In 2010 we released the 'Riversong' album which was written and produced by Scott Bird. In 2014 we signed Men From Earth to the label and produced the last record album to be made at the legendary Alberts Studio. In 2015 we released the Men From Earth 'Wildwood Echoes' album and co-ordinated their national tour in conjunction with the Harbour Agency, Thrillhill Music and MGM Distribution. In November 2016 we re-released the Pale Riders back catalogue for digital sales, available directly through our online store. Riversong Music manages the catalogue of songwriter Scott Bird which includes the recordings of Pale Riders, Men From Earth and his own solo recordings. All works are published by BMG.
In 2018 we signed Melissa Black to our label, who had already been welcomed into the Riversong Music family in 2016. We've produced her 5 track EP 'The Eden Project' and directed and produced two short films 'Merging with takayna' and 'Eden'. Melissa has become an important part of our environmental art project, supporting the campaign to protect takayna.
Artists to watch out for who are currently working with Scott and Andy in the studio, are Aaron Magee, Chad Hammock and Nick Read.
Singer / Songwriter
Piano driven songs supported by solid groove, understated guitars and a conversational vocal delivery which evokes the rich Australian landscape and an empowering feminine essence ~ Heart Light Music
Riversong Music are thrilled to release Melissa's 5 track EP 'The Eden Project' available exclusively at our online store. Also watch the stunning short film 'Merging with takayna' featuring the sound track 'Red Blood Moon' from the EP. To learn more about the film visit Melissa's site, the Environment page and the Tarkine in Motion Artists page.
Photograph by Natalie Barovsky, location Northern NSW
Singer / Songwriter
Scott Bird is an Australian singer/songwriter with a rich Aboriginal/Irish ancestry. Instinctively following his heart and expressing his experiences, reflections and observations in song, his musical journey began at an early age in the seventies. Scott is self-taught and has always walked a musical path, writing, performing, recording and teaching and is now focused on producing. Recent releases include Shane Shepherd and Melissa Black. Scott is very grateful to have music in his life, it is his constant unconditional companion. He is a Hohner and Gibson family artist. All recordings available at the online store.
Photograph by Wendy McDougall, location The Valley Wilderness Retreat in Tasmania
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Roots / Alt Country
Earth Music, Mountain Music, Dirt Music. “Rivers that sing, trees that grin, songs that ride on the wind. Men From Earth takes folk to the mountain and conjures a Wildwood dream.”
Four generations of players, honest heartfelt lyric, sound and vocal harmony in the tradition of the classic string bands and artists. Whether they hail from bluegrass, folk or rock the common thread is always a deep respect and commitment to the craft of song, lyric and story. Wildwood Echoes LP, CD and Digital available at the online store. Photograph by Wendy McDougall, location Port Botany, Sydney
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Roots / Alt Country / Blues
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Pale Riders fused the soul of blues, the attitude of rock, the story of folk and the landscape of country and were one of Australia's premiere independent acts in the 90's. Scott Bird, Scott Mainwaring and Garry Vandepol began playing together in their early teens and continued experimenting, performing, writing and recording from the late seventies up until 2001 when they disbanded. Pale Riders pre-dated the nu-roots wave which crested in the early 00’s with the likes of Ben Harper, Xavier Rudd and John Butler trio.
Their music lives on in the digital world, as relevant today as it was 20 years ago. All records available as digital downloads at our online store.
Photograph by Wendy McDougall, location Centennial Park, Sydney