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Hat Trick

29 JUNE 2016
Hat Trick provides listeners with everything from Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles to Ed Sheeran and Alicia Keys

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Purity w. Pasha Bulka, Vitals and Sleep Talk

30 JUNE 2016
Metaphorical ambient post-rock, with a touch of spoken word “Putting the fun in misery” $10

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Danielle Deckard

15 JULY 2016
Danielle Deckard with Rosie Catalano Cover charge: $10 Ticket Purchase Link: www.stickytickets.com.au/38938   To celebrate the one year anniversary of the "End Of The World" EP,  indie-pop singer/songwriter Danielle Deckard will be kicking off a tour in intimate spaces, stopping in to The Front in Canberra on Friday the 15th July. The coming months will see ...

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Luke_oshea

16 JULY 2016
Luke O’Shea With Aleyce Simmonds Six-time Golden Guitar winner and the 2012 and 2014 Australian Independent Country Music Artist of the Year - Singer Songwriter - Luke O’Shea - spent decades touring the world absorbing insights and stories universal to us all. Known for his storytelling and powerful live shows Luke has a unique, yet classic Australian sound. http://lukeoshea.com/

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Crystal Cities

18 JULY 2016
Crystal Cities 7:30pm Lead singer, Geoff Rana, is a prolific songwriter and a respected part of the Nashville Songwriters association, chosen to write with well respected writers at the Writers Den after being spotted performing at the famous 12th and Porter venue as part of the Next big Nashville music conference. Geoff has been Invited to Perform all ...

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Skyscraper_Stan

23 JULY 2016
Skyscraper Stan, 7pm doors open, $10 Stumble into the world according to Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats - a hazy, sweat-soaked dream of sunburnt country towns, dirty inner-city intersections and hot, muggy bedrooms. Skyscraper Stan’s keenly observant lyricism has garnered him a reputation as an exciting songwriter-to-watch, while the Commission Flats offer magnetic, world-class performances with a syrupy sonic ...

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Leah_flanagan

24 JULY 2016
Leah Flanagan 6pm, $15 Leah Flanagan offers you ‘Chills’, the first single from the forthcoming album Saudades. This special performance will feature Leah and guitarist Bill Brown delivering renditions of old and new songs stripped to the bare bones so you can hear the songs as they were originally composed before the complete album is released to the world.

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Poetry Slam

29 JULY 2016
Poetry Slam, 7pm, Free. Canberra Slamboree is the world’s longest running scout themed poetry slam. Bring your spoken word schtick and plug it in to the maddening gestalt!  Entry is free but a donation to our feature acts is most appreciated.

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Sean Smeaton

30 JULY 2016
July 30th Sean Smeaton 8pm Don’t miss the vocal styling of our very own kinda crazy Sean Smeaton – formerly of Zoopagoo and Changeable Dan.

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Wolfie

5 AUGUST 2016
Wolfie is the artist name for Lisa McNaughton, a Blue Mountains multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter. Her music can only be described as an eclectic smash up of roots, grunge, folk and African dance.

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Sarah Mcleod

6 AUGUST 2016
Regarded as one of Australia’s most talented and versatile artists, Sarah McLeod’s successful career began in the late 90s as the lead singer/guitarist and primary songwriter for 3 x ARIA Award-winning rock band, The Superjesus.    Since then, Sarah has enjoyed a soaring solo career and collaborated with other artists around the world, as well as reforming The ...

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Comedy At the Front

9 AUGUST 2016
Comedy at the Front

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Imogen Clark

12 AUGUST 2016
Imogen Clark 7:30pm, $10 Touted as a ‘songwriter well beyond her years’ (Kasey Chambers), Imogen travelled to the small town of Cowwarr, Victoria late last year to record and co-produce her album with musicians Harry and Jack Hookey at Knutsens’ Studios. The first single released, ‘Take Me For A Ride’, peaked at #1 on the iTunes Country Singles Chart ...

