Nigel Wearne saunters after dark in the music of the night, blending blues, jazz and Americana-noir. Hailing from Gunditjmara country in the deep south of Australia, he's a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with diverse influences such as Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Rickie Lee Jones. A deep thinker and truth seeker with a penchant for all things peculiar, he sings of human frailty, grace and the cosmos; songwriting that cuts to the bone.
Nigel has toured Australia, New Zealand, the US, UK and Canada and he's performed at a long list of music festivals, including Cambridge Folk Festival (UK), MerleFest (USA), UK Americana Music Week, Old Settler'sMusic Festival (USA), Port Fairy Folk Festival (AUS) and Adelaide Guitar Festival (AUS).
His sophomore album, Black Crow garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4-STAR review in Rolling Stone, a nomination for Best Country Album at the Music Victoria Awards and debuted at #1 on the AMRAP Charts. Singer-songwriter, luthier, poet and gleaner; Wearne paints lyrical pictures with “the narrative-fuelled prose of Paul Kelly” – BEAT MAGAZINE.
"warmth flecked with grit...beauty awaits" Rolling Stone
"intoxicating New Orleans-tinged Americana... a bit of Waits, some Early James and C.W. Stoneking" POST TO WIRE
“an eruption of energy, rhythm and melody” RHYTHMS MAGAZINE“poignant and mysterious” MAVERICK MAGAZINE UK