Helen Townsend is one of those artists who genuinely lives music, understands it’s power and knows how to harness it to tell a story which gathers you up and sweeps you along. Entwined through all of her songs is a sweet, sincere voice which simply celebrates and engages with the telling of a story and injects just the right emotion into the words. There’s also an intimacy in her music which gently invites you in to share snippets of life’s journeys.
The Fremantle-based singer-songwriter’s style runs the Americana gamut of roots rock, blues, country and folk.
With the release of her debut Album, “Little Lover”, she moved into an edgier, rockier and more diverse sound. Now, she returns in 2020 with another diverse, engaging and spirited collection of songs.
Helen’s music is soulful, edgy, her story telling is transfixing, her voice timeless and her stage presence is captivating with a pure and concise delivery - it’s a combination of this, her originality and authenticity that has garnered her widespread respectability.
Performing nationally, and internationally, her performance in Nashville at the Sounds Australia showcase in 2018 alongside Catherine Britt, Melody Moko and Montgomery Church, earned her widespread recognition and respect as an emerging Americana artist.
Nominated for multiple West Australian Music awards including Best Country Act 2019 and 2017. Her single “Upward Now" from her 2019 "Little Lover" album, also received a WAM nomination for Song of The Year 2020. Helen continues to have a huge impact on the country/folk scene in Western Australia, something that is certain to be built on with her new release.
Helen’s new EP “Love Lies ‘n’ Leaving”, introduces Shannon Smith and showcases the duo’s vocal harmony blend that can only be likened to that which exists in kin, although these two are far from that. Due for release early 2021, this EP is a typically superlative collection of songs that will further enhance her reputation as a singer, songwriter and live performer.
Make sure you buy the EP and go see Helen perform live. She’s about to gain a whole host of new fans.