After some time studying in chilly Melbourne, Darwin-born musician, songwriter and producer Ward Hancock teams up with old friends Rowan Dally and Tom Anderson at Passport to Airlie. Brimming with both nostalgia and new flavours, the trio has used their time apart exploring many genres to now reconnect in a musical conversation that includes Reggae, Funk and Rock.
A solo and band career has taken Ward to every State and Territory of Australia, playing at commercial festivals, some unlikely outback pubs and house parties, and to over three million collective Spotify listens.
Ward is the former lead singer of Darwin’s Rambutan Jam Band and currently plays with up-and-coming group King River Rising. Having played with the likes of Australian artists Courtney Barnett, Josh Pyke and Jazz legend James Morrison, his gigging resume continues to grow with East Coast, New Zealand and European tours planned for KRR.
Ward has also embarked on a production career and recently worked with Jan Skubiszewski (The Cat Empire, John Butler, Delta Goodrem) at his famous Red Moon Studios; Ward is tirelessly collaborating with Reggae, RnB and Hip Hop artists, writing and recording songs.
With excellent responses from musicians and punters alike, the trio of musicians have picked up from where they left off, enjoying the relaxed venues of Darwin and laid-back atmosphere.