Bio

Sal Kimber & the Rollin Wheel are skilled purveyors of smooth hook-laden roots-infused pop rock that slides effortlessly into the listener’s memory bank. .. the ideal accompaniment to endless sun-drenched summer days. ****  - Graham Blackley, Beat

Sal Kimber & the Rollin’ Wheel are a band steeped in talent, personality and connection. Described by Rolling Stone as ‘Australiana Alt County at it’s finest’ Sal’s authentic and warm stage presence, storytelling and antipodean vocals, along with the captivating musicianship of her close-knit band has seen the five piece win over loyal audiences all over Australia. With over eight years of consistent regional and urban touring, countless festivals and three studio albums behind them, Sal and The ‘Wheel create soulful, playful and powerful live shows that inspire both the tapping of toes and the tugging of heartstrings. “Kimber’s raw and ethereal antipodean register was simply stunning to behold”  - TheMusic.com.au

Born and bred in the mountain valleys of Victoria, Kimber’s songwriting is stitched with tales of rivers, wild horses, flood, fire and the strength and vulnerability of the human spirit. Sal’s third album “Southern Light”, released in early 2016, featuring the talented Rollin’ Wheel and captured by award winning producer Shane O’Mara, is an expansive, soulful route through country, folk, rock and pop. Picking up accolades, rave reviews, feature album slots across the country and high-rotation on ABC and Community radio, “Southern Light” reached number 2 on the Australian Itunes Singer Songwriter charts and was the best selling Australian roots/indie album at Melbourne’s much loved Basement Discs store during March/April 2016.

On banjo, guitars and vocals, Sal performs solo, duo, trio but most comfortably and most frequently with her talented band ‘The Rollin Wheel’. Sal has been a guest on SBS TV show Rockwiz, has supported the likes of Kasey Chambers and The Waifs, and amongst things is a Bushdance caller. With a charismatic and fun style of calling, Sal can be found teaching the heel and toe in halls all around remote and urban Australia

“Sal was a revelation… Kimber’s voice left the concert hall breathless on original tracks ‘Hell and Highwater’ and ‘Burrawang’ ”  – Harvey Rae, The West Australian

 

November 19, 2015