Caitlin Harnett and The Pony Boys have been kicking the dust off their heels since 2015. This has led them beyond the borders of their home county (Inner-West Sydney), around Australia and on two tours to the US. On top of their own sold-out shows in Sydney and Melbourne over the last couple of years they have also appeared at numerous Festivals including Boogie Festival, Panama, Meadow, Festival of the Sun, Out On The Weekend, Ninchfest, and Riverboats.
The band released their debut album “Late Night Essentials” at the end of 2020. The record was named Album of the Week on FBi Radio and 2SER and, following a launch tour in 2021, they were named Best Live Act in NSW at the National Live Music Awards. In Australia they have also supported the likes of Orville Peck, The Nude Party, Tony Joe White, Hurray For The Riff Raff and The Felice Brothers.
Following a successful run of shows across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with Texan blues man Charley Crockett, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys are getting ready for the release of their second studio album. They will be releasing the first single in early May and saddling up to hit the road. Get ready once again to dance, laugh, cry, hear the unfiltered Caitlin stories first-hand and experience the joy in the room at one of their gigs. Giddy Up!
“Her voice is like Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval was jerked out of a long sleep.” The Guardian
“Lush, Americana-style folk tunes, jangling guitar and a whole lot of honesty.” Sydney Morning Herald
“It’s quintessential Caitlin Harnett, vocals that soar with heart and hold the same sense of intimacy as the greats, all set against a backdrop of modern Americana.” NME
“Harnett wants to make you smile; she doesn’t want you to cry in your beer, but rather slam it down and and boogie.” Newcastle Herald
“In particular circles around Sydney the name Caitlin Harnett is spoken in revered tongues, like the whispered password to a music scene Illuminati. Learn the handshake, feel the twang and order a round.” Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J
“Their newest release will warm your heart while gently slicing it in two – our favourite type of ditty.” RUSSH Magazine
“Lead singer Caitlin Harnett fills the void that is a distinct lack of alt-country in Sydney’s music scene. Whether you’re in the big smoke or by the water, this track is bound to become an instant addition to your summer playlist.” FBi Radio
“The Sydney-sider’s single “Make You Feel Blue’ is knock-your-socksoff material. Has there been a sad song thats made us happier in recent times? Probably not.” Meadow Fest.
“One of the finest slices of country soul you’ll hear this year. A gorgeous mood with that voice that hangs heavy in the air and dips into all the right forlorn corners.” Post To Wire