About Justine

Justine Wahlin
Justine Wahlin

“…almost like a young Peggy Lee doing lonely cowgirl songs, such a clean and effortless voice…like listening to an old record but live…”   Zvonko Jovicic

“Mesmerising”  Karl Broadie

“I was so tired, I wanted to leave, but once Justine started, I had to stay.” Jasmine’s Dad

About

Quietly writing and performing her unique and haunting alt country/folk songs to a growing following over the last 10 years and with her award winning debut album ” A Long Way From Home” released in 2015, Justine has emerged an artist with a great deal to offer among the poets and misfits. Her wonderfully transfixing solo performances are at once heart wrenching and uplifting and certainly not to be missed.

2017 was a busy year with Justine’s debut Album “A Long Way from Home” taking out the Anthony Lycenco Best album award at the 2017 ARMAs (Australian Roots Music Awards) in Nimbin, pipping 4 considerably more established artists in this genre at the post. Justine performed at both Tamworth Country and Nimbin roots Festivals as well touring in her birth country Sweden to promote “A Long Way From Home.” Sydney performances included shows with backing band “MiniRhino,” a musical collaboration with Michael Ward, Dylan Hartas and Glen Schollum that has been described as;

“…A fresh psychedelic folk take on Justine’s haunting songs with high points that took my breath away.” Sean O’Shannesy.

And 2018 is also set to be a big year. Justine has already released her latest single “Bird Song,” produced by Michael Carpenter with a stunning Video release and is currently working on her next offering “A pair of Dreamers” under the gentle, watchful eye of producer Paul Greene, Justine’s newest album will be an ode to sonic exploration stripped bare, pure vocal tones suspended in natural reverb with just enough grit to bring to life her poetic dissection’s of human frailty.

In May and June 2018 Justine will be joining Melbourne roots Artist Alison Ferrier on her NSW tour to also promote her recent single “Bird song” and play songs from the upcoming album.

In addition to her solo work, Justine is also 1 third of CloudBird; In CloudBird, poetry and Folk collide with foot tapping road trip sing a long’s entwining guitars and vocal harmonies with driving rhythms. A fresh and upbeat twist of psychedelic folk, funk and country… In 2018 expect some recordings to be released for this trio as well. For more on CloudBird click on the CloudBird Tab above