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Imogen Clark with Dana Hassall

12 AUGUST 2016
Love and Lovely Lies tour

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James Hickey

13 AUGUST 2016
James Hickey 7:30pm James Hickey blends heart-break folk withup-beat, alt-county blues topped with a dash of pop. Hickey is a bold performer who strives to go beyond the realm of public recital and into the spectrum of entertainer. He is both light-hearted and heavy handed in his approach to song writing, throwing the first punch and taking the last ...

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Cilla Jane

20 AUGUST 2016
Cilla Jane 8pm, $6 Cilla Jane – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar.Andy Picker – Organ, drums, backing vocals and cello. Cilla Jane is no stranger to the live music scene. She released an EP and two albums while based in Melbourne. During that time, she toured as a support artist with Kate Miller Heidke, The Audreys, Matt Corby and Tim Freedman ...

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Andrew Swift

21 AUGUST 2016
Andrew Swift with Dana Hassall 8pm Hailing from the outer south east of Melbourne comes fire-faced singer-songwriter Andrew Swift. With his americana stylings and the release of his latest single ‘Sound The Alarm’, Swift has spring-boarded into Australia’s music scene over the past two years. Having a desire to satisfy his restless heart, Swift has been constantly performing around ...

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Benny Fowler and George Bishop

25 AUGUST 2016
Benny Fowler and George Bishop 8pm, $10   Benny Fowler The coconut wireless has relayed the message that Benny Fowler has just returned to his mother country Australia. After a year of village living in remote Solomon Islands this musical excursionist will be importing some new material for Australian audiences. Fingers crossed that the islander grit found in Benny’s rice ...

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Shaun Kirk

28 AUGUST 2016
Shaun Kirk 8:30pm, $18 Independent blues/soul troubadour Shaun Kirk has come a long way since his debut release in 2010, earning him accolades such as “one of the most explosive solo acts Australia has to offer” and “one of the finest blues voices this country has ever heard”. The journey began with his maiden record ‘Cruisin’ being awarded ...

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The Nugs and Brad Pot September 10th 8pm

10 SEPTEMBER 2016
Returning due to anything but popular demand, the incredible, edible, indigestible Nugs. Back from the grave and back on the road, this rambunctious buncha Melbourne-via-Newy bong rats are sure to move get your feet moving and your mouth watering with these tastly licks. Nothin' but hits all night long. Their Melbourne buds BRAD POT are also jumping in the car ...

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Unravel September 12th 7pm

12 SEPTEMBER 2016
Unravel September 12th 7pm Western Australia

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Comedy ACT at the Front 13th September 7pm

13 SEPTEMBER 2016
Comedy ACT at the Front 13th September 7pm

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James Bennett September 15th 7:30pm $5

15 SEPTEMBER 2016
James Bennett September 15th 7:30pm $5 James has no shortage of well crafted songs, Recent supports with Wendy Matthews, Jeff Lang, The Black sorrows & Ian Moss and the release of his new Album. Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of Australia’s most exciting new artists.

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Kav Temperley September 18th 8pm

18 SEPTEMBER 2016
Kav Temperley September 18th 8pm One of Australian music’s defining voices and enigmatic songwriters, Kav Temperley of Eskimo Joe has announced his debut solo release, Hope Street EP out September 9 on Inertia Music. Hope St proves a defining document in both Temperley’s life and career – a demarcation line between relationships of yonder and a voice masked ...

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Emad Younan with Joe Kelly

21 SEPTEMBER 2016
If you're in our nation's capital this Wednesday, Emad Younan will be doing a show at The Front, Lyneham at 8pm. He will be joined by the brilliant Joseph Kelly. This will be their first gig together in an eon. Spread the word. Emad raised the the bar of The Voice Australia earlier this year, particularly when playing ...

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Tony King and The Bean Project September 22nd 7:30pm

22 SEPTEMBER 2016
Tony King and The Bean Project September 22nd 7:30pm With a few stories, an old guitar and half a drum kit, Tony J King creates a ramshackle music that has its roots in the street-corner blues and folk of the forties and fifties. Urban myths, murder ballads, half-truths and random fascinations are represented in quirky musical tales honed ...

