Nigel Wearne

Nigel Wearne

  • Americana
  • Blues

Nigel Wearne saunters after dark in the music of the night, blending blues, jazz and Americana-noir. Hailing from Gunditjmara country in the deep south of Australia, he’s a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with diverse influences such as Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Rickie Lee Jones. Nigel has played some of the world’s most prestigious music festivals, including MerleFest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Cambridge Folk Festival (UK) and AmericanaFest. His sophomore album, Black Crow garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4-STAR review in Rolling Stone and debuted at #1 on Australia’s AMRAP Charts. His latest offering The Reckoning (released Nov 2023) received a nomination for Best Blues Work at the 2023 Music Victoria Awards and a 4-STAR review in The Weekend Australian. A deep thinker and truth seeker with a penchant for all things peculiar, he sings of human frailty, grace and the cosmos; songwriting that cuts to the bone.

“the vocal swagger of Van Morrison and dark spirituality and intelligence of Nick Cave”-THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN

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