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.
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.
We've dipped our toes into the world of YouTube, with footage from our sell-out show at the Williamstown Literary Festival on Saturday 18 June 2016. Many thanks to writers, musicians, organisers and audience for a terrific evening of music and memoir. And huge thanks to BenZen Video Productions for filming and editing the evening.
Jack Gramski and Vin Maskell were talking and singing Stereo Stories on ABC 774 on Wednesday 13 April, courtesy of the Lindy Burns evening program.
Stereo Stories return to The Gallery at Williamstown Library on Sunday 3 April featured three new performance stories and the debut of writer Alan Attwood. We also took the opportunity to do an impromptu local launch of Jack Gramski's new five-song CD.
Stereo Stories was privileged to perform at The High Ground (Wurdi Youang) at the Geelong Library on Sunday 7 February. An audience of close to 200, most of them new to the emotional pendulum of Stereo Stories, thoroughly enjoyed the weaving of personal story and popular song: laughter, tears, lovely music. Four of the stories were about growing up in Geelong.