Wise is a natural storyteller, infusing songs with a sense of place so strong you can almost feel the dusty earth crunch beneath your feet as she sings.” - Adam Norris

The Brag

A stunning artist.” - Gina Williams


Lucy Wise’s natural singing and warm stage presence have captivated audiences across Australia, NZ, the US and the UK. Her distinctive vocal sound and instrumental backing draw on acoustic, traditional folk, roots and pop musical influences. She sings about growing up, love of all kinds, city life, country towns, beaches and bushlands, her intricate guitar work providing a vibrant backdrop. Lucy’s fourth album, Into The Blue won Best Folk Work in the 2023 Music Victoria Awards, and she was a finalist in the 2023 Australian Folk Music Awards for Best Contemporary Folk Album and the People's Choice Award.

More reviews

"A work of great depth and beauty" - Into The Blue - Ruth Hazleton

****4.5 star review - Winter Sun - The Weekend Australian

“Winter Sun is a wonderful representation of healing, self discovery and the processes of becoming grounded and learning self worth…It is no secret that Lucy is a gifted writer, but “Winter Sun” will have you experiencing a new sense of empathy and have you walking in her shoes from track one." - 27 Magazine

 “A wonderfully natural singer and uncommonly gifted writer. Prediction: within this decade Lucy will be a noted songster, worldwide.” – Doug Spencer, ABC RN


Winner: 2023 Music Victoria Awards: Best Folk Work
Finalist: 2023 Australian Folk Music Awards: Contemporary Folk Album of The Year
Finalist: 2023 Australian Folk Music Awards: People's Choice Award
Finalist: 2022 Australian Folk Music Awards: Solo Artist of The Year
Finalist: 2021 Music Victoria Awards: Best Folk Act
Finalist: 2018 Music Victoria Awards: Best Folk/Roots Album



Release of Lucy's 6th Album/EP: Yearning


Release of Lucy's fourth album: Into The Blue
East Coast 'Into The Blue' Album Tour: QLD, NSW & VIC - Duo & Band
Northcote Social Club - Melbourne
The Junk Bar - Brisbane
Gasoline Pony - Sydney
Yuin Folk Club - Cobargo, NSW
Mallacoota Arts Space - Mallacoota, VIC
Malmsbury Town Hall - Malmsbury, VIC


Taking Heart Tour: NSW, ACT & Regional VIC - Solo
Smith's Alternative - Canberra
The Taproom - Castlemaine
The Old Church on the Hill - Bendigo

Darwin Fringe Festival - Debut Performance with Alexandra C. Steffan of Music/Spoken word show: Light in Our Hands, which won the Darwin Fringe Award for Spoken Word & Ideas

Broadbeans Single Launch Minitour - Trio
Malmsbury Town Hall
The Wesley Anne - Melbourne


Showcased at Folk Alliance International's Virtual Conference: Folk Unlocked


USA East Coast Double Bill Tour with Ari & Mia (USA) including: 
The Parlor Room, Northampton NH
Acousticool, Bristol CT 
Club Passim, Boston  MA


Melbourne Recital Centre with collaborative project: ‘A Storytelling’ (VIC)  


Festival of Small Halls Tour OF NSW & QLD supporting Old Man Luedecke (Canada) - solo
The National Folk Festival (ACT) with Lucy Wise & Stephen Taberner & Lucy Wise solo   

Release of Winter Sun Album

Regional tour of VIC & NSW (trio) including:  
The Toff in Town, Melbourne  
Django @ Camelot, Sydney  
Smiths Alternative Bookshop, Canberra  


Cygnet Folk Festival (TAS) – Lucy Wise & Stephen Taberner 
Newstead Live Festival (VIC) - solo 
Fairbridge Festival (WA) – solo 


Solo tour of USA & UK, Including:  
Club Passim (MA, USA)  
Pitman’s Freight Room (MA, USA)  
Downend Folk Club (UK)  
Bideford Folk Club (UK)  
Horsham Folk Club (UK)  


Release of Lucy Wise Trio EP: A Painting of the Universe

Woodford Folk Festival (QLD) – trio 
Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC) – trio 
Cygnet Folk Festival (TAS) – trio 
National Folk Festival (ACT) – trio 


Australian tour with Lucy Wise Trio, including: 
Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival (NSW) - trio 
Nanga Music Festival (WA) - trio 
The Ellington Jazz Club (WA) – trio


UK Tour Supporting The Spooky Men’s Chorale - solo


festival highlights