Simone & the Soothsayers formed in 1999 and released a self-titled EP in 2000. Their first full-length album, ‘Potion’, was released independently with MGM Distribution in 2003.
Simone & the Soothsayers play regularly in their home town, Canberra, as well as elsewhere on the East Coast at festivals and venues. Simone also plays solo at more intimate shows.
“Simone and the Soothsayers are one of Canberra’s best bands, delivering assured musicianship and beautifully made and intoxicating songs. Singer/songwriter Simone Penkethman has a gorgeously eerie voice that perfectly fits with the Soothsayers’ spellbinding gypsy rock; it flirts with the guitars and cello that brood underneath its lilting flights.” – BMA Magazine, June 2003
Photograph © Orlando Luminere.