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The Solar Sessions with Kim Churchill, Ally Row & Wilson Blackley

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ABOUT THE SOLAR SESSIONS

Introducing the Solar Sessions; a concert series that combines the passion for music with a commitment to sustainability.
Powered by the sun, the Solar Sessions aim to set a new standard for green concerts. We are on a mission to combine the magic of music with the power of sustainability to create unforgettable experiences that delight your ears and make the world a better place.

This concert series strives to minimize its environmental footprint and inspire attendees to do the same.

More info: www.solarsessions.com.au | Instagram


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Kim Churchill

Kim Churchill

Award-winning and cherished songbird Kim Churchill is back in Nowa Nowa for a magical night of music. 

Currently in the midst of his biggest home soil tour ever, Kim is plotting his way across all corners of Australia, before heading overseas for a few months.

His last album "Dawn Sounds" has been warmly welcomed by live audiences across the country, as Kim has graced stages with very special previews ahead of its release.

Kim talks through what Dawn Sounds means to him and the serene recording experience; “The album is a collection of songs written across a hundred mornings as the sun arose. I discovered this beautiful quiet time in the world and in my mind to write from. I worked with my dear friend and long-time collaborator Chris Collins to produce and record over three mornings in the Byron Hinterland. We opened the doors wide and hung microphones from the trees. I was also lucky to have another dear friend, Steph Strings sing a duet with me for the second single Please Come Home.”

“I wrote these songs from a place of soft confidence and felt a beautiful calm joy for who I was and a liberated feeling that failure was the mark of a life well lived.”

Featuring his tender string of releases, “Fighter” and “Please Come Home”, Dawn Sounds begins with surf-soaked anthem and single, “Come Back Free”. Gently creeping in is “Dawn Sounds”, a melancholy whirl of darkened violins and finger picking before cathartic “Solace Down” offers a silver lining and reminds us there’s hope on the horizon.

Kim has been the first artist to support our vision and we are proud to have him on board for this journey!

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Ally Row

Ally Row


Gunaikurnai/Gippsland based, Ally Row are an indie pop-folk rock duo that are breaking the barriers of genres with toe-tapping yet emotive music. 
The multi-instrumentalists perform velvety harmonies alongside driving guitar and piano, with modernised elements of banjo, harmonica and stomp box. Together, the two-piece band create a powerful synergy with heartfelt memorable originals that will get you dancing. 
For the, Mumford and Sons, Wild Rivers, Sons of the East and Of Monsters and Men fans out there.... Ally Row are the next artists to follow. 
 
In 2023, they were the winners of the Triple J Unearthed NYE on the Hill Fest Competition, Port Fairy Folk Festival Busking Competition, Semi-Finalists in the Listen Up Music Songwriting Prize for their single ‘Bare feet’, opened for artists Matt Joe Gow, Salt Tree and Sunday Lemonade  and are growing their festival portfolio; performing at Woodford Folk Festival 23/24, NYE on the Hill Fest 23, Grand Finalists in the Airlie Beach Festival of Music Passport to Airlie, Longwood Fest, Tarra Festival, East Gippsland Winter Festival, headlining Patchewollock Music Festival as well as the Wodonga North East Food and Wine Fest. 

This year, they performed at Tamworth Country Music Festival (Top 20 Busker out of 369) and will be performing at Boolarra Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival (Busking after winning the Buskers Comp in 2023), Tarra Fest, Newhaven Twilight Festival and Mirboo North Winter fest. 
Throughout the year they will be releasing a string of highly anticipated singles every 6 weeks - starting with fun folky upbeat single ‘I got mine’ out February 2024.

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Wilson Blackley

From an early age, Wilson Blackley was drawn to the mesmerising melodies of legendary soul artists such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and Aretha Franklin to name a few. Immersing himself in the timeless tunes that defined an entire generation, he felt an undeniable connection to the emotive power and raw emotion encapsulated within their music.

After the release of debut single ‘Home’ at age 19, (Co- produced by Sam Teskey) a stunning sold out first headline show at Melbourne’s Gasometer Hotel in 2021 festival performances at NYE On The Hill and Ocean Sounds and Melbourne Food and Wine Festival alongside acts such as The Teskey Brothers, Boy and Bear, Alice Ivy and more,  

Wilson  began collaborating on his debut EP with Producer, Sensible J (Sampa The Great, Remi, Cool Out Sun, House Of Beige). Released in mid 2022.  Blackley says, “We approached this record like writing a love letter to all the music I grew up listening to as a kid. We wanted to make something that excited us as much as it does when we listen to our favourites”

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Join us for a gorgeous evening of storytelling, dancing and genuinely having a grand old time surrounded by nature and beautiful folks ready to celebrate the summer.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Location
Nowa Nowa Recreation Reserve
2092 Prince Highway,  Nowa Nowa 3887

Venue
This is an outdoor event held at the Nowa Nowa Recreation Reserve. Feel free to bring chairs, rugs and...warm clothes.
In case of bad weather, the event will be relocated to the Nowa Nowa Community Hall

Food & Drinks - BYO
Feel free to BYO food & drinks
Food options will be available on-site - More information coming soon.

Camping
Non Powered Campsites are available.
Price: $10/adult or $25/family - All funds are going to the Recreation Reserve Committee

Transport
In order to reduce our carbon emissions we highly encourage carpooling!


Presented by Wildlive

Wildlive is dedicated to transforming music events through eco-friendly technology. 

With a passion for sustainable innovation, we partner with the best brands to offer a range of audio and lighting solutions powered by renewables that brings harmony to the environment and delivers unmatched experiences.

More info: www.wildlive.com.au | Instagram

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body.


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