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“Helen Townsend may have been late in picking up the tools of her trade, but in a short time she has shown herself to be a master craftsman in a field too often crowded with cowboy-booted jacks and jills of all trades. Her sweet voice and tender picking rubs against songs that are filled with characters living with the costly results of impulsive choices and memories that just won't let go.” ”

— Polly Coufos | Contributor to The Australian

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Helen Townsend plays and sings from the heart, and what a glorious heart it is. A song-writer who crafts big stories with her words and music, Helen is a truly original artist who never fails to draw her audience in close. She’s irresistible, lights up every stage she graces.”

— Andrew Thompson | Big Squeeze Agency & Gig Sauce

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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.   

Her international performance in Nashville at the Sounds Australia showcase in 2018 earned her widespread recognition as an emerging Americana artist.   

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.

 

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Helen Townsend is one of those artists who genuinely lives music, Helen understands it’s power and knows how to harness it to tell a story which gathers you up and sweeps you along.

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.

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.

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Helen Townsend is one of those artists who genuinely lives music, Helen understands it’s power and knows how to harness it to tell a story which gathers you up and sweeps you along. 

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. 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. Her new EP, due for release early 2021, is a typically superlative collection of songs that will further enhance her reputation as a singer, songwriter and live performer. 

Make sure you hear the EP and go see Helen perform live. She’s about to gain a whole host of new fans.

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INdustry Recognition

WINNER of 2020 WA Country Music Awards for:  

  • Emerging Artist of the Year  
  • Single of the Year | 'Big City' 

Nominations WA Music Awards   

  • 2020 - Female Artist of the Year  
  • 2020 - Independent Album of the Year  
  • 2020 - Single of the Year | 'Upward Now'  
  • 2017 - Independent EP of the Year  
  • 2016 - Single of the Year for ‘Red Light’    

WAM - West Australian Music Awards  

  • 2020 - Song Of The Year | 'Upward Now' 
  • 2019 - Best Country Act   
  • 2017 - Best Country Act  
  • 2017 - Song of The Year | ‘Promised Land’, co-written with Bill Chambers   
  • WAM - 2016 Song of the Year | ‘Streets of Glory’ 

Australian Songwriting Contest 

  • 2019 - 4th Place - Ballad Category | 'Just One More Day' 

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