Melbourne’s Liz Stringer will be spending the entire month of June in her home-town before heading back to Canada and the States for the northern summer in early July. As her career takes her ever further-afield, Stringer has found herself reflecting on the schooling she’s received in Australia as a songwriter and performer and particularly the influence of the people she worked with early on, who have helped to teach and shape her as an artist.
She’s asked four of her song writing elders to sit down with her at the Gasometer, over Tuesdays in June, to have a conversation about their relationship with their art, the evolution of their careers and what continues to drive them. And to play some select tunes from their formidably impressive back-catalogues.
Liz’s guests are four of Australia’s most loved and enduring performers, all conducting varied, influential and continually evolving careers in the music business spanning the last few decades. Dr Lou Bennett, Deborah Conway, Neil Murray and Mick Thomas will be joining Stringer for the Big Tuesday Stringalong.
Tuesday 6th June – Dr Lou Bennett: Former member of the internationally acclaimed and adored trio Tiddas, highly respected songwriter, solo artist, co-founder/artistic director/co-CEO of the Black Arm Band (2006-2014), current McKenzie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.
Tuesday 13th June – Deborah Conway: Platinum selling songwriter and recording artist, festival director, producer, trailblazer and Rolling Stone living legend.
Tuesday 20th June – Neil Murray: Co-founding member of the seminal Warumpi Band, internationally celebrated songwriter and performer, published novelist and the 2017 Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist Of The Year.
Tuesday 27th June – Mick Thomas: Founding member and song-master of the legendary Weddings Parties Anything, raconteur, troubadour, artistic director, innovator, Australian song writing luminary and, most recently, author.
BIG TUESDAY STRING-A-LONG
Tuesday 6th June – Dr Lou Bennett
Tuesday 13th June – Deborah Conway
Tuesday 20th June – Neil Murray
Tuesday 27th June – Mick Thomas
Tickets $20 pre sale / $25 at the door or $70 for Season Pass to all four shows