"These guys sure know how to Frock – or that that Folk? Whatever it is – Sissybones – I must confess – its ferry folking cool"
- Ian Haug, Powderfinger



In December 2012 renowned local singer/songwriter Paddy Dempsey was asked to perform at Brisbane’s iconic venue, ‘The Zoo’ as part of their 20th birthday celebrations. Paddy was encouraged to invite Alison St Ledger, (a long-time collaborator) to perform some of the venue’s favourite ‘Paddy Dempsey’ acoustic songs. Salliana Campbell (vocals/strings/dulcimer/mandolin) and Bob Pound (upright bass) were also drafted in.  And so began Sissybones…



Alison St Ledger-Vocalist- (‘Women in Voice’ theatre/cabaret/session chanteuse)

Salliana Campbell-Fiddle/Violin (plays/records with Bernard Fanning, Shane Nicholson, Russell Morris and more)

Bob Pound-Big Bass- (Toothfaeries)

Paddy Dempsey-Buttlicks Guitar

Innes Campbell-Banjo/Mandolin/Guitars (The Company)-multi-award winning instrumentalist



Alt Folk/acoustic/world Folk music

“Soulful, melodic, dreamy, poetic, amazing, humorous. Sissybones, I must confess – it’s ferry folking cool” Ian Haug (Powderfinger)



  1. Sissybones – self titled EP released August 2014 (Powerhouse Visy Theatre)

  2. #greatest freak – single and film clip to be released June 5th 2016 (Powerhouse Spark Bar)

  3. ‘Confessions of a Ferryman’ – album to be released July 22nd 2016 (South Brisbane Sailing Club)

  4. Home – single/film clip to be released August 27th 2016 (Junk Bar Ashgrove



Since the release of "Confessions of a Ferryman"in July 2016 -Sissybones have--

--graced the stage with Bernard Fanning,Kasey Chambers(Triffid,Brisbane)

--appeared on Channel 7's Great South East--(Sept)

--been feature album on 612ABC--(october)

--appeared in many  articles and reviews


Paddy Dempsey and I have been friends for over 20 years. We both started out in the Brisbane music scene in the early 90’s. Since then he has consistently produced both wonderful songs and an always engaging live performance. He is truly one of a kind and still of Brisbane’s ‘best kept secrets’.


With Confessions of a Ferryman he continues to inspire. Great songs and arrangements – beautifully written and recorded. Having musicians of the calibre of those in Sissybones doesn’t hurt either – the results are amazing! Soulful, melodic, dreamy, poetic, humorous – all the usual Paddy suspects.


These guys know how to frock – or is that Folk? Whatever it is, Sissybones – I must confess – its ferry folking cool.


Go forth and Freak and Roll

- Ian Haug, Powderfinger

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