Mundy-Turner are an original acoustic music duo formed in Australia in 1995 who are wowing audiences wherever they tour, with their dynamic stage-craft, brilliant vocals, and spine tingling songs. Cath Mundy from Brisbane plays lyrical violin and piano in a cross between classical, folk and blues-rock styles. Jay Turner originally from the UK, and now an adopted Aussie, is a versatile acoustic guitarist, alternately delicate and driving, who uses open tunings to powerful effect. Both have singing voices which can "veer from the soaringly passionate to the tender and subtle" (The Living Tradition, UK).
Influences include contemporary and traditional folk, blues, rock, pop, gospel, a cappella, with strong commitment to writing socially and politically impactful material.
Mundy-Turner's debut album ‘High Life’ won a Qld Recording Association Sunnie Award for Best Folk Album 1999. Their third and latest studio album ‘Crooked House’ (Gypsy Records 2002) has proven their songwriting partnership is increasingly producing songs of formidable power and beauty.
2002 has seen them tour the major folk-acoustic music festivals of Australia and the UK, notably playing a blinding set at the UK's prestigious annual Cropredy Festival, on the same bill as Eddi Reader, Richard Thompson, and legendary British folk-rockers Fairport Convention.
‘Anyone who saw Mundy-Turner's set at Cropredy Festival in the summer will be aware of how powerful they have become. If they are still touring by the time you read this, don't miss them.’ (Folk on Tap, UK)