"Their passion is palpable as country rock rhythms infuse with soulful melodies and sweet harmonies."
- ABC Radio Melbourne
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High energy and a love of performing see The Humbuckin’ Pickups produce a show that is captivating and beautiful to witness. It’s Australiana rockin’ folk! Equally at home with a heart-breaking ballad The Humbuckers are a fun-loving lot, drawing the crowd in with their stories, their humour and their captivating songs.
The Humbuckin’ Pickups deliver their own brand of rocking folk with rootsy undertones that highlight their clever arrangements. After forming in 2012, the band quickly gained a reputation for their humorous and captivating live performances. It is these unforgettable live performances that have seen the ‘Humbuckers’ attract national attention and a loyal, growing fan base.
Featuring Ewan Cloonan (The Noodies) on vocals and guitar, Vinny Russell (The Colvin Brothers/The Knott Family Band) on mandolin, Trev Dwyer on resonator and banjo, and Maxine Sutcliffe (Front Porch) on double bass, The Humbuckin’ Pickups are built around the lyrical pipes and rhythm guitar of award-winning songwriter Ewan Cloonan.
In 2015 The Humbuckin’ Pickups released their debut album ‘Skullduggery’. A live studio album, the raw and heartfelt style of the Humbuckers shone through. Their track ‘Dunedin Star’ reached number three on the AMRAP regional charts in December of the same year.
From festivals such as the famous Springfest in North Queensland, Yackandandah, Maldon, Newstead and Bendigo Blues and Roots to pubs and clubs across Victoria, the Humbuckers have built for themselves a committed and dedicated fan base.
They recorded their latest album ‘The Well’ at ‘Taste Police’ in the summer of 2018/2019, and have been touring the album since its release.
In 2021 the band received The Troubadour Foundation Award and are gearing up to start work on their next album due for release 2022.