Tobias Hengeveld
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Tobias Hengeveld

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"Lucky Oceans - the Daily Planet, best 2009"

“Understated, dream-dark folk songs of life in urban and rural Australia...His is a unique voice in the making,
with a strong sense of place and wonder.”

- ABC Radio National

"John Carver - Across the Tracks"

"Hengeveld’s melodies are simply gorgeous and permanently attach themselves to your psyche.
The arrangements are nothing short of perfect. This is a superb album that deserves a place in every collection.” - 3PBSFM 106.7

"Dom Alessio - Home and Hosed"

“Sounds like Australia…humid afternoons and interminable deserts. I love his voice.” - JJJFM - Australia


2005: SCOUT HALL - Self Titled, Shock Records
2006: THE NIGHT BELL - Hazards and Hard Objects, Independent
2009: TOBIAS HENGEVELD - All The Lines Are Down, Vitamin Records



TOBIAS HENGEVELD’S songs weave a spell-binding narrative of isolation, drunken-delusion, yearning and ill-intent. Each song unravels perfect vignettes of other lives lived, calling through time and place - carried on the tide of a bold and intriguing voice.

This raw folk-narrative echoes the disarming intimacy of Richard Buckner, in concert with an edgy and cyclical acoustic guitar-style reminiscent of Bert Jansch.
Sweet, melancholy and occasionally menacing melodies work deeper beneath your skin with each visit. Tobias Hengeveld’s understated and idiosyncratic approach to music and the song-form has resulted in works of striking originality.

Songwriter for Scout Hall and The Night Bell, Tobias Hengeveld has been a commanding presence amidst the Melbourne music scene for much of the past decade, performing both nationally and internationally.
The release of All The Lines Are Down sees Hengeveld stepping from the shadow of these projects with a debut release of his own.

All the Lines are Down sirens Tobias Hengeveld’s coming-of-age as a songwriter; amidst a ground-swell of new Australian artists who are focused on a localized experience and identity. A haunting dream illuminated by the history, mystery, wonder and woe of the Australian landscape and its people.

Recently returned from a successful tour of Europe, Tobias continues to showcase material from his latest release with a string of National Australian shows in late ’09 and into 2010.

Influences: Nick Drake, Bert Jansch, Chris Whitley, Mark Kozelek, Elliot Smith, Leonard Cohen, Nick Jones, Bill Callahan, Damian Jurado, Greg Brown, Townes Van Zandt, Paul Kelly, John Fahey, The Drones, Will Oldham, Cat Power, the Dirty Three, Richard Buckner, Skip James, Nick Cave, Bruce Springsteen