Halfway have been a band for more than 20 years and across that time they have made six studio albums. Each of which has received a wealth of critical acclaim. From their origins in 2000, Halfway have developed their style and songs into cinematic soundscapes, lush with pedal steel, densely layered guitars and driving rhythms.
In 2003, their debut LP ‘Farewell to the Fainthearted’ was released and received strong reviews. The band toured nationally and the lead single ‘Patience Back’ was picked up by radio station Triple J. International and national supports with The Black Keys, Gomez, You Am I, J Mascis (Dinosaur Jnr), Josh Pyke, Band of Horses, Gary Louris and Mark Olsen (The Jayhawks) and Richard Hawley followed soon after.
In 2008 the duo, won Queensland’s most prestigious songwriting award – The Grant McLennan Fellowship. The fellowship allowed John and Chris to travel to London in November 2008 to pursue and advance their songwriting.
Released in 2014, their album ‘Any Old Love’ won the for Best Country Album in the Australian Independent Record Label Association (AIR) Awards. The lead single ‘Dulcify’ won Song of the Year at the Queensland Music Awards (QMA) with the band receiving a plaque on the Brisbane Valley Mall and an APRA Award nomination for Best Blues and Roots Single. A couple of years later, their album ‘The Golden Halfway Record’ won a QMA Award for the single “Three in and Nothing but the Stars” and an AIR Award nomination for Best Country Album. In 2017 the band started work on two recording projects, ‘Rain Lover’ released in 2018 and ‘Restless Dream’ due for release this 2021.
Don’t miss Halfway as they take to the Groundwater stage 12-14 November 2021.
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