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Excellent…4 Stars – The Clothesline (AUSTRALIA)

Visually stunning, with an air of mystery, eccentricity and intrigue – GlamAdelaide (AUSTRALIA)

Skill and passion in equal amounts” – Rip It Up (AUSTRALIA)

Completely captivating, full of magic. Imperiously recommended.” – LaDefuncion  (SPAIN)

” If you know what Cohen, Cash, Cave & The Cure have in common, it’s right here.” Periplaneta Magazine  (GERMANY)

A mixture of innovation & folk traditionalism… often radical & always enchanting.”– Bubblegum Slut Magazine (UK)

BRILLIG is Brilliant. 5 out of 5– J. Franz, Review You (USA)

” Charm, elegance and distinctiveness. – Medienkonverter  (GERMANY)

“Adept storytelling with days-gone-by poetic flair.” – dB Magazine  (AUSTRALIA)

“An admirable synthesis of class and cleverness – Versacrum (ITALY)

” 5 out of 5 – D. Nicoletto, Review You  (USA)

” A magical “not-of-this-world touch” – Dark Moments GERMANY)

“Full of tender beauty that digs into the soul” – Mentenebre  (SPAIN)

“Somewhere between Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen or Neil Young. 6 STARS out of 5! – Elektrauma (GERMANY)

” One catchy moment after another – Kultur Terrorismus  (GERMANY)

” Beautiful, melancholic stories that need to be heard – Whiskey Soda   (GERMANY)

“The offspring between Nick Cave and The Pogues – Side-Line (BELGIUM)

“Musical pearls full of fragility and grace – Uselinks GERMANY)

“Like The Dresden Dolls…both refreshing and intoxicating Heathen Harvest  (ISRAEL)

“Enticing, dreamily romantic …captivates their listeners – Orkus (GERMANY)

The Handsome Family, Decemberists, Johnny Cash and Nick Cave all provide points of reference”  – Leicester Bangs  (UK)

” A little folk, a little indie, a little chanson, but above all, BRILLIG – Ikecht (NETHERLANDS)

” Inimitable style that kept The Front spellbound last Tuesday night”
– FasterLouder (AUSTRALIA)

” A mature and well designed brew…8 out of 10″  – Schwarze News  (GERMANY)

” Bold enough to offer audiences something different Brillig are storytellers from another time who successfully change wonderful elements of colonial era folk music for 21st Century audiences” – MusicSA  (AUSTRALIA)

” 5 Stars. Able to please their audiences of all kinds, ages and genres – Gothic Paradise  (USA)

[Foreign language reviews translated by Google]



2016 so far…

  • Adelaide Fringe Festival Weekly Award “Best Music”
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival (SOLD OUT SEASON & 4 Star Reviews)



  • USA South Tour:  Rome (GA), Nashville (TN),  Atlanta (GA), Live to Air on USA radio:  AM1690 (GA), 95.7 TheRidge (GA);
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival (SOLD OUT SEASON)
  • Carnivalesque Port Adelaide Extravaganza
  • Adelaide Music Collective – Live at the Mortlock Library
  • Adelaide Songs at Ayers House (History Month Festival)
  • Floating Melodies Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • Clare Valley Music Festival VIP Launch
  • Fleurieu Folk Festival
  • Clare Valley Music Festival
  • Single & Digital compilation launch



  • USA “Over The Oceans” Tour: Chomp & Stomp Festival (GA), Rome (GA), Nashville (TN), Sandy Springs (GA), Duluth (GA), Atlanta (GA), Live to Air on USA radio: WFRG (GA), AM1690 (GA), 95.7 TheRidge (GA);
  • Gorgeous Festival ‘Petit Rosso’ Stage;
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival (SOLD OUT SEASON);
  • Supporting ADE EDMONSON & THE BAD SHEPHERDS (UK) at The Gov;
  • Kinky Friedman support at The Gov;
  • Peter Murphy (Bauhaus) support at The Gov;
  • Single Launch “Crew of the Damned”;
  • Port Adelaide Tall Ships Festival;
  • Leaps & Bounds Festival (VIC);
  • Dark Heart Exhibition / featured performance, Art Gallery of SA;
  • Fear Eater Theatre;
  • World Music Series @ Nexus
  • Adelaide Music Collective – Live at Goodwood Theatre with Glenn Shorrock

WGT Festival (Germany), Europe Tour (Germany, Czech Republic), Wellington Folk Fest (New Zealand) & New Zealand Tour, National Australian Tours, Illawarra Folk Fest (NSW), Maldon Folk Fest (VIC), Adelaide Fringe Festival (SA), Leaps & Bounds Fest (VIC), Deep South Roots & Blues Fest (SA), Semaphore Music Fest (SA), Courthouse Carnival (SA), Fleurieu Folk Fest (SA), Radio Adelaide Live Music Festival (SA), Coopers Alive (SA); SUPPORTS: The Bad Shepherds feat. Adrian Edmondson (UK), CW Stoneking, Peter Murphy (Bauhaus; UK), The Blackeyed Susans, Eric Bogle, The Audreys, The Handsome Family (USA), Jason Webley (USA), Voltaire (USA), Mick Thomas, Sime Nugent, Ned Collette, Martin Martini & the Bone Palace Orchestra & more.

Various stations in Australia (including Triple J national + numerous #1 spots on 3D Radio), Germany, UK, Spain, Belgium, Italy, France, Russia, Czech Republic, Netherlands, USA, Switzerland, Portugal & more. Video screenings on RAGE (National ABC TV); signed to Australia’s JL Music Publishing (2011-2014). German record label Black Rain also manages Brillig’s back catalogue (2007-2011) in Europe.