Melbourne’s Best Busker plays live at Tower Mill.

Jenny Biddle

Jenny Biddle

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With five albums under her belt, Jenny Biddle plays a feisty guitar, gets that blues harmonica squawking, soothes your soul with her haunting piano parts and poignant lyrics, ingenious cover versions, empathetic original songs and endearing personality. And it all comes from one five-foot-tall songstress.

Now based in Scotland, the Australian songsmith is working on material for her sixth album.

Destined to walk a musical path, a brief encounter with the ukulele at just four years old lit the fire for Jenny’s obsession. She moved quickly to a lifelong love of the piano at age five, followed by an ardent affair with the guitar, age nine.

Original compositions soon followed, but from age 12 she fell under the influence of a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, and once regularly consumed eight teaspoons of sugar in her cups of tea.

Jenny was voted Melbourne’s Best Busker for three years in a row (2010-12), and guitar nuts are often astounded by her ability to intertwine bass notes, percussion and melody so seamlessly that one could believe there are more instrumentalists on stage.

She will be appearing at the String Theory session in Hawick’s Tower Mill on Monday June 20 at 7.30pm.

Admission is free.