The Widowbirds were born in late 2010 from a song writing project and calling of heart for long term brothers in arms and co- writers Simon Meli and Tony Kvesic. Living in the inspirations of Otis Redding, Frankie Miller, The Band and Neil Young, The Widowbirds deliver a soulfulness and truth.
In October 2010 the collective were hand-picked by the Modfather himself, Paul Weller (UK), for his Australian Wake Up The Nation album tour. Forging friendships over the common love of soul music, the true highlight was when Weller joined the band on stage started tinkling on the Hammond.
Taking their gritty back-boned blues and roots to audiences around the country, The Widowbirds have continued garnering a reputation as a solid opening act and festival staple, joining other international greats and Australian blues rock artists around the country.
Appearances at Tamworth Country Music Festival 2011 in their maiden year was another great accomplishment to back up their first ever festival performance at the Caloundra Music Festival in 2010 alongside the likes of Powderfinger, Dan Sultan, Jon Cleary and many more greats. Supporting on many occasions Ash Grunwald (National Album Tour), The Backsliders, The Badloves, Chris Wilson and Mark Seymour, it was high time The Widowbirds set about recording their debut album.
Mixed by Steve Balbi (Noiseworks, Electric Hippies), the thrill is instant. “Tonight we ride,” Meli sings. It promises to be quite a trip.