Stereo Stories in Concert at Williamstown Town Hall

A compelling evening of live music and memoir, story and song.
17 Jun 2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Hub

Stereo Stories in Concert at Williamstown Town Hall

Stereo Stories returns to its home ground with ten new stories. Backed by the ever-versatile Stereo Stories Band, writers will narrate short memoirs inspired by OzRock, Chicago blues, Neil Young, Elliot Smith, Van Morrison and more.

Guest writers Andy Griffiths, Markus Zusak, Stephen Andrew, Maria Majsa (NZ), Lucia Nardo, Chris Phillips, Luke R Davies and Darren ‘Smokie’ Dawson will have you laughing, crying and, by night’s end, dancing. Hosted and directed by Williamstown writer Vin Maskell, Stereo Stories in Concert is a compelling evening of live music and memoir, story and song.

Please note that Cabaret Seating is no longer available. General admission, theatre-style seating is available in the beautiful Williamstown Town Hall Balcony.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU TO KNOW

  • Parking may be limited around the Williamstown Town Hall, please allow enough travel time.
  • The Williamstown Town Hall doors open at 7.15pm. Please arrive by 7.30pm to locate and settle into your seat and buy your drinks.
  • If you are travelling by train, North Williamstown train station is approximately 750 metres from the Town Hall.
  • Bring your own snacks and nibbles! If you are sitting in the balcony, make sure that these can rest on your lap.
  • Rubbish bins will be provided throughout the venue, please assist us in disposing of your own rubbish throughout the evening.
  • Bringing your own drinks into the venue (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) is strictly NOT permitted. 
  • All drinks are available at the bars. Bar sales are CASH ONLY!

If you have purchased tickets on behalf of family and friends, please ensure this information is communicated.

We look forward to seeing you all at Stereo Stories.

Ticket Prices: 

CABARET SEATING – SOLD OUT!
Full $25 | Conc $22| Early $20

BALCONY SEATING – New Seats Released!
Flat Rate $20

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The Stereo Stories in Concert Lineup

The Writers

Stephen Andrew is a psychotherapist, writer and musician from Seddon. A former contributor to Rolling Stone Australia, Rhythms and Juke, he is the author of 15 Stereo Stories (pop, disco, punk, jazz, country…) and of the academic text Searching For an Autoethnographic Ethic (Routledge Press 2017). Stephen is a founding member of The Stereo Stories Band.

Luke R Davies is a Wangaratta blues musician. He has written two Stereo Stories and was instrumental in securing shows for us at Write Around the Murray (Albury, 2016) and in Wangaratta (February 2017). Luke and the Recycled String Band won the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia Folk Recording Award 2013 for their album Not A Note Wasted.

Darren ‘Smokie’ Dawson had little choice but to love music: his parents were children of The Beatles generation. Born and bred in Williamstown, Smokie writes regularly for The Footy Almanac website and its books. Paul Kelly didn’t mind a character in one of Smokie’s Stereo Stories describing the song Before Too Long as ‘Rubbish, absolute rubbish’.

Maria Majsa spent the 1980s in London working at Penguin Books as an editorial assistant, living in squats and seeing loads of bands. Back home in New Zealand she was a scriptwriter for a local soap, Shortland Street. Maria has written eleven memorable Stereo Stories (The Smiths, Bowie , Joy Division, The Sex Pistols, Elliot Smith…).

Chris Phillips is a member of the Newport Fiddle & Folk Club and singer with The Angelicats. She wrote her Stereo Story in the hope that she could one day sing its song with The Stereo Stories Band. Sometimes dreams come true.

Lucia Nardo is a published author, teaches in the Professional Writing and Editing program at Victoria Polytechnic and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing. Lucia has written many wonderful Stereo Stories.

Markus Zusak is the author of five books, including the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which is translated into more than forty languages. First released in 2005, The Book Thief has spent more than a decade on the New York Times bestseller list and still remains there to this day.

Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors best known for the Treehouse series, the JUST! books and The Day My Bum Went Psycho. Andy debuted at Stereo Stories in Concert Willy Lit 2016 with a rousing and memorable ode to Alice Cooper.

The Stereo Stories Band

The Stereo Stories Band is a combination of founding members of the band and guest musicians.

For the 2017 Willi Lit Fest, the line-up is:

Stephen Andrew: vocals, guitars
Luke R Davies: vocals, guitar, harmonica
Rob Gador: bass
Jack Gramski: vocals, guitars, harmonica
Peter Maskell: vocals, guitars
Chris Phillips: vocals
Salvatore Romita: piano accordion
Anthony Shortte: drums
Markus Zusak: air guitar

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