After four years at the helm of the duo Tigerlily, Lydia Fairhall shares her much loved sound and stories and with The She Oaks takes them to higher realms and lands them firmly back in the heart centered vibe she is well known for.
Guitarist Chris Pickering is a journeyman/musician/troubadour/night-tripper who has spent much of his musical life writing music and lyrics, then putting them together as songs and spending time in different parts of the world - but mostly Australia.He was born in rural Queensland, and has lived in Brisbane, Nashville, Memphis, and is now based in Melbourne.
Bass player Samuel Pankhurst is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, interdisciplinary artist and curator from Brisbane who has performed with with a plethora of esteemed artists including Paul Grabowsky, Bernie McGann, Missy Higgins, Louis Burdett, Kate Miller Heidke, Brian Ritchie (USA), Katie Noonan, The Brodsky String Quartet (UK), and Indigenous artists William Barton and Aunty Delmae Barton.
Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, guitarist & backing vocalist Kali grew up musically to the sounds of 70s folk and bluegrass.In her younger years she learned classical piano, clarinet and acoustic guitar. Kali has traveled Europe, played to packed ships and empty streets, supporting the likes of The Libertines and many other high profile acts.
Growing up in sunny Queensland, spending his days skipping class with his best mate to clean and tune drums in the music room, music has been everything to Ben since before he could remember. After completing his Bachelor of Contemporary Music, Ben spent several years working around South-East Queensland and also on-board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship as an orchestra drummer. Now based in Melbourne, Ben plays with various local and touring acts.
Producer of Lydia Fairhall & The She Oaks debut album, Jackie grew up in Brisbane teaching herself how to play guitar & sing folk and blues songs. Jackie has released several critically acclaimed alt-folk country albums, and has composed and recorded music for successful Slovenian art/puppet theatre work amongst an array of global creative projects.