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My parents were children of the Beatles generation. I had little choice but to love music. Regular contributor to partner site The Footy Almanac. My Stereo Stories debut was Before Too Long by Paul Kelly.

The joy of being onstage with Stereo Stories

Darren 'Smokie' Dawson Various venues, Victoria, New South Wales, 2015, 2016 Never in my wildest dreams did I envisage how my short tale of a doomed teenage relationship would give me such a great rush every time I took to the lectern to share it. At a Stereo Stories show, a writer's words are given greater depth and clarity by the excellent Stereo Stories band.

By | 2017-01-11T09:04:42+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Singer-songwriters, Stereo Stories Live|0 Comments

Under The Milky Way by The Church

Darren 'Smokie' Dawson Newport, Melbourne 1992 As the opening chords of Under the Milky Way softly made their way through the speakers, I asked the woman with whom I was planning to spend the rest of my life to dance with me. “I like this,” she whispered.

By | 2017-01-11T10:27:30+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Pop, Rock|11 Comments

Our Sunshine by Paul Kelly and Uncle Bill

Darren 'Smokie' Dawson On the road heading north, any January, 2000 – 2010 Whether it was a longer summer sojourn to Coolangatta, or a Sunday winter's day-trip to Daylesford, it was tacitly accepted, unspoken, that when the key went into the ignition, Our Sunshine was to blast out from the speakers.

By | 2015-07-01T19:02:28+00:00 July 5th, 2015|General|3 Comments