MELBOURNE roots outfit Little Wise have some big stories to tell when they visit The Loft this Saturday.
Singer-songwriter Sophie Klein has promised to bring an energetic live show with her band's Warrnambool EP launch, showcasing accomplished musicianship through a range of instruments including guitars, banjo, mandolin and harmonica.
The 22-year-old said she was familiar with the region from her numerous trips over the years to the Port Fairy Folk Festival, where she hopes to one day perform.
"I'm just a massive music fan," Klein told Offbeat.
"Music has touched me in a great way since early high school when you first develop a taste other than whatever's on the radio.
"I remember my sister bought my mum The Waifs album Up All Night around 2002 and I just really connected with the roots/songwriter sound and that's when I really started to play guitar.
"People who listen to my music say it's a nice familiarity, like you can sing along after one listen."
After initially forming as a duo, Melbourne-based Klein recorded her Moment of Clarity EP as Little Wise with some guest musicians last summer.
"It's just really sort of been building and growing.
"I didn't really actually have a band so before the Melbourne launch I put together a five-piece band and that's kind of been a really big thing in developing the sound.
"It's almost like we want to record another EP already.
"The title track Moments of Clarity I literally wrote in the middle of night at about 4am.
"I went to the kitchen to get a cup of tea or whatever and it kind of wrote itself in a way.
"I was experiencing a moment of clarity while writing about it.
"It wasn't specific but I often feel like, living in such a post-modern era, things are very confusing and there are these rare moments where I have epiphanies, whether it's about what I want to do in life or my mind is just unclouded.
"Music can bring on a range of emotions... and it's about connecting.
"At our live show the ultimate aim is to connect with an audience and have people find something meaningful in it, and at very least something fun and entertaining.
Saturday's show at The Loft will boast the recently-formed full band, comprised of members Sophie Klein (vocals, guitars), Megan Bernard (electric guitar), Miguel Rios (acoustic guitar and mandolin), Conrad Tracey (drums) and Arelene Fletcher (double and electric bass).