At our final 2017 show we performed another mix of moving stories, plus tributes to Tom Petty (via Stop Dragging My Heart Around), Malcolm Young (Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution), George Young (Guitar Band) and David Cassidy (Cherish).
While I loved music and sat in class day-dreaming that the girl sitting in front of me in class was the girl Marc Bolan swooned over in Hot Love, I hated school, a situation reflected in my term reports.
I’m driving my son to his mate’s house and he’s flicking through stations on the car radio, trying to find a decent pop song to listen to - something that doesn’t sound like it was composed using sampled microwave keypad beeps. Then he’s accidentally flicked onto a golden oldies station. He’s keen to flick off, but I tell him to wait a sec.
In the space of thirty seconds I’ve gone from being bored to horny to a tragic figure whose only true love is dead.
Thank you, Williamstown, for being so much a part of our show at the Williamstown Literary Festival on Saturday 17 June.
We designed our album covers, our costumes and our amazing stage shows. Not only would we have a full-size movie screen behind us but Andrew would have a drum kit so large that he would need to get extendable robot arms to be able to reach them all. We also planned out the itinerary for our world tour.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.