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Fine Blue Thread




Mixed Band

Tabla, Voice, Cello

Region/Geographical Influences:


Mixed: Indian, Indonesian, Western



Contemporary World Music

The brief:

Finely crafted, fresh & intriguing compositions grounded in Indian, Javanese & Western music

Band Members

Sam Evans, Ria Soemardjo, Helen Mountfort

All about the artist/s

Fine Blue Thread is an exciting collaboration of three creative musicians from very different worlds: Helen Mountfort ('cello, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Cosmo Cosmolino), Ria Soemardjo (voice and viola) and Sam Evans (multiple tabla and percussion). This distinctly Melbourne trio plays finely crafted, fresh and intriguing compositions that are grounded in the traditions of Indian, Javanese and Western classical music.

Since their sold-out debut performance at the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Fine Blue Thread have been surprising audiences throughout Australia with performances of their own original music that is sometimes haunting, uplifting and breathtakingly intimate. Fine Blue Thread received rave reviews for their debut album RED MOUNTAIN as well as the follow up album BLUEPRINT. Their third studio album WHAT MAKES ME HUMAN introduced Persian musician Reza Kashi as a new member of the ensemble on Oud, Tar and Setar.

The music of Fine Blue Thread is moody, open, sweet and surprising - generating a distinctive modern Melbourne sound. Performance highlights include the Melbourne International Arts Festival, The Victorian Arts Centre, The Melbourne Recital Centre, The Famous Spiegeltents in Melbourne and Sydney and other festivals throughout Australia.

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