Embleton muso has Falls Festival spot in sights


Brandon Richards, second from right, with the Hunting Birds Caleb Quartermaine, Chris Mackenzie, Connor Minervini and Kendra Fewster. Picture: Sara Hannagan
Brandon Richards, second from right, with the Hunting Birds Caleb Quartermaine, Chris Mackenzie, Connor Minervini and Kendra Fewster. Picture: Sara Hannagan

EMBLETON resident Brandon Richards and his band The Hunting Birds are among six acts vying for a spot in the inaugural Falls Festival in Fremantle next year.

The band was nominated by online music magazine Music Insight and will rely on public votes to qualify for the festival.

They debuted last year with their first release, From The Ashes.

Richards (21), who is the bassist, said The Hunting Birds were grateful to have received their nomination.

“It is great feeling to think our hard work as a band is starting to pay off and people are starting to notice us,” he said.

“After loosing a few festivals in WA it is great to see some new big ones starting to come out.”

Richards said they hoped to perform their folk and rock-pop songs on a regular basis.

“We love playing at venues like The Odd Fellow, Jimmys Den and Jack Rabbits Slims,” he said.

“Just this weekend we did a run of shows with British India and then (next) weekend on November 12, we will be playing at the Fremantle Beer Fest.”

He said the band was working on a few new releases that will be coming out in the near future.

Vote for The Hunting Birds at www.fallsfestival.com/fremantle/fosteraband

Voting closes November 14.