Whatever your idea of the typical blues and roots performer might be, throw it out the window because Tracey Barnett is not it.
The Western Australian singer-songwriter has been wowing audiences with her distinctive, high-energy brand of blues and roots, earning her a reputation for exhilarating solo shows that leave audiences wanting more. That reputation saw her crowned ‘Best Regional Act’ at the WAM Awards in November 2018.
Originally from an alternative rock scene, Tracey’s experimental flair merges effortlessly with traditional rock rhythms with a hint of country essence, creating a fusion that’s impossible to resist. She hooks people in with her solid rhythm, slide guitar hooks, and powerful stage presence.
Her songwriting is inspired by a deep sense of connection – with herself, others and the environment. Lyrically, she bounces between reflecting on past experiences and writing of the person she wants to become. Most of all, she writes with sheer honesty – making for heartfelt music that’s exceptionally relatable.
Following two EPs, Barnett’s debut album ‘Heart, Soul, Feeling’ was released in 2017, receiving plenty of airplay across community radio, ABC Radio and Triple J’s Roots ‘n All program.
From festivals to intimate venues, Barnett’s music fills any space with a powerful energy and an uplifting sense of hope. Her thrilling live shows have connected with audiences across her home state, from the Kimberley to the Great Southern, all the way to the East Coast of Australia.
“Tracey has an energy that is infectious and a determination that can not be ignored. Her songs speak from the bottom of her soul and reflect the sound and scenery of her West Australian roots with an elegance that is unique.” • Shaun Kirk
“When I played a live gig with Tracey Barnett, I was blown away by her vocals and songwriting! She’s also an awesome guitar player.” • Bill Chambers
“One of WA’s most inspiring young performers” • Barry Benfell, South West Blues Club
Bridgetown – Western Australia, Australia
Tracey Barnett – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Tanya Ransom – percussion, backing vocals