Stereo Stories in concert

Our first show for 2017 was a 90 minute concert on Saturday 18 February in Wangaratta, northern Victoria.

Our next show is at the Williamstown Town Hall on Saturday 17 June, part of the Williamstown Literary Festival. Save the date, folks. The show was booked out last year.

Smokie and the band. Photo by Eric Algra. Geelong Library, February 2016

“Stereo Stories has emerged from a melting pot of writers and musicians to become one of the most interesting ways for people to enjoy, understand, and connect with the live performance of songs that have been pivotal in people’s lives. ” – Michael Stewart, Director, Newport Folk Festival, Melbourne

For more comments by festival directors, see Word of Mouth

For enquiries about performances, contact Vin Maskell

For details of previous shows, see our Gig Guide

"A song's not a song without a bit of your life wrapped around it." Steven Carroll, The Art Of The Engine Driver (p248)

By | 2017-02-25T08:27:43+00:00 August 10th, 2014|Blues, Pop, Rock, Stereo Stories Live|0 Comments

Maybellene by Chuck Berry

I’d smuggled in a small cassette player and bootlegged the show. The resulting tape (now long lost) was rarely played. It sounded like a Chuck Berry cover band rehearsing in an aircraft hangar. Which I guess it was.

By | 2017-03-19T18:19:58+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Rock|5 Comments

Tubthumping and The Big Issue by Chumbawamba.

Nathan Johnson Edinburgh, Scotland; September 1997 Chumbawamba was in my face. Far from being a pop band that sang only about pissing the night away, they were, above all else, anarchists with a deep suspicion of government, politicians, the Church, landlords, bosses, union leaders and other forms and figures of authority. While I didn’t share all of their extreme views, their music and lyrics awakened something inside of me.

By | 2017-02-25T18:35:51+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Indie pop, Punk, Rock|0 Comments