My Nightingale are an indie-folk band featuring the incredibly versatile vocals and songs of award-winning songstress Elly Hoyt; exploring the natural world and the themes that run through life's experience. Expect groovy folk rhythms, soul-soothing tunes with luscious vocal harmonies, and layers of beautiful strings.
Elly has played and worked alongside Katie Noonan, Xavier Rudd, Bobby Alu, James Morrison, Danny Farrugia, Gretchen Parlato (USA), Kenny Barron Trio (USA) and is a beautiful story-teller & composer.
Alongside Rebecca Karlen (violin/vocals), Beck Flatt (drums) and Helen Svoboda (double bass/vocals), Elly (vocals/guitar/ukelele) transmutes her soulful jazz roots to indie-folk to create My Nightingale's sound which was recently described as "absolutely exquisite... modern soul-funk, a bit folky, a bit celtic, with phenomenal voices, harmonies and dry humour!"
My Nightingale recently joined the line-up of the Queensland Music Festival's "Immersion" series with Katie Noonan, Deborah Conway, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Montaigne and others. They have performed at Palm Creek Folk Festival, Sunshine Coast Ukelele Festival, the Brisbane City Hall Concert Series and City Sounds Concerts toured the East Coast of Australia to launch their debut EP in September 2017.
" My Nightingale were the stunning opening act for the Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival's Tropulele in April 2017. Gorgeous vocals and harmonies with very talented musicians. Fantastic band and hope we can get you back again sometime
- Lynne White - Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival
" A beautiful concert with the incredible voice of Elly Hoyt and the most luscious of harmonies from her fellow band-members. My heart was full-to-bursting seeing and feeling the genuine love of music and friendship.
- Anje West - Producer, Brisbane City Hall, Lunchtime Series