Revered musicians Simon Phillips, Debra Byrne, Delsinki and more are heading to Geelong as part of a new concert series
02.08.2021

Revered musicians Simon Phillips, Debra Byrne, Delsinki and more are heading to Geelong as part of a new concert series

The Sing a Song of Sixpence tour is celebrating songwriters and their craft.

The Bellarine is set to get a dose of some of Australia’s most prominent musicians this year, as the new tour ‘Sing A Song of Sixpence’ kicks off this Friday, further injecting life back into a recovering live music scene after a crippling year for the industry.

Presented by Melbourne based singer-songwriter Delsinki, the tour brings the tradition of a writer’s round to audiences, with the likes of Mick Thomas, Debra Byrne, Bachelor Girl, Abby Dobson, Freya Josephine Hollick, Grim Fawkner and many more coming together to take part in the unique concert at 15 venues across Victoria.

The key takeaways

  • ‘Sing A Song of Sixpence’ brings some of Australia’s most revered performers to regional towns this August, starting at the Potato Shed
  • The tour brings the tradition of a writer’s round to audiences, featuring the likes of Mick Thomas, Debra Byrne, and Bachelor Girl

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Across 15 dates, a different mix of these artists will share the bare bones of their songs and the stories behind them. The first concert at Drysdale’s Potato Shed will feature Debra Byrne, Joyce Prescher, Simon Phillips, Delsinki and Wayne Jury, accompanied by instrumentalist John Kendall (Row Jerry Crow).

In an intimate and informal setting, the concerts become both poignant and unpredictable with audiences gaining an insight into the process and the magic, and feel closer to the songs produced as a result.

Previously, ‘Sing A Song Of Sixpence’ was a fortnightly concert series at Melbourne’s Memo Music Hall, with different songwriters performing and showcasing their material whilst being accompanied by different instrumentalists.

Bringing the unique and entertaining heartfelt touring experience to music lovers across regional Victoria, the tour will kick off on Friday, August 6 at the Potato Shed in Geelong, and travel through Tallarook, Marysville, Bendigo, Main Ridge, Archie Creek, Swan Hill, Watchem, Jeparit, St Kilda, Terang, and Hamilton, before finishing up at Port Fairy (as part of the Port Fairy Folk Festival mini-concert series, and Birregurra on Saturday, August 28.

Tickets to the concert at The Potato Shed can be purchased here. More information can be found via the website here.