Young troubadour and old-time folk singer William Alexander, has joined the Green South Records team and we're thrilled to have him on board.
William’s old school ways are who he is, he plays the music that speaks to him and he sings with a passion and conviction that leaves you in no doubt you’re listening to the real deal.
His voice and guitar picking are evocative of folk music giants Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan and his interpretations of classic folk songs are quite simply superb, they are earnest and…
Latest Release: Frank Jones
“Frank Jones sings songs about people that walk down the same streets I do, cross the same rivers, drink the same brand of beer. Frank writes locally, which makes him a truly international writer. I know the people in his songs. I know their heartache and heartease”
— Paul Kelly
From Melbourne, Australia - one of the musical capitals of the world, Frank Jones is the songwriter and singer with the legendary Whirling Furphies, the Moomba Victims, the Whole Town and BiG FOLK.
As well as penning Melbourne's iconic anthem, 'My Brown Yarra', one of the great songs about Melbourne, Frank's lifetime of cross-genre songwriting includes five outstanding albums of his own and a multitude of songs written for and co-written with other artists.
Frank has won the LawsonPaterson Songwriters’ Award (Port Fairy Folk Festival), two Labour Day Song Awards, an Apollo Bay Music Festival Song Award and an Australian Songwriters’ Award First Prize.
'Boys Like You', a song Frank co-wrote with rapper 360 (Matt Colwell), was nominated for the 2013 ARIA Song of the Year, 2013 APRA Urban Song of the Year and Most Played Australian Work of the Year. It was a quadruple platinum selling single and was voted Number 8 on the 2012 JJJ Hottest 100. It has now been included on high flying American rapper G-Eazy’s recently released ‘Mama Always Told Me’ off his Beautiful and Damned album.
His songs have been recorded by the likes of Renee Geyer who recorded a sweet version of 'She Loves Me Not'. He has co-written songs with Ross Wilson, Brent Parlane, Gary Pinto, Nathaniel Willemse, Jamie McDell, MDC, Stephen Blackburn, Emmanuel Kelly, Bobby Flynn, Andrew Lowden, Jess Guille, Dave Darmasana, Rod Bustos and Vanessa Amorosi.
Johnny Adams | William Alexander | Peter Anderson | John Armstrong | Paul Carroll | Cobbers | Cath Connelly | Christy Cooney | Marz Cooper | Joe Creighton | Graham Dodsworth | Pete Fidler | Maria Forde | Gundaguys | Louey Hesterman's Whimsy | Frank Jones | Liminality | Simon McCullough | Ger Mythen | Kieran O'Connell | Peter O'Shea | The Preachers | Neil Quinlan | Ben Rogers Trio | Maitland Swallow | Shanakee | Dylan Walker | Whirling Furphies
Green South Records is your home for Celtic, Folk and Roots music in Australia.
We are a collective of artists who have come together to support, promote and grow our music. Along with new releases, we are committed to reissuing previously undigitised Folk, Celtic and Roots records as part of our commitment to preserving the rich history of these songs.
Our mission is three-fold:
1 - there's a great untapped well of amazing albums from the seventies through to the nineties that haven't made it into the digital realm - we want to make sure these records are preserved for all time.
2 - The Celtic, Folk and Roots scene continues to thrive and grow and we want to be at the forefront of bringing these new releases to you.
3 - We want to nurture and develop the next wave of artists coming through. It's our aim to provide them with the platform they need to get their music heard.
Every time you make a purchase on any of the available digital platforms, you are directly supporting the artist and the label. We provide equitable and balanced splits with all our artists to ensure everyone is properly renumerated for their hard work.