We are excited to welcome Shanteya and Jo of "Saije" to the Grateful Fred Bijou Sessions.
Saije is an award-winning, Australian contemporary folk duo whose soulful harmonies, dynamic guitar lines and percussive breakdowns breathe life into heartfelt stories. Their songwriting is crafted from the depths; stirring melodies bound together with graceful lyricism. Through multitasking techniques, the pair create a full-bodied sound enriched by flavours from their travels around the globe.
Growing up among the rivers and valleys of a small creative town on the East Coast of Australia, Saije, Shanteya and Jo, developed a close affinity with the natural world. From these early inspirations and their many barefoot adventures, messages of conscious living and connection to self, the Earth and each other have become a common thread that is etched into their songwriting.
After being awarded Folk Alliance Australia's Young Artist of the Year 2019-2020 at the National Folk Festival, armed with harmony, guitars and foot drums Saije toured their latest release Kindred (2019) throughout Australia and Canada in early 2020. They continue to uplift both national and international audiences through their unifying performances and a warmth that fills small halls and overflows from large festival stages.
The Bijou cinema is a warm, intimate and accessible performance space that holds 70 people with plush and comfortable seats.