Biography


Coen’s unique vocal style is something to be heard. If you’re lucky enough to stumble in upon one of Coen's gigs you will find the whole venue captivated, hanging off his every word. His voice has the ability to be so beautifully gentle, expressing the deepest emotion and then so powerful and all the while that Melbourne based Australian accent colouring his insightful words. Through his thoughtful lyrics, Coen shares his experience of the human condition.
He approaches all that he does with an honesty and integrity that is reminiscent of such artists as Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody. Coen's Music has been described as New Alternative Folk, and his songs about political, environmental, social issues, earn him this description. He also has the ability to pull out a light hearted foot tapping song just at the right time to balance the mood of his performance and leave you with an open heart and a smile on your face. Coen has been described as one of the most under rated songwriters this side of Timbuktu. He is an artist of a calibre that is rare to find these days.

Some Venues/Festivals Coen has performed at include,
The Bohemia Stage at The National Folk Music Festival, The Hothouse Theatre Albury/wodonga, Northcote Social Club, Gershwin room at the Espy, Burrinja Arts centre in Upwey, Cygnet Folk Music Festival, Selby Folk Club, Ruby’s in Belgrave, The Wesley Anne in Northcote, The Edinburgh Castle hotel in Brunswick, Sydney Road Street Party, The Basin Music Festival, The End of The Line festival in Belgrave

Some artists Coen has supported,
Geoff Achison at Burrinja, Fred Smith at Burrinja, Cat Empire @ Ruby’s, The Guild League at the Northcote Social Club and Sal Kimber.

Some artists Coen has worked with,
Shane O’Mara, Mark Seymour, Charles Jenkins, Kate Vigo, Georgia Fields, Penelope Swales, The April Maze, Jenny Biddle.

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