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Mitch Power September 25th 8pm

25 SEPTEMBER 2016
 Mitch Power September 25th 8pm Melbourne singer/songwriter and guitarist Mitch Power has spent the last decade as an in-demand player with Deep Street Soul, Kylie Auldist and many more, playing shows nationally, in New York, Europe and at the iconic Glastonbury Music Festival in the UK. Mitch writes songs in the rich and emotive storytelling style of Americana ...

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The Faraway Towns with The Cheeky Violets and Bay Marlin September 26th 7:30pm

26 SEPTEMBER 2016
The Faraway Towns with The Cheeky Violets and Bay Marlin September 26th 7:30pm Faraway Towns will be playing a small run of shows to support the relase of our self tittled EP avaiable @ https://farawaytowns.bandcamp.com/releasesand all major streaming services. Local Canberra band Bay Marlin and The Cheeky Violets - Sophie and Stella will also be ...

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Poetry Slam September 30th 7pm

30 SEPTEMBER 2016
Poetry Slam September 30th 7pm Canberra Slamboree is the world's longest running scout themed poetry slam. Bring your spoken word shtick and plug it in to the maddening gestalt! This month, our Brisbane based feature act DOCTOR QUIXOTE, microfictionist extraordinaire and medicinal word-botherer, joins us to tell tiny stories of enormous significance. We are also hosting the mysterious ...

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David Christie with Waylon Scott October 1st 8pm

1 OCTOBER 2016
David Christie with Waylon Scott October 1st 8pm David Christie is an award winning Adelaide based acoustic artist who performs both his own original music and covers of songs everyone knows and loves. David has performed all across South Australia to audiences of all ages. David is a versatile, multi-instrument musician who can tailor performances to suit the needs ...

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Diode Yang Band October 6th 8pm

6 OCTOBER 2016
  Diode Yang Band October 6th 8pm Diode Yang is a Canberra band playing original songs with metaphysical circus themes.

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Comedy at the Front

11 OCTOBER 2016
Comedy at The Front with Jay Sullivan and Friends

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The Griffyn Ensemble with Red Note

12 OCTOBER 2016
October 12th 7pm The Griffyn Ensemble and Red Note FREE Join Scotland's leading contemporary chamber ensemble as they collaborate with Canberra's Griffyn Ensemble. http://www.griffynensemble.com/ 

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Helena_pop

14 OCTOBER 2016
October 14th  Helena Pop with Moaning Lisa and Capes $10/$5 Helena Pop; We play angry/sad folk music, we've tried to move away from traditional folk music and instead go towards sounds like Neutral Milk Hotel and The Mountain Goats.   Moaning Lisa; "Drawing influence from the likes of The Pixies and Wolf Alice, Moaning Lisa makes tasty ...

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Patrick_james

15 OCTOBER 2016
October 15th  PATRICK JAMES $25 PRE (+ BF) / $30 DOOR   Not Patrick Jane, Hayden James, Jarryd James, or The Voice winner from Ireland, but Sydney's own singer-songwriter PATRICK JAMES will be front and centre when he takes his solo tour off the beaten track this spring. Throughout September and October, Patrick will embark on a 14 show run, taking ...

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Henry Wagons with Lachlan Bryan

16 OCTOBER 2016
SUN 16 OCT Henry Wagons $20 PRE / $25 DOOR   Fresh off the plane from five weeks touring North America on the back of his new solo album 'After What I Did Last Night...', Henry’s fingers are nimble, his voice is limber and his memory bank is full of many new stories of big skies and the open road. Hauntings ...

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Melody Pool and Peter Bibby

19 OCTOBER 2016
October 19th Melody Pool and Peter Bibby 9pm $18 Melody Pool is a young artist with an old soul… After delivering one of the most acclaimed Australian debut albums of recent times, Melody Pool returns with her stunning second album Deep Dark Savage Heart (out 29 April 2016).  Deep Dark Savage Heart is Melody Pool’s story, taking the ...

