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If music be the food of a good giggle and a great friendship, well Ealey & Tyers are very lucky vegemites indeed!
Wendy Ealey and Moira Tyers have been playing together in various combinations for some years and are very happy to have found one another...

We have our fingers in numerous musical pies - we're seasoned performers and seasoned... women. Coupla fine and feisty fraulines who play to live and live to play - when we're not fending off botox salesmen, searching for natural remedies for unexpected temperature rises and shrugging off the small stuff which we are way past bothering to sweat now that we're in our prime! And gosh what a prime we're having making the sort of suprisingly rich and voluble noise two diminutive in stature women can make with our big voices and ever changing array of instruments. Listen up and watch out! We may well be coming to a venue near you...

Moira Tyers is a multi award winning singer/songwriter from West Preston. Her awards include Port Fairy Folk Festival 2005 Best song for Peace, Tolerance and Understanding for her song “‘Why Not Let a Mother” and Hot Pick Award for Pacific Song writing comp N.Z. 2005 for “Until you`re Old”. Moira plays an eclectic mix of suburban folk music that crosses the Folk/Country/Blues genre and reflects everyday issues both comical and poignant. She is a dab hand at a range of instruments, including guitar, fiddle and piano accordion.
Wendy Ealey has been chortling her way around the Melbourne folk scene and various genres and venues national and international for way too long to mention if trying to maintain the myth that she’s just a young slip of a thing. Her song writing and performing spans solo, choral, classical, instrumental and political as well as satisfying her insatiable urge to chat via a brief and terrifying flirtation with stand up comedy and more recently, regular engagements as a compere/MC. Also a multi-instrumentalist, Wendy plays guitar, mandolin, ukulele and kazoo!

Their more recent shared achievement is the Unsung Heroes of Australian History theme program with Bruce Watson and Neil Robertson, which has played to enthusiastic audiences at house concerts, the Boîte, the Darebin Music Feast, the National, Basin, Maldon, Cygnet and Tamar Valley Folk Festivals, Newstead Live Music Festival (where they also did a duo set in the Troubador Tent - such f un), Mt Beauty Music Festival and lightning tours of South Australia, ACT and New South Wales. 2012 saw them both travel to Perth to present the UHAH concept at a conference, so what better way to travel than hop on the train and chortle their way across the Nullabor!
They also work together running the Darebin Songwriters Guild fostering budding musical bards at the ‘originals only open stage’ they run regulalry with a range of other additional initiatives to support and encourage fellow musicians and writers.

As a duo they are frequently heard and seen at music venues, festivals, community and corporate events entertaining audiences with their mix of original and borrowed material which tends to speak to the experiences of woman kind as they wend their way through the nightmare which is galloping middle age and plain old ordinary life.But there’s nothing ordinary about this pairing of voices and musical spirits. They are equally at ease paying tongue in cheek homage to much loved ‘lurve’ ballads as they are giving songs with a bit of social bite a good airing. They’ll have you in stitches, but don’t forget to bring your tissues too!
Ealey & Tyers compliment each other vocally and instrumentally with tight harmonies and a huge emotional as well as musical range. Lately they've appeared at the Chandelier Room - a favourite haunt, The Yackandandah Folk Festival - loved the Earth Hour (two hour) concert, Selby Folk Club - lovely room, friendly bunch, Clifton Hill - at the Quiet Man (renos) and have several gigs lined up while they work on writing a new show - more about that when there's more of the new show! Apart from performing individually, and with the UHAH project, they are also preparing material for their album.