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Folk: Singer/Songwriter Moods: Type: Acoustic Country: Country Folk Folk: Modern Folk Moods: Mood: Funny

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Bruce Watson

Bruce Watson is an icon of the Australian folk scene. Based in Melbourne, he plays regularly at festivals, folk clubs and other venues across Australia. He has received a stack of songwriting awards and had his songs covered by performers of the calibre of Eric Bogle, Joe Dolce, Greg Champion, and a host of other Australian and international performers.

He has produced six albums of original songs, received radio airplay across Australia, and appears on many compilation albums alongside artists such as Yothu Yindi and Christine Anu.

Eric Bogle has described him as “the best songwriter I have seen in a long time.” Melbourne folk institution The Boite says, “Bruce Watson is a wordsmith, a teller of tales, a spinner of yarns he tells with passion and integrity. An Australian folk hero!”

His performances are joyful and thoroughly engaging, with witty lyrics and energetic presen- tation. He is a masterful craftsman of songs, be they evocative and heart wrenching, or side- splittingly funny.

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Bruce has a rare talent . . . the best songwriter I have seen in a long time — Eric Bogle

Bruce Watson is a wordsmith, a teller of tales, a spinner of yarns. He is a contemporary songwriter with lots of stories he tells with passion and integrity. An Australian folk hero! — The Boite

That was absolutely f…ing brilliant! — Derek Guille, ABC Radio Melbourne 774, (on seeing a
Bruce Watson performance)

He rocked the festival with a series of hysterically funny and heartwrenching songs. I was so im- pressed . . . Bruce is an animated performer with great songs in the folk tradition — Woodford Folk Festival

A talented singer/songwriter. He has a terrific rapport with the audience and a great range of songs
— Peter Thomas, Radio 3AW

The high class singer/song writer many of us would like to be but few will be
— Graham Dodsworth, Folk Alliance Australia Newsletter

Bruce is up there with the likes of Eric Bogle and Judy Small when it comes to writing and performing. One of the most entertaining and engaging performers at the Festival.
— Illawarra Folk Festival

Bruce has a professionalism and timing of delivery which sorts him out very quickly from the average performer. He had the audience smiling and singing from the first song. — Folkvine

What a lovely album! Another Bruce Watson CD to add to my “play when I need to feel good about the world” pile — Judy Small

Fanbloodytastic. This album is one of the most impressive that I've heard in ages, and I hear lots.
— David Miller, 3MDR (on "A Moving Feast")

Bruce (has) the amazing gift of putting to words and music emotions that most of us feel but cannot express. Amazon is the most important piece of music I've heard in the last 15 years.
— Pat Fraser, owner, Twilight Cafe

How does Bruce Watson write such great songs? — Ron Milligan, Blarney Bulletin

One of Australia’s finest contemporary songs — Joe Dolce (Bruce’s song September 11)