Events

Jul8

Porch Light Sessions: Mickey & Michelle, Lacey Cole, Rebecca Mann

Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton St, Petersham, Sydney

PORCH LIGHT SESSIONS is proud to present Lacey Cole's raw and honest song-craft (with soaring harmonies from Christine Hazelwood); poetic storytelling and powerful melodies from Bec Mann; and Mickey and Michelle share their 3,000km musical journey on foot across NZ and debut album ‘A Walking Pace' : gorgeous harp, fiddle and voice. Join us for an intimate evening in a room warmed by listening ears and open hearts. Second Thursday of each month at Petersham Bowlo. Come on down, and make sure you book. Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BSDID Tickets : $20 full / $15 all concessions. 5pm bar / 7pm doors / 7:30pm music.

Mickey & Michelle Mickey & Michelle are a harp and fiddle duo from Australia who seamlessly blend contemporary folk and jazz together in a rich, unique style of their own. Their 2019 debut album ‘A Walking Pace’ perfectly showcases the duo’s intricate sound and unusual combination of styles. Michelle Doyle was born into an incredibly musical family and has been performing professionally from the age of 11. Since then she has gone on to perform with the likes of Paul Kelly, Shane Howard and Fiona Ross. Her compositions on this album are deeply rooted in Celtic music while also balancing her attention to detail and nuanced phrasing from her classical studies. Mickey O'Donnell on the other hand developed such a passion for jazz and his playful improvisations are ever-present in his original compositions. He also takes great delight in reinterpreting traditional Americana tunes with jazz harmony and Afro-Cuban polyrhythms. The dynamic duo have returned from their most challenging adventure yet; a 6 month tour on foot of NZ’s 3000km ‘Te Araroa’ trail. Mickey & Michelle are excited to share their experiences and music in their home country. https://www.mickeymichelle.com/ https://mickeymichelle.bandcamp.com/album/a-walking-pace

LACEY COLE (Duo) It only took a global pandemic for Lacey to pick up his guitar again with an ambition that exceeded the four-walls of his living room. After being something of a mainstay in Sydney's local scene for years as part of the alt-country outfit Lazy Colts it has taken a minute for him to, once again, find his voice as a solo artist. Now he returns with the first of two EP's titled Badwater, a collection of songs that stylistically harken back to the simplicity and clarity of his debut album Other Ways to Say the Same Thing (2014) but with the added maturity he has gained as a songwriter. There is a rawness and honesty to Lacey's music, a vulnerability to both his lyrics and delivery that draws the listener into the world of each song. Without a band around him, this vulnerability is even more apparent along with his wry observations, playful turn of phrase and lilting melodies. Accompanying Lacey, both on the Badwater EPs and in live performances are the soaring harmonies of Christine Hazelwood. Like beams of sun piercing through clouds, her voice compliments Lacey's smokey timbre and crystallises the reluctant beauty that lurks beneath the surface of each of his songs. NEW ALBUM : https://laceycole.bandcamp.com/album/badwater-volume-1

BEC MANN: Rebecca Mann is a Blue Mountains based folk singer/songwriter who delivers raw emotion through her passionate, original music. Rebecca relishes playing shows all around Australia. With visual lyrics, poetic storytelling and powerful melodies, Rebecca’s songs can touch the heart of many audience members, occasionally moving them to tears. Her upcoming release “It’s a Show” demonstrates Rebecca’s unique songwriting, capturing the subtleties of the human experience. “Beautifully observational, Mann is a lovely storyteller full of charm and heart.” - Nkechi Anele, Triple J Unearthed https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.mann.543 https://youtu.be/HLZzTVt04gs https://youtu.be/Z87CakD5akA

$20 Full/ $15 Concession

Jul29

Rebecca Mann + Alec Randles

Smith's Alternative Bookshop, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra ACT

Rebecca Mann hits the road again, returning to home town Canberra to launch her new EP “It’s a Show”. “It’s a Show” demonstrates Rebecca’s unique songwriting, capturing the subtleties of the human experience. Rebecca Mann is a Blue Mountains based folk singer/songwriter who delivers raw emotion through her passionate, original music. Rebecca relishes playing shows all around Australia. With visual lyrics, poetic storytelling and powerful melodies, Rebecca’s songs can touch the heart of many audience members, occasionally moving them to tears. “Beautifully observational, Mann is a lovely storyteller full of charm and heart.” - Nkechi Anele, Triple J Unearthed Rebecca will be supported by the wonderful Canberra local Alec Randles. Alec Randles is a fingerstyle guitarist and roots musician local to Canberra. His original music infuses his backgrounds in Celtic, Flamenco and Classical guitar with his love for contemporary roots music and thought- provoking lyricism. This diverse influence has seen Randles play a plethora of gigs and festivals in Australia, the United States and New Zealand, building intriguing stories along the way.

$20 Full/ $15 Concession