Fingers sings through crisis

Jackson Lavell-LeeAugusta Margaret River Times
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Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist FINGERS Mitchell Cullen on stage at Brew and the Moo.
Camera IconSinger-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist FINGERS Mitchell Cullen on stage at Brew and the Moo. Credit: Alicia Perera/Pilbara News, Alicia Perera

Fingers Mitchell Cullen will release a new album, Through the Storm, at The River on Saturday night.

Fresh from a sell-out show at the Albany Entertainment Centre, Fingers will mesmerise audiences in Margaret River with his brand of alternative indie roots music.

The multi-instrumentalist said the 10-track album included guitar, loop pedals, didgeridoo and banjo, with a female vocalist from Perth, Courtney Cornall, also appearing on the record.

“My last album was released in 2017 so it’s been a while,” he said. “A lot of the songs I’ve been waiting to record for a while and there’s a few new songs on there as well written this tough year.”

Cullen said the lead single, Feel Alive, was intended to breathe life into those “feeling down” during a difficult time due to the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I wrote the tune first and then the beat and it just gets you up and going,” he said. “The lyrics are about getting out there and enjoying life. It’s a good song for people who are feeling down to get them dancing and foot-stomping.

“My gigs are good for all ages whether it’s little kids dancing or even oldies. There’s a lot going on, and it’s interesting to watch the way I loop everything together.”

Cullen said after a long lay-off due to COVID-19 restrictions, he thrived playing live once again to a packed house in Albany and couldn’t wait to bring that atmosphere to Margaret River.

“I love Margs, just the vibe of the place,” he said. “I’ve been there a few times for surf trips and played packed shows so this should be a good one.

“This album has a bigger sound, a lot more time has been spent on the production, and I’m keen to see what tracks are favourites for the Margs crowd.”

Fingers Mitchell Cullen’s latest album will be available at the gig and via www.fingersmitchellcullen. or on Spotify and Itunes Music after the event.

Tickets are $30 via Oztix.

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