Favel Parrett Copenhagen, July 1987 from the novel When The Night Comes (Hachette Australia, 2014) I sit in a bar, a nice place with candlelight and dark wood and people. The night is coming down outside. Feet walk fast above where I sit, the streetlight there – the shopping bags, dinner, home. Heart Of [...]
As a teenage boy in a dark suburban room, I was a long way from the turnpikes of New Jersey. I didn't have a job, a car or a girl, just an Apollo 10-speed bicycle and a dungeon I called my own. What on earth was I connecting with here?
Stereo Stories' first concert for 2017 was a 90-minute show at The Stage Door Studio, an intimate performance space tucked away in a corner of the Wangaratta Showgrounds. The night kicked off with the starkness of State Trooper and finished with a rousing blues jam.
A medley of romantic stories to mark Valentine's Day: The Eels, Vince Jones, Bon Iver, The Church, The Beatles.
We're one week away from our first show for 2017: The Stage Door Studio in Wangaratta, northern Victoria. Hope you can get along.
The Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia on 7 February 2009 killed 174 people. These four stories include two by Stephen Andrew, who survived that day.
Zoe Krupka and The Stereo Stories Band (Drummer Anthony Shortte hidden behind lectern!). Photo by Patrick Reynolds Stereo Stories' final show for 2016 was the closing event of the Word For Word Festival at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre on Sunday 20 November. The one hour concert included a short tribute to [...]
Vin Maskell Café, La Trobe St, Melbourne. Lunchtime June 2010 Some songs need fresh air. They need to be able to breathe again. They need to be able to float away into space and not come into our orbit for a good while.
Stereo Stories' first foray interstate was the Write Around the Murray Festival in Albury on Saturday 10 September. We did a two-hour dinner show at Albury LibraryMuseum: three half-hour brackets of stories inspired by songs and then a chance for the band to really stretch out and flex its muscles.
Newport, Melbourne Saturday 2 July, 2016 Stereo Stories performed a 45-minute bracket at the 2016 Newport Folk Festival in Melbourne on Saturday 2 July. We were the first cab off the rank, with a midday gig on the festival's main stage at the Newport Bowls Club. Take a look, folks.