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REVIEW: SAL KIMBER AND THE ROLLIN WHEEL - SOUNDS LIKE THUNDER
Sounds Like Thunder

Sal Kimber and The Rollin Wheel
Sounds Like Thunder

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Southern Light

Sal Kimber and The Rollin Wheel
Southern Light

Stumble In The Dark (Single)

Sal Kimber and The Rollin Wheel
Stumble In The Dark (Single)

Sal Kimber & The Rollin' Wheel

Sal Kimber and The Rollin Wheel
Sal Kimber & The Rollin' Wheel

Beat Gets Louder - Digital Single

Sal Kimber and The Rollin Wheel
Beat Gets Louder - Digital Single

Gary Seven, RRR 102.7 FM 2008


Sal Kimber is one of Australia's best emerging songwriters Watch this space or beter still, just listen.. Great songs, true emotion and not afraid to have a laugh Sal Kimber is a real find. 'Sounds Like Thunder' is one of the most refreshingly honest records to come along in years, Sal Kimber is a rare talent.


Jenny O'Keefe, 94.9 - Joy FM 2008


Sal Kimber's songs get stuck in your internal jukebox. She's a performer who gets under your skin, leaving you with a sense of utter contentment long after the last chord has rung out.


Alex Legg, 2008

From the woodgrain-sepia cover art, depicting the frilled sleeves of a woman in period-dress, hugging a banjo-ukelele - this album heralds the Rootsy-Olde Tyme music waiting inside. In defiance of any idea that Gillian Welch may have done it all before, Sal Kimber offers up a collection of pure Australiana. An inventive bag of songs, beautifully written and performed. Each song dressed in instrumentation played by some of Australian roots music's best talent. The recording is earthy, I can hear fingers on strings, brushes on snare-heads and Sal's vocal emotion. Each of the 12 songs on Sounds Like Thunder, is a standout in its own evocative, story-telling right. The beautiful track 11, "Katie Brown' a spacious, imaginative arrangement featuring Sal's Aussie-accented voice, accompanied by Banjo and Glockenspiel - STUNNING!!!



The Coodabeen's, ABC 2008


From country Victoria, Sal has released a fetching and impressive debut album in Sounds Like Thunder. Sounding rural and rootsy, but with urban savvy, the dozen tracks on offer are recorded with precision and care with Kimber's banjo/uke underscoring her songs with an infectious continuity.


fasterlouder.com 2009

Opening the stage for The Verses was Sal Kimber, a Melbourne singer/songwriter who clearly had a few fanatics in the room. Kimber’s songs are distinctly Australian and she sings with such a flavour – with similarities here and there to the likes of The Waifs or Mia Dyson. Her gentle melodies and vocals amongst the twang of guitar and banjo demonstrated a perfect summer soundscape that you can’t help but like.

Drawing on the distinct Australian mood, Kimber delivered a bevy of songs ranging from Jillaroos (women who would dress as men to be allowed to work on the land back in the day) and Elizabeth Scott (the first woman hanged in Australia) to more personal stories, like in No Shoes, which told the story of her grandfather returning from war a changed man. Each song utilised acoustic guitar, banjo or electric guitar for characterisation and along with her unique voice, it was hard to fault her or her ensemble at all.



Samuel J.Fell, Rhythms Mag, April 2010. Port Fairy Folk Festival Live Review

"Friday night sees us wander into the Folk Circus stage where we sit on the grass with a few dozen others and are treated to what becomes our Pick Of The Festival, Melbourne-based five-piece, Sal Kimber & The Rollin' Wheel. We see these guys three times over the weekend, their hard-driving, song driven alt country rock 'n' roll proving to be the elixir for the damp, the tonic for the aches and pains and the cure for whatever else may have been ailing us. Kimber has a way with words which run deep, her guitar and banjo prowess is simple and understated but so effective while behind her slide guitar, accordion, piano, bass and drums rumble and bounce menacingly and freely- these guys blew my mind and I left, each time, wanting more and more"



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