“GOIN’ BACK” DIGS UP THE PAST FOR THE BRUNSWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL
15 February 2016
After a sell-out 2015 Darebin premier, “Goin’ Back” returns with an all-star cast, this time bringing together the local histories and songwriting talents of both the Darebin and Moreland areas in a unique, one-off show.
Drawing upon striking images from the Moreland and Darebin archives, sixteen songwriters have been commissioned to pen original songs that bring local history to life through imagination and evocative storytelling.
Leading the way will be two of Moreland’s best known and highly respected songwriters, Jeff Lang and Alison Ferrier, alongside alt-country stars Tracy McNeil (Tracy McNeil and The Good Life) and Luke Sinclair (Raised By Eagles), local troubadour Van Walker, renowned folk-singer, Mandy Connell and alt-country storyteller Ayleen O’Hanlon.
PLUS gracing the stage for its second iteration, critically acclaimed songwriter and long-time Northcote resident Mick Thomas (Weddings Parties Anything) will re-create the sell-out Darebin Music Feast set with Charles Jenkins, Cat Canteri & Justin Bernasconi, Sean McMahon, Jemma Rowlands, Rich Davies and Brooke Russell.
This line up of Melbourne’s finest songwriters will be joined by The Clifton Hillbillies backing band (nominated for Best Country Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards in 2015), with backing vocals from Brooke Russell, Ayleen O’Hanlon and Jemma Rowlands .
Sure to be a highlight of this years Brunswick Music Festival, Goin’ Back showcases Melbourne’s top songwriting postcodes and celebrates local identity in a new and unique format.
Due to popular demand, two shows have been scheduled at the Metanoia Theatre in the Mechanics Institute. Make sure you pre-book tickets to avoid missing out.
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I FEEL LIKE GOING BACK: SONGWRITERS AND LIBRARIANS UNITE TO TELL STORIES OF DAREBIN
18 SEPTEMBER 2015
In a unique collaboration, eight renowned songwriters will be working together with Darebin libraries to write eight new songs inspired by historical images from the Darebin Heritage Archive.
The specially commissioned songs will be performed live by each songwriter, all with strong connections to the area, in a one-night show titled I Feel Like Going Back as part of the Darebin Music Feast 2015.
Critically acclaimed songwriter and long-time Northcote resident, Mick Thomas (Weddings Parties Anything), is leading the way with two new songs. Also joining the stage will be ARIA nominee Charles Jenkins (Mad Turks from Istanbul/Ice-cream Hands), who is known for his penchant for writing about Melbourne.
“I was always very jealous of the fact you could sing your way across America, from Georgia to Galvaston. So for the last 15 years I’ve tried to do the same I’ve written records entirely based on place names and peoples names. I’ve written about Mildura, I’ve written about the Nullarbor, I’ve written about Dennis the train station,” Charles said.
“But to have the focus on the neck of woods where I live, that’s very enticing.”
Completing the line-up will be Cat Canteri and Justin Bernasconi (The Stilsons), alt-country songstress Jemma Rowlands (Jemma and The Clifton Hillbillies), local songwriter Sean McMahon (Sean McMahon and the Moonmen), Melbourne Americana favourite Brooke Russell (Brooke Russell and the Mean Reds) and Rich Davies (The Devils Union/King Wolf), with The Clifton Hillbillies as the backing band.
I Feel Like Going Back, supported by funding from the Darebin Community Support Program, will illuminate the intriguing people, places and events of Darebin’s past and exhibit evocative images from what is currently one of Melbourne’s most creative municipalities.
WHEN: 23rd October 2015, Studio 1, Northcote Town Hall (as part of Darebin Music Feast)
MOBILE: Nick Reid 0400 673 779