Suzette Herft

SAT  Lecture Hall  2:00 – 3:30pm   Shining Diamon In The Rust
SUN  Stage 5   10:15 – 11:45pm  Makers Made & Played with Pete Fidler
SUN  Lecture Hall  3:45 – 4:45pm
SUN  Stage 3  10:15pm – 12:00am  Fairy Tale of Port Fairy Woodstock

Suzette Herft is a captivating troubadour and songwriter from the folk/Americana/country traditions. This Sri-Lankan born, but true Melbournian, shines with a natural grace and presence that lights up any stage. Suzette has won wide acclaim for her brilliant tribute show ‘Shining’ dedicated to Joan Baez, the ‘voice for the voiceless’ at numerous festivals around Australia. Suzette is a masterful facilitator of singing sessions! She is a ‘song catcher’ with her wide repertoire and her passion for inclusivity ‘giving everyone a voice’. Suzette founded the Melbourne Songwriter Sessions, a workshop session inspired by a visit to Nashville where peers provide critique to bring forth the best in the song. The title track Planting Roses from her 6th album Roses (produced by the award winning Shane O’Mara), was a finalist in the Australian Independent Music Awards 2017. “Suzette sings from her soul, she glows… and every song is plucked with precision from her heart” Mundy (Ireland).