tuned for more updates!
13 Feb 2013
Well we are back from a short but sweet EP launch tour that took us through Canberra, Bermagui, Ballarat and Melbourne, and we are now looking forward to some local launches over the next few weeks. The EP has been really well received and we’ve been enjoying being back on stage after a month and a bit at home working on songs for a movie (stay tuned for more news on that one…). Come March we have some big festivals on the agenda – Blue Mountains and the National. What a great start to the year!
09 Feb 2013
NICK & LIESL
FRIEND AND LOVER
RED SHED RECORDS
It has been a while since Nick and Liesl last released any new music, and I was starting to wonder when I would hear something new from them again. Lo and behold here it is. Descried as an “in-betweener”, the sweet sounding duo has released a 5-track EP to satiate the appetites of fans between albums, and they have done it well.
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14 Jan 2013
Its My Kind of Scene – Monday 14 Jan 2013
What do you do when you get knocked back on a grant to record a new album? If you’re Nick Everitt and Liesl Karlsson, you put your home recording skills to good use and produce an acoustic EP so good, you’d think they’d recorded it in some swanky studio in Santorini with Quincy Jones on production duties. …Read the full story