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Stereo Stories’ big day out a big success

November 6, 2014


Many, many thanks to everyone who was part of the very successful third Stereo Stories gig, at the Newport Bowls Club in Melbourne on Sunday 19 October. Head for the Stereo Stories site, for photos, set list, thanks and a very perceptive comment from one of the audience members. And, while you’re at the site, […]

Stereo Stories: new site, new gig

September 20, 2014


Delighted to announce the arrival of the new Stereo Stories website. The site includes details of the next Stereo Stories gig at the Newport Bowls Club, Sunday 19 October, 2pm. See you there!

Beach house records (preview)

July 31, 2014


Great Ocean Quarterly is a gorgeous new magazine dedicated to ‘art, ideas and the sea’.  The publishers are based on The Great Ocean Road in Victoria but the magazine’s stories, including stunning photography and artwork, roam the world’s oceans. I happened across GOQ last December and thought, ‘Where has this magazine been all my life? […]

Stereo Stories goes national

July 22, 2014


Stereo Stories spent 20 minutes in The Drawing Room at Radio National on Monday evening 21 July. Host Waleed Aly chatted to writer Lucia Nardo,  piano accordion player Salvatore Romita (Lucia’s father), and yours truly. The segment included Salvatore playing Lilli Marlene while Lucia read a story about her father. The recording was done a […]

Full house at Newport for Stereo Stories

July 18, 2014


Stereo Stories played to a full house at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday 6 July. The venue was the intimate Newport Scout Hall, replete with log fire burning. Six stories and songs were performed in the 45 minute set: Growin’ Up, Lilli Marlene , All or Nothing At All,  Jackson, Poor Places, and Senses […]

Ward Music

July 3, 2014


This story was first published in The Big Issue (461, 20 June – 3 July 2014) You can grow cynical about some old songs. Call them too sentimental. If you’ve heard them once you’ve heard them a thousand times. Ho-hum. And then you’re in a visiting room of a palliative care hospital built in the […]