Watty Thompson has emerged as a powerful, moving and unique folk performer in Australia’s storytelling tradition. With a still-young history of performances having captivated audiences around Victoria, Watty Thompson is set to take to the NinchFest stage with a band following the release of his 2021 debut single, ‘The Beauty That Surrounds Ya’ and second single to be released early in 2022. 

After cutting his teeth in famed local rock ‘n’ roll bands of the 2010s (Sheriff, Jumpin’ Jack Williams, Bitter Sweet Kicks, The Neptune Power Federation) gracing beloved, sticky-carpeted venues in Melbourne and across Australia, Watty returned to the countryside to pursue the music he’d long-desired to write. The result is brave and heartfelt storytelling complete with lush musical accompaniment – a little bit folk, a little bit country, 100% heart.