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Melissa Robertson

23 OCTOBER 2016
Melissa Robertson 4pm 2016 brought more success for Melissa with her top 10 Hit "Burnt That Bridge" !! On The Country Tracks Chart. Melissa's next single release will be her song "Tumbarumba"completing it  after her gig there back in 2011.  In 2015 Both of Melissa's singles'My Heart's On Fire' and 'Old House On That Hill' made ...

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Yossarian

26 OCTOBER 2016
October 26th Yossarian 8pm The multi-National, multi-lingual Yossarian are a band whose every track ebbs and flows, chameleon-like from one idiom to another, never quite defining who you think they are. They have been labeled as “Alternative Rock” but this already does them a disservice. There is no catch in Yossarian, you just have to accept that they are ...

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Caiti Baker

27 OCTOBER 2016
Caiti writes songs about what she knows and feels, sings with her guts and soul and unashamedly performs the hell out of them. But that will all be obvious when you hear her music and watch her perform, which will have you either dancing or chilling with a grin on your face.

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Nick Murray

2 NOVEMBER 2016
Support Act - Ben Camden - https://www.facebook.com/BenCamdenOfficial/  Start time - 8:00pm Cover charge - $5 “Remindful of a late Townes Van Zandt, Murray’s gothic take on the genre is simple, yet brain-rattling; relatable, yet completely detached from reality. His music is a giant contradiction that exudes authenticity…a man no blues fan can afford to miss.” – Happy Magazine ...

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Purity

4 NOVEMBER 2016
  Purity 8pm Metaphorical ambient post-rock, with a touch of spoken word

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Mel and Jade

5 NOVEMBER 2016
These girls have a unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds, this has allowed their music to cross all traditional boundaries of genre.The girls do a variety of originals, Mashups and covers that are adaptable to any venue and atmosphere. Mel Campton (Vocals) and Jade Wright (Vocals and guitar) will engage you and entertain you and leave ...

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Comedy at the Front

8 NOVEMBER 2016
Comedy at The Front 7pm

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Stu Tyrell

10 NOVEMBER 2016
November 10th Stu Tyrell 7:30pm FREE Stu Tyrrell is a Celtic/roots singer-songwriter, classically trained singer and multi-instrumentalist from Sydney, Australia. A veteran of the stage, notably as a backing band member for Paul Dianno/Blaze Bayley (ex. Iron Maiden), Stu regularly performs as a solo artist at festivals and folk clubs in addition to the Sydney songwriters ...

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Jo Meares

11 NOVEMBER 2016
November 11th Jo Meares 7:30pm The "...melancholia of wide open plains and corrugated iron, caressed by occasionally passing heavenly choirs of grievous angels and chain gangs" Clem Bastow's description of Jo's single of the week 'I Loved You More That Day' in Beat magazine in 2010. Jo's first solo album 'A Handful of Smoke' was ...

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TOBIAS

12 NOVEMBER 2016
November 12th TOBIAS 8pm Just A Boy follows last year's debut album Toby Robinson, where he explored some of his passion for folk music and Australian history. Alive is more personal, from the moving-on acceptance of I Won't Fight to the longing-to-escape folk-rock of When The Sun Comes Up Again. And the opening declaration of acceptance, that ...

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Andrea Kirwin

16 NOVEMBER 2016
November 16th Andrea Kirwin 8pm   Andrea Kirwin is a singer-songwriter from the Sunshine Coast, Australia with Australian-Fijian roots. Andrea weaves melodies and storytelling together with her band to create a rich tapestry, much like the way her Fijian grandmother used to weave pandanus mats in the village. The daughter of a Fijian Preacher, Andrea grew up singing gospel and ...

