Hussy Hicks

Hussy Hicks have a unique musical approach that spans many genres – from boisterous blues and roots, to contemporary folk fortified with delicious vocal harmonies; alt country inspired tales from the road to 80’s style power ballads. The girls, Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz, are highly regarded for their musicality by their fellow musicians and punters alike. You can expect lots of interactive jamming, killer guitar licks and soaring vocals, an approach that has seen them on stage in jams with everyone from Michael Franti and Edward Sharp to John Butler and the Indigo Girls.

“A not to be missed act that are ready for the world” • Peter Noble, Bluesfest Director

“Hussy Hicks Rock” • Michael Franti

Hussy Hicks has a sound all of its own… endlessly interesting and optimistic yet heartbreakingly honest and raw… and the music has a real capacity to connect with something universal in each of us.” • Susan Jarvis, Capital News

“… what real world music is all about: sweat, beat, tapping feet, feel, passion ...” • Andrea Ballarin, Manne Italy

Watching Julz Parker play her custom-made acoustic dreadnought is nothing short of breath-taking; a stark reminder of the huge gap between simply ‘playing guitar’ and the ability to make an instrument the extension of your musical imagination.” • Sabian Wilde, XPress Magazine

a swirling blend of dreamy country twang and soulful blues influences” • Scott Templeton, Esperanto

You won’t find a finer female lead guitarist than Julz Parker, who switched from acoustic to electric with ease. As for the voice of Leesa Gentz, it soars and screams yet can be as gentle as a feather tickling your back.” • Derrick Cromb, Blues Radio

“Probably the best band you’ve never heard of” • Planet London


Gold Coast – Queensland, Australia


Hussy Hicks

Julz Parker – guitar, vocals
Leesa Gentz – vocals

2014, 2017