Drawing their inspiration from the warmth of old-style bush entertainment and folklore, the Roweths work with vibrant arrangements of new and old traditional Australian ballads and work songs, early country music, original music, poetry, yarns, and dance tunes, weaving together and carrying forward diverse threads of the Australian tradition. Integral to the sound is the formidable and expressive double bass of Matt Nightingale.
Rob Barratt is a brain-tickling word-mangling comic poet humourist and singer from England who has appeared at venues and festivals all over the UK and in Ireland and Australia. He combines clever word play verse and song with satire parody and audience participation. He deals with such important topics as squid Neanderthal politics, the weather in Scotland, and distressed furniture. “This is not only clever but I think it’s very funny” (Mike Harding).