Nyssa Bradsworth
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Nyssa Bradsworth


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"Nyssa Bradsworth - Northcote Social Club"

"I'd never heard of Nyssa Bradsworth before I saw her at the NSC last Thursday night. It was a typical Melbourne winters night and to be honest, I was wondering why I had travelled half way across the city on public transport to watch someone i knew nothing about. The mood inside the NSC could not have been anymore different than the cold and dreariness outside. Nyssa won me over from the very first note, her band, the Weightless String Quartet, underscoring what has to be one of the most confident performances I've seen in a long while.
The combination of classic quartet and soft folk made for a highly atmospheric set, which had the modest audience transfixed in enjoyment. Everyone was so quiet Nyssa asked happily a couple of times how people were doing. Nyssa kept to her own pace, slow and steady, which is a rare find in this pop driven hit machine music scene. I must admit I was waiting for her to let her hair down and rick out, but I think I'm projecting.

Coming from a guy who grew up on a diet of Alice in Chains and Sonic Youth, it's still nice to go watch musicians who put melody and lyrics first. I'm sick of going to live rock gigs and listening to a bunch of wannabes not play their instruments properly. Far too often bands mistake noise for music. Even the most hardcore Death Metal fan will tell you that grinding a power chord while your mate pounds the double kick pedal doesn't necessarily mean it's music. My point is that it was great to see musicians last Thursday executing their talent and skill in the difficult live forum.
If you're one of those people who are dead inside and like listening to young girls sing about their feelings then maybe you wouldn't like Nyssa. For everyone else, I'm hard pressed to say anything other than it was a delight to spend and evening in her company. I can tell you this much - if you take a punt on Nyssa Bradsworth next time you see her name billed at a venue, you wont be disapointed." - ADAM MCKENZIE - Beat Magazine - Issue # 1121 21st June 2008


Geisha - "This Is...." EP - 2005 (Independent Release)

Nyssa Bradsworth - "Hurrricane" EP - 2007 (Red Room Records)



Singer/Songwriter Nyssa Bradsworth began performing at the age of 12 as a solo artist in the country town of Bairnsdale in East Gippsland, Victoria. With the release of her newest Ep 'Hurricane', she has now been writing and performing for over 10 years, and has her sights set high!

Drawing from artists such as John Mayer, Sarah Blasko, Neil Finn and Missy Higgins, and winning many songwriting and performing awards over the years, having performed at Festival Hall, The Vic Arts Centre, Northcote Social Club, Ruby's Lounge, The Espy, Dont Tell Tom, Manchester Lane, The Evelyn and, recently headlining The Northcote Social Club, Nyssa has the passion and determination to do great things.

"Music has always been in my blood. When I was still in nappies, I was listening to Sting, The Beatles, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. As I have grown, my passion has grown."
"This new record is a journey. I wanted the listener to relate to the music, and ride with me. Each person will have their own take on the music, and it will mean something completly different to the next person. I love that about music."

Nyssa has supported some great musicians over her career so far, such as Eric Bogle, Rod Quantock, Sally Dastey, The Dilli All-Stars, former Superjesus front woman Sarah McLeod, Mahalia Barnes, Kutcha Edwards, Jess McAvoy, Simon Philips and Nicholas Roy and has won numerous Kool Skools awards for Best Female Vocalist and Best Acoustic Song (1999 and 2000).

In 2003, Nyssa relocated to Melbourne, where she completed a Diploma of Music at Box Hill College of Music, and it was there that she met the core of her band, Natalie Bartsch, Dave Evans and Andrew Rousch, who, 4 years later, she is still creating with. In 2006, Nyssa met guitarist Nick Brown, and new her band was at full capacity.

Since mid 2006, Nyssa and her band have been flat out, gaining a strong backing. Winning the Revolver Summer Sessions Battle of the Bands in May '07, and with the launch of the new record a sell-out night, Nyssa's debut Ep 'Hurricane' is out Now.