About us

“Ornate and gorgeous with the widescreen vibes of Mercury Rev’s earthier side circa Deserter’s Songs…” (Andrew Khedoori, 2ser) “It’s country music at its core but Lost In The Woods subvert the genre through subtle excursions into poetic soul, gothic noir and a strong streak of melancholic and woody folk music.” (Chris Familton, Rhythms Magazine)  “Birdsong Almanac, the second album from Sydney’s Lost in the Woods, is full of subtle, ambitious arrangements. Fortunately, the songwriting deserves such lush treatment.” (Sacha Molitorisz, Sydney Morning Herald)


Lost in the Woods are based in Sydney. We have released three albums – Down With the Sun (2006),  Birdsong Almanac (2009), and Campfire Radio (2019) – blending folk, country, soul, baroque pop, and other styles, singing about natural disasters, birds, and relationships. What began as a solo-project for songwriter/guitarist Brian Yatman has evolved into something more collaborative and focused on performance. The band now includes Nick Beswick on keys, Nathan Brand on bass, keys and vocals, Rory Toomey on drums and percussion, and Gavin Waring on electric guitar and vocals.



Those who went before: on drums, Greg Clark and Dave Wilcox; on bass, Mhark Cohen; on guitar, Wayne Wormald; on fiddle, Molly Florance, and on pedal steel, Graham Griffith. Thanks to you all.