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Thu, 01 Feb



SOLD OUT !! Ernest Aines - UK Spiral Bound Album Tour - Cafe#9, Sheffield

ERNEST AINES from Melbourne, Australia, is an award-winning folk style singer songwriter nominated for the Australian Folk Artist of the Year Awards 2023. Join him as he celebrates the UK Launch of new album “Spiral Bound”. “He is a brilliant vocalist and guitarist” - Celtic Heartbeat. BBC Wales

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SOLD OUT !! Ernest Aines - UK Spiral Bound Album Tour - Cafe#9, Sheffield
SOLD OUT !! Ernest Aines - UK Spiral Bound Album Tour - Cafe#9, Sheffield

Time & Location

01 Feb 2024, 7:00 pm GMT

Cafe#9, 9 Nether Edge Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1RU, UK

About the event


Doors: 7:00PM

Show:  7:30PM

Ernest Aines is an Australian Folk Artist of the Year 2023 Nominee, and an award-winning alt folk/Americana Australian singer-songwriter from Naarm/Melbourne.

His soulful voice brings songs that belie his age with lyrical expressionism that draw comparisons to the work of Ray LaMontagne, Bon Iver, Jeff Buckley and on more recent releases, Nick Drake.


ALBUM REVIEWS :Ernest Aines “Spiral Bound”

November 10, 2023 Helen Jones Album Reviews,

"While it’s a smooth, intoxicating voice that draws you in, Eines’s excellent lyrics and skilful musicianship only draw you deeper." "If my words aren’t enough to convince you that Aines’s music is worth your time, instead listen to what the venerable Tom Paxton exclaimed in joyous excitement to him after witnessing the performance he gave at the 2023 Folk Alliance International showcase: “Where have you been! Keep doing this, keep doing this!” Wise words indeed that hopefully mean there are many more albums of this calibre and above to come from Aines."

Considered by industry folk to be Australia's Folk rising star, he is getting the attention he deserves worldwide having been invited to play at the world's largest and most prestigious folk conference - Folk Alliance International - Kansas City, Missouri in February 2023 - and represented Sounds Australia at the Library of Congress invite show. There, he wowed audiences and received standing ovations. After Ernest’s performance at the 2023 FAI official showcase, American Folk legend and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Tom Paxton congratulated him and showed his approval and encouragement by shaking him by the shoulders and exclaiming, "Where have you been!! Keep doing this, keep doing this!”.

Van Dyke Parks has stated Ernest Aines is a "Giant, lyrically and musically".

Ernest was shortlisted for Womex 2023, something Sounds Australia have stated is an incredible achievement.

He has since released his Debut Album Spiral Bound to critical acclaim

“Aines is a true contemporary master of the folk music form… In terms of genres, across the ten songs on this remarkable debut album Aines has managed to weave elements of everyone from Peter Gabriel to Donovan to Art Garfunkel in a sonic tapestry that is just breathtaking. ‘Lady In Waiting’ is folk/madrigal/Gabriel-era Genesis/Fortheringay/Fairport/Steeleye all wrapped up in wonderfulness. From spare to sumptuous, delicate to anthemic, Spiral Bound deserves to be heard. Aines may be Australian but he has created something universal, borderless and timeless”  MICHAEL GEORGE SMITH, RHYTHMS MAGAZINE

“You’re rarely ever going to find an artist or band cracking the bat as hard as Ernest Aines has throughout Spiral Bound.  I’m endlessly impressed, truly.  I’ve spun this record inside and out since I got it last week, and I’ve got every plan to continue that habit over here in Canada.  If there was anything at all that he could have done any better, I didn’t hear it.  I never doubted the man for a second, but it sure was awesome to hear him exceed even my wildest hopes and expectations – you can consider me a sincere fan of Ernest Aines, and I’m absolutely certain that you’ll feel the same.” JER@SBS SLEEPINGBAGSTUDIOS

The new album has amassed thousands of streams online, has earned high-rotation on Australia’s Public Broadcaster ABC Country and ABCDoubleJ, TripleR and 3PBS iconic Independent Melbourne Radio stations and internationally on BBC Sounds, BBC Wales, Brum Radio Birmingham, Deal Radio UK, and Canadian and USA stations. “Ernest Aines is a dexterous guitarist and brilliant vocalist”  Henry Wagons, ABC Double J, Tower of Song

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