Ernest Aines is a new-wave-old-folk-singer-songwriter from Melbourne. His songs range from lore type storytelling and personal discovery to wistful ramblings. Aines released his debut EP, "Already Found", to a sold out launch in 2019 in Melbourne. The Ark of Music described the release as "a true treat for the ears" and suggested his sound might be defined as: "Caamp meets Bon Iver – light, modern, and definitively heartfelt".
Aines is following up with 12 more songs recorded by himself while in lockdown and is mixing them ready for release early 2021. He has earned accolades for his songs, most recently winning The City of Melbourne online busking competition as well as being awarded Runner Up in the The Cygnet Folk Festival Song Competition. Other accolades include winning the Apollo Bay Songwriter Competition and reaching the finals in both the International Songwriting Competition and the Melbourne Songwriting Competition.
Ernest's "Busking Beyond Borders" tour took him to New Zealand, Japan, the USA, Canada, Germany and Brazil taking on a bigger music scene and playing assorted gigs from favellas in Brazil to sunset Vancouver shores to the subway in Japan. Ernest has played at festivals, the Australian Open Tennis, many winery events, online showcases such as So Far
(the international pop-up phenomenon), and is poised to play for online festival Isol-Aid plus the International Folk Alliance Unlocked Showcase in February 2021.
In the meantime he continues to build his recording studio, mix his songs and prepare for his next round of releases.