The tour, Sing A Song Of Sixpence, brings the tradition of a writer’s round to audiences featuring the likes of Dallas Frasca, Kylie Auldist, Mark Atkins, Debra Byrne and more.
Things are heating up in regional Victoria this winter with a forthcoming tour of some of Australia’s most prominent musicians. Following a couple of wildly successful runs across the state, the ‘Sing A Song of Sixpence’ tour is making its triumphant return for winter, heading to Victoria’s more diverse areas, celebrating songwriters and their craft while further injecting life back into a recovering live music scene.
Presented by Melbourne based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and man behind the much-loved “Keep The Circle Unbroken” series, Delsinki, ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence – The Winter Tour’ brings the tradition of a writer’s round to audiences, with the likes of Dallas Frasca, Kylie Auldist, Mark Atkins, Alana Wilkinson, Maggie Alley, Debra Byrne, Freya Josephine Hollick and many more coming together to take part in the unique concert.
Kicking off on Friday, June 24 in Archies Creek, the tour will visit stages in Main Ridge, Somers, Brunswick, Richmond, Marysville, Reservoir, Terang, Watchem, Jeparit, Mildura, Macedon and Ballarat before finishing up at Bendigo on Sunday, August 14 2022.
The key takeaways
- ‘Sing A Song of Sixpence’ brings some of Australia’s most revered performers to regional towns across June, July and August 2022.
- The tour brings the tradition of a writer’s round to audiences, featuring the likes of Dallas Frasca, Kylie Auldist, Mark Atkins, Debra Byrne and more.
- A different mix of the featured artists will share the bare bones of their songs and the stories behind them in an intimate and informal setting at each venue.
An age-old tradition – perhaps most famously rendered these days at Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Cafe – a writers’ round presents a number of songwriters together on stage, taking turns. In an intimate and informal setting, they also interact, teasing more insight from each other.
Taking on the same format across 14 dates, the “Sing a Song of Sixpence” however adds a unique instrumentalist or two to the proceedings, to help tease out more insight and to shine new lights and nuance on to the songs. A poignant and unpredictable experience, it enables artists to learn more about each other – and themselves – and it gives audiences rare insight and access into the creative processes. And the magic.
A unique and entertaining heartfelt experience, “Sing a Song of Sixpence” will feature a different mix of the featured artists who will share the bare bones of their songs and the stories behind them in this intimate and informal setting across many of Victoria’s iconic regional towns.
Alongside the aforementioned artists, the tour will also feature the likes of Paul Woseen, Delsinki, Rebecca Barnard, Robert K Champion, Grim Fawkner, Mozë, Justin Bernasconi, Bec Sykes, Dan Hall, Indyana, Billy Barker, Nitida, Danny Walsh, Cate Taylor, James Howlett, Josie Laver, Waz E.
The musicians touring regional Victoria as part of the tour will also be accompanied by esteemed instrumentalists Ash Gaudion (The Shuffle Club), Steven Gates (Tripod), Ellie Lamb (MIJF 2021 Take Note Leader) & Duncan Yardley (A Whale Called Phoenix), Coburg Tipping (Russell Morris).
The full lineup, tickets and touring deets can be found via the website here.