Mama Kin Spender with Macapella Choir

Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment and dynamic collaboration between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers: Mama Kin and Tommy Spender. Their song writing prowess sits front and centre, while Spender’s brilliant production sensibilities bring effortless sophistication to their tracks. This duo of brooding guitars, primal drums and howling harmonies is illuminated by a chorus of singers arranged by Virginia Bott (Brighter Later, First Chorus Band of Singers).

Their debut album “Golden Magnetic” garnered nominations for an ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots Album, and an NLMA award, and won a WAM award. Their latest offering of songs on EP “Are You Listening?”, delves into the impact of true listening or the chaos that comes from not being heard.

Mama Kin will be performing with the Macapella Choir out of Castlemaine.


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Mama Kin Spender with Macapella Choir