Kay Proudlove live performance is much like being invited to her lounge room. A display of honesty, story telling and a general acceptance of awkwardness.
During a less-than-smooth transition from pre-teen to adolescent, Kay’s songwriting beginnings were accompanied by a solid year of impersonating her early inspirations such as Missy Higgins, Katie Noonan, Kasey Chambers and Darren Hanlon, whilst trying to find her own brand of noise. Combining acoustic guitar with her jazz-nuanced folk singing style, she has done just that, writing and performing with an engaging storytelling quality.
Playing house concerts and intimate gigs around Australia, Kay has been one of indie-folk’s best kept secrets, gaining a steady following of music goers who have a soft spot for a songstress with an accidental sense of humour. Feeling just as comfortable on stages of venues and festivals nationwide, Kay’s audience is as diverse as her repertoire.
Kay’s latest release ‘Finding Words’ is the product of combining an honours recording project with two semesters worth of coffee. Focusing on the storytelling qualities of indie-folk music, the collection is an eclectic mix of home truths like Drunk Girl Vow and fantastical relationships as heard in Tin Man. Offset by the more serious and reflective tones of Better Than Letters and Go Away, Finding Words is an all encompassing and striking collection of songs.