West Auckland Folk Band Fables produce a gentle and heartfelt indie-folk sound which could warm even the coldest of hearts.  Jess Bailey’s childhood was spent on twenty-one acres of land in the outskirts of Auckland. She was taught by the Mackenzie Hills of the south Kaipara, dredged in the waters of Muriwai Beach then hung out to dry in the plum trees at home.  This imagery is littered throughout the bands wistful lyrics and authentic songs. The small ensemble has shared the stage with modern folk notables Great NorthThe RemarkablesChris Preistley and Nadia Reid,with performances at the home of Auckland folk, The Bunker. Jess Bailey’s velveteen voice intermingled with a collection of strings and other harmonies should find you quite at home.

“Fables create a thoughtful, emotive atmosphere with their music, and with that they 

draw people in to make them feel part of something special.”

— Brooke Singer

“ One of New Zealand’s finest folk musicians.”

—  Matthew Crawley


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