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Video: Melbourne’s Best Busker

Jenny Biddle performs Chest of Drawers at City Square, Melbourne, after taking the title of “Melbourne’s Best Busker 2010”. The charity event raised $3000 for the homeless. Video courtesy of Laurel McCarten.

Village by the Sea

Wake in a village by the waves
Warm colours in the air, they wrap around my face
And the person you know me to be, before I went away
Is as far from anything that I know I’ve come to be, this day

And now I’ve had a taste of it
I’m not sure I could live the city life that left me for dead

Coming down the mountain I saw a different side of me
Every little stress inside my head is long left at sea
If I were as simple as the sand between my toes
I’m not sure that I’ll be coming home

Escape the city and the waste
To a place where every body smiles and offers me a wave
And I know that I said that I’m sure that there’s not such thing as free
But it’s as far from anything that I know I’ve come to be

And now I’ve had a taste of it
I’m not sure I could live the city life that left me for dead

Coming down the mountain I saw a different side of me
Every little stress inside my head is long left at sea
If I were as simple as the sand between my toes
I’m not sure that I’ll be coming home

For the most part I can love just who I am
I need to find a way to bottle this day

Coming down the mountain I saw a different side of me
Every little stress inside my head is long left at sea
If I were as simple as the sand between my toes
I’m not sure that I’ll be coming home

Winter Sun

In the winter sun
Cuppa tea to warm my palms
Cos I don’t smoke to kill my lungs
But we all need something to pull us through
Don’t you?

I’ve been thinkin’ bout addiction
All the things we feel we need
But what if I gave up my dirty deeds
Would I still know who to be
Would you still find love for me

It’s been a long hard year
I’ve been out for a while
Searching for something we just can’t buy
Until I find it, is it so bad that I do
All the things that I do…
If it pulls me through

It seems like such a waste
I’ve given to much time to this dark space
What if I found new ways to escape
Would I still need something to blame
Would I still hold on to this piece of pain

It’s been a long hard year
I’ve been out for a while
Searching for something we just can’t buy
Until I find it, is it so bad that I do
All the things that I do…
If it pulls me through

I found all these little pleasures
In pockets if forgot to check
I’ll be sure to hold on to them
But I’m wondering what I’ve been missing
And I’m wondering what is coming

It’s been a long hard year
I’ve been out for a while
Searching for something we just can’t buy
Until I find it, is it so bad that I do
All the things that I do…
If it pulls me through

In the winter sun
Here I’ll wait for what is to come

Date City Venue
Friday, 23 June ENNIS, CLARE THE RECORD BREAK
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: €11. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Lower Market Street Carpark None Ennis, Ireland. Venue phone: +353 65 670 6817. Intimate and personal, Jenny returns to this tiny live music venue in Ennis. Seating only 20 people come along for a very personal live music listening experience. Jenny will be playing a full set or originals, banter and all. CDs and USBs available. With Special Guest.
Saturday, 24 June DOUGH, KILKEE, CO. CLARE THE GREYHOUND BAR
Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: O’Curry St, Dough, Kilkee, Co. Clare, Ireland. Venue phone: Highlights info row image +353 86 079 7773. For the first time, Jenny comes to Kilkee to serenade you!
Sunday, 25 June BALLYDEHOB, WEST CORK, IRELAND LEVIS BAR
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Corner House, Main Street, Ballinacurra, Midleton, Co. Cork, Ireland. Venue phone: +353 28 37118. JB is coming back for her THIRD Ireland tour! Come & drink a pint in Ballydehob’s quaintest most welcoming pub.
Thursday, 29 June BANTRY, CO. Cork THE BANTRY BAY
Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Wolfe Tone Square, Town Lots, Bantry, Co. Cork, P75 PC96, Ireland. Venue phone: +353 (0)27 55789. Join JB for a mix of covers and originals in a gorgeous town of Bantry Bay!
Friday, 18 August INNERLEITHEN, SCOTLAND INNERLEITHEN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: VALE CLUB. Venue phone: 0774 068 1879. Appearing at the Vale Club this year, enjoy JB as part of a feast of entertainment at the IMF
Saturday, 19 August GLASGOW, SCOTLAND STEREO CAFE BAR
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: £6.50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 22-28 Renfield Ln, Glasgow G2 6PH. With personal experience of her grandma going through the struggle of Alzheimer’s Disease, Jenny is taking part of a fundraising music show for Alzheimer Scotland. Featuring performances by Jack Law + The Spyres + Steve Grozier + Jenny Biddle + Quick. http://www.alzscot.org/ Buy Tickets
Friday, 1 September KELSO, SCOTTISH BORDERS KELSO FOLK FESTIVAL
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Old Parish Kirk, The Knowes, Kelso TD5 7BH. The Kelso Folk and Live Music Club is running a weekend mini folk festival on the 1st to 3rd of September! This will be a weekend of live concerts, sessions, workshops and open mics featuring award wining bands and artists as well as a showcase for local talent. Our evening concerts feature the fabulous Breabach, voted ‘Folk Band of the Year’ and ‘Album of Year’ at the 2016 Scots Trad Music Awards and BBC ‘Folk Musician of 2012’ Tom McConville. Supporting them are 2016 winners of the Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award, Northern Company and the talented Jenny Biddle. Buy Tickets
Sunday, 10 September BELLINGHAM, NORTHUMBERLAND BAAFest Bellingham
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01434 220646. Address: Brown Rigg Lodges, Bellingham. Venue phone: 01434 220646. Among a stack of talent at this weekends BAAFest 7-10 September, catch a 30 min set from Jenny Biddle!

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Awards

2013:

Hindsight single #9 on the Singer-Songwriter iTunes Charts

2012:

Melbourne’s Best Busker 2012

People’s Choice Award for the 2012 Australian Country Music Festival Busking Championships (Tamworth)

2011:

People’s Choice Award at the Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival Busking Competition

Judges Vote at the Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival Busking Competition

Runner Up of the Tamworth Country Music Festival Busking Championships (non-country category)

Melbourne’s Best Busker 2010 – photo by Raditya Fadilla

2010:

Melbourne’s Best Busker 2010

Grand Champion of the Korumburra Buskers Festival

First Place, Melbourne Songwriter Competition

2009:

Just Guitars Best Artists Award – Port Fairy Folk Festival

2002:

First place, Pink Faces – Blackstump Festival

Design Tech Award – Portable Electric Guitar