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Marlon Bando

17 NOVEMBER 2016
November 17th Marlon Bando 8pm Marlon Bando is a three piece punk band from Goulburn 

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Black Horses

19 NOVEMBER 2016
Since the high summer of 2016, the Black Horses have been kicking up the dirt and jumping boundaries, sharing their beautiful, evocative tales of broken dreams, cracked earth, blistering heat, small towns and brazen deeds. Their sultry voices and guitars blend in stunning alchemy. With a string of successful shows and a festival to their credit, they have received airplay ...

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Spank The Tortoise

20 NOVEMBER 2016
November 20th Spank the Tortoise 3:30pm – 6pm. Spank The Tortoise is a four-piece acid jazz and funk fusion band which has been fast gaining a reputation as one of Canberra's premier instrumental groups. The band specialises in old school grooves and delivers them as they were meant to be played: slick guitar solos, pulsating organ riffs, tight ...

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Alister Turrill

20 NOVEMBER 2016
Alister Turrill 7:30pm “Alister is a songwriter of the highest order and a sign that the future of Australian blues is in good hands.” - Lloyd Spiegel, Premier Endorsee Cole Clark Guitars.   It would be a generalisation to group 24 year old Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His playing style blends a true form of blues with complex ...

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Cuzn

24 NOVEMBER 2016
24th November Cuzn 8pm   "Do you believe? Do you dream? 'Little Victories' is a stirring masterpiece of an EP, replete with passion, poise and fingerpicked pathos.." -  Andrew Hill (Time Out, London) CUZN is a singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist originally from South England but now based in Sydney, Australia. He has released two EPs: ‚Äč Little Victories (2015) London Pride EP (2014)   Inspired ...

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Poetry Slam

25 NOVEMBER 2016
Poetry Slam

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Safe Hands

27 NOVEMBER 2016
November 27th  Safe Hands 8pm alternative post-hardcore punk rock wave Newcastle

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Matt_Anderson

29 NOVEMBER 2016
November 29th Matt Anderson with Mercy Seat 7pm Matt Andersen has been enthralling audiences with his one-of-a-kind performance in North America, Europe and Australia for years. Earlier this fall, the award-winning artist once again decamped from his New Brunswick home – this time to record his upcoming album. Produced in New York with Commissioner Gordon (Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, KRSOne ...

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Matt_bednarsky

1 DECEMBER 2016
December 1st Matt Bednarsky 8pm CT-born, NYC-carved, and Nashville-based, Singer/Songwriter Matt Bednarsky’s unique music blends pop/rock, folk, jazz, and blues and is characterized by poignant, thoughtful lyrics and soothing yet powerful vocals. He has an expansive internet presence, with over 2.5 million cumulative views on YouTube, and has two full-length studio albums, “A Bigger Picture ...

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Harry Brown

3 DECEMBER 2016
HARRISON: THE CAPITAL TOURLyneham - The Front Gallery and CafeWith special guest Toby Graham. ALL AGES.Harrison (MEL) are hitting the road to tour their brand new debut EP this December. First cab off the rank is their debut single, "Be Free", available now. Enjoy an intimate afternoon of music with Melbourne super-star Harrison and his 5-piece band as ...

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Ackers

4 MARCH 2017
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Noralyn Singer

9 MARCH 2017
Noralyn is a Brisbane based alternative-pop singer songwriter. Her unique voice and musical style in live performance often draws comparisons to artists such as Kate Bush and Tori Amos.    Noralyn’s debut EP Mercy in Madness features four brand new tracks with a sonic palette that vibes elements of Coldplay, Florence + the Machine and Regina Spektor. Evocative, quirky lyrics and ...

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My Dad and I

10 MARCH 2017
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No Front Fences

19 MARCH 2017
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DON PRINCE

27 APRIL 2017
"Don Prince is a debut country musician from Maroubra, Sydney. He sings songs that are darkly comedic in nature powered by beautiful guitar playing from a Red Stratocaster. His music is of a self labeled genre "Demented Country". There is a small utilisation of loop technology but when playing live Don attempts to keep it simple complementing everything with a ...

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