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Sister Cities Tour: Mandy Hawkes, Magpie Diaries and Andy Nelson

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Join us for an evening of the finest regional NSW Alt-Country live music performance! Heartfelt story songs with a dose of heartbreak delivered with soulful voices, a myriad of guitars, weeping pedal steel, banjo and harmonica. Prepare to discover new artists and have your heart strings well and truly tugged on. 

There will be a bar and food available! Music kicks off at 6.30. Set times are:

6.30pm - Andy Nelson

7.30pm - Magpie Diaries

8.30pm - Mandy Hawkes  

Raised on a steady diet of Hymns and Dylan, Mandy Hawkes unconventional voice is equal parts weary soul traveller and folk storyteller. She sings authentic songs that will move even the stoniest of hearts, marrying folk traditions with Australian country. After spending years in a musical wasteland, Mandy Hawkes began to write songs again, and became preoccupied with singing about mortality, end times and other serious themes.

Aspiring towards more simplistic notions and positive connections, Magpie Diaries is a musical force, full of soul, heart and sensibility. Led by songwriter Magpie Johnston (vocals, guitar) and wife Jessica (drums, vocals), Magpie Diaries is a collection of poetic stories delivered via smooth soul country, alternative folk rock, alongside flourishes of psychedelic nuance, attributed to great acts such as The Band, Neil Young, Grateful Dead and Van Morrison. 

Andy Nelson’s music weaves together folk & Americana, captivating audiences with soulful vocals and a magnetic stage presence. He has supported renowned Australian artists including Kate Ceberano, Josh Pyke, Alex Lloyd, and Neil Murray. With heartfelt melodies, Andy forges connections with listeners by lyrically delving into the depths of human emotions, painting vivid pictures and exploring themes of love, wanderlust and the human condition.

About the Sister Cities tours 

This is one of five Sister Cities tours of regional NSW. As part of this new initiative, original artists based in regional NSW were invited to apply for the regional touring opportunity. MusicNSW is working across the state to increase contemporary music touring, expand artists and industry networks, and build on existing industry knowledge in regional NSW.

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