Musicians performing the song Boys In Town.

Writer Jenny Valentish (left) and the band during Boys In Town.

Stereo Stories performed at The Capital Theatre on Saturday 8 May as part of the Bendigo Writers Festival. Good to be back on stage!

Writer Jenny Valentish at microphone

Jenny Valentish recalled the rampant sexism of  her early days as a music journalist.


Guitarist and singer on stage.

Chris Phillips on vocals, Peter Maskell on guitar, accompanying Chris’ story about the first song she sang her to her firstborn. Into The Mystic.


Writer Jock Serong at microphone

Jock Serong told a story both humourous and poignant about the day he met Marlon Williams.


A singer and a cello player perforrming at a concert.

Martina Medica and Laura Sheridan performing Here Comes The Sun.


Carmel Bird at the microphone

Carmel Bird quoted Shakespeare in her story about friendship, a borrowed cello, and Here Comes The Sun.

List of songs for a concert

Writer speaking at a microphone

Bendigo poet Michael Leach dug deep in his tender poem about his late mother and her favourite song, Over The Rainbow.


Musicians singijng at microphones

Peter Maskell and Brian Nankervis during the show’s finale of Islands In the Stream.

Performers taking final bow together.

A huge thank you to the Bendigo Writers Festival, and to the terrific technical crew at the lovely Capital Theatre who had us up and running very smartly. (You got six foldback speakers? Yep. Five vocal mics? Yep. A drum riser? Yep. A grand piano? Sure.)

Concert photos by Peter Weaving, courtesy of Bendigo Writers Festival. More photos on the festival’s Facebook page.

Pre-concert photos courtesy of Matt McGrath (our drummer!).

Our next show is a 45 minute bracket in The Substation at the Newport Folk Festival on Saturday evening 26 June, 7pm. More details soon. Then we’re off to Albury in September for the Write Around The Murray Festival for the fifth time.


A stage being prepared for a concert

Band outside venue at loading bay.

Chris, Julie, Martina, David, Vin, Matt, Laura, Peter.

Vin is founding editor of Stereo Stories and director/MC of Stereo Stories In Concert.