Photo by Eric Algra

Brian Nankervis has long been curious about the relationship between songs and personal stories, going  back to his days on RRR-FM.

These days he hosts a Saturday morning program on ABC Radio Melbourne, Songs and Stories, with a stellar cast of guests.

In a similar vein, Brian – a long-time supporter of Stereo Stories – will be onstage with us at Memo Music Hall on Sunday 9 January, along with fellow guest writers Carmel Bird, Jenny Valentish and Danny Katz, all backed by the Stereo Stories band.

Brian was part of our very first gig, at the Williamstown Literary Festival in 2014, with a story about schooldays and mischief and friendship, wrapped around The Beatles’ We Can Work It Out.

Among his many commitments – RocKwiz and ABC Radio to name just two – he has found time to be part of half-a-dozen of our shows, the most recent the 2021 Bendigo Writers Festival in May.

While the audience usually expects – and gets – a humorous story, Brian’s story about preparing for his father’s fu