Watty Thompson has emerged as a powerful, moving and unique folk performer in Australia’s storytelling tradition. With a still-young history of performances having captivated audiences around Victoria, Watty Thompson is set to make his long-awaited return to the stage following the release of his debut single, ‘The Beauty That Surrounds Ya’. After cutting his teeth in famed local rock ‘n’ roll bands of the 2010s (Sheriff, Jumpin’ Jack Williams, Bitter Sweet Kicks, The Neptune Power Federation) gracing beloved, sticky-carpeted venues in Melbourne and across Australia, Watty returned to the countryside to pursue the music he’d long-desired to write. The result is brave and heart felt storytelling complete with lush musical accompaniment - a little bit folk, a little bit country, 100% heart. ‘The Beauty That Surrounds Ya’ is Watty’s debut single and an ode to the simple act of taking a moment. Why not step back from the worries and noise of life and appreciate the beauty within it, our natural surroundings, and exactly just how lucky we are to be here?