Valley Road winds through rolling hills north of Kyneton, connecting two friends, Rebecca Jane Howell and Marty Mckenna, who have been singing together for over a decade. They weave their experiences into songs of people and place (usually sitting around Marty’s farmhouse kitchen table), bringing an Australian perspective to their diverse folk influences.
Rebecca could sing before she could speak, and honed her instinct for harmony singing in choirs as a child. Marty grew up singing to the sheep on his family farm, with his dad, where he still tends the flock to this day. The pair met in Kyneton and played their first show together at the inaugural Kyneton Music Festival back in 2012.
When Valley Road take to the stage, their years of friendship and singing together shine through, drawing listeners into their rich inner worlds through their contrasting yet perfectly suited voices and intricate guitar playing.
The pair won a Troubadour Foundation Award in 2022 to record their first album together with acclaimed producer Rod McCormack, to be released in October 2023.
To book Valley Road for your next festival or event please enquire via their website: www.valleyroadduo.com.au