Trouvers have been playing festivals, support and folk club gigs since 2009. Multiple gigs at the Cygnet Folk Festival, the 2017 Fleurieu Folk Festival and pop up gigs at the National Folk Festival eg Flute & Fiddle, Bohemia Bar, Stockmans Camp.
A floor spot at the opening of the Kunanyi Folk Club in 2019, 6 November 2021 and another 6th August 2022, celebrating a slight easing of the covid 19 restrictions.
Elaine Chevalier, Roger Joseph and Peter Hicks discovered they could harmonise and sing songs of substance/social justice. Peter Hicks plays guitar and manages arrangements; Elaine and Roger find songs that tell stories compatible with their strong social conscience.
The emphasis on good songs led Trouvers to Tom Paxton, Alistair Hulett, Bob Dylan, Huw Williams and others.
Now Trouvers have added contemporary Australian songs to their repertoire.
Rory Campbell and Shaun Pearce (TAS), Mark Cryle (QLD), Peter Chambers (VIC) are a few of the songwriters who have written wonderful songs that Trouvers are delighted to bring to life for audiences.
Peter Hicks has a huge catalogue from which Trouvers make a selection. Originals may also come from Elaine and Roger, surprises are always a possibility.
Trouvers have opened for Eleanor McEvoy, Bob Fox, Keith Potger, Mike McClellan and others.
Trouvers know that good songs need to be remembered. They understand that for every songwriter there needs to be a thousand interpreters. Trouvers sing songs that may be dormant in your heart or songs you may have never heard that you will want to remember.
Hammet, Cygnet 2012 Hammett by Trouvers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiaZTf3q0OU Reservoir Song (2017 Fleurieu Folk Festival) written by Rory Campbell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28huD1-rCz8 Methinna (2017 Fleurieu Folk Festival) written by Shaun Pearce
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_ZAVZJTJwk Some People Cry (2017 National Folk Festival, Stockmans Camp)