Hussy Hicks

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Hussy Hicks

Critically acclaimed Australian act, Hussy Hicks are a tour de force featuring Leesa Gentz’ powerhouse soul vocals and Julz Parker’s revered guitar skills. Prolific and accomplished musicians, Hussy Hicks have honed their sonic dexterity over the past 12 years with six studio albums, multiple industry awards and more than 1,000 live shows under their belts, from Australia’s biggest blues, roots and folk festivals to 15 plus international tours, which now sell out across Europe.

Known for their emotive lyricism, energetic live shows and fiery, frenetic instrumentation, it’s no surprise Hussy Hicks have staying power. From Gold Coast Artist of the Year and Album of the Year wins to Queensland Music Award and Golden Guitar nominations, their critical accolades extend even further, with guitarist Parker being touted by Australian legend, Phil Emmanuel as ‘Australia’s top female guitar player’ and voted fifth in Bluesfest’s Guitar Hero fan poll, among Santana and BB King.


  • Mariposa Folk Festival, Canada
  • Electric Picnic, Ireland
  • L Fest, UK
  • Salmonfest, USA
  • Les Bains Rocks, France
  • Blue Balls Festival, Switzerland
  • Alcamo Blues Festival, Sicily
  • Galago Jazz Festival, Sicily
  • Berlin Carnival of Cultures, Germany
  • Marienplatz Festival, Germany
  • Beijing Midi Festival, China
  • Dubai Original Music Festival, UAE
  • Hamburg Stadtkultur Festival, Germany
  • Memorial Unleashed, USA
  • Sarzana International Guitar Meeting, Italy
  • Madame Guitar Festival, Tricesimo Italy


  • Byron Bay Bluesfest, NSW
  • Falls Festival, NSW
  • Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
  • Fairbridge Folk Festival, WA
  • Nannup Music Festival, WA
  • Woodford Folk Festival, QLD
  • Blues at Bridgetown, WA
  • Apollo Bay Music Festival, VIC
  • Queenscliff Music Festival, VIC
  • Gympie Muster, QLD
  • Wallaby Creek Festival, QLD
  • Mullum Music Festival, NSW
  • Peak Festival, NSW
  • Bello Winter Music, NSW
  • Thredbo Blues Festival, NSW
  • Blues on Broadbeach, QLD


“Some artists need to be seen to be believed, and Hussy Hicks fit that category.”
Sarah Howells, Double J

“Hussy Hicks Rock!”
Michael Franti

“A not to be missed act that are ready for the world.”
Peter Noble, Bluesfest Director

“These girls epitomise everything I admire about great music – instinct, passion, courage, creativity and a distinct refusal to compromise their vision.”
Kim Cheshire, Country Update Magazine


EPK (Get Ready)

My Fault – live at Bluesfest Byron Bay

Pirate Flag (Live at Sunnyside Sound)