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Live Music at the Alby

In 2022, the Woden Arts Program presents free live music at the Alby on the last Thursday of each month from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. This FREE series of lunch time concerts, features a new artist each month.

Join us on Thursday 30 June for Dale Huddleston at the Alby, at 45 Furzer Street, Phillip ACT 2606. And if you can’t get to the venue – join by watching Tuggeranong Arts Centre Facebook page, all concerts will be live streamed. 

June Artist: Dale Robert Huddleston

Dale Robert Huddleston is a proud Ngandi ,Gurundji NT & Wiradjuri descendant who learnt his craft in the country genre and has been performing since 1989. In the mid 90’s he formed the Riverbank Band in Canberra. Dale transitioned into the folk music scene and continues to perform original music, a blend of Country middle of the road and Rock arrangements. Dale has produced two albums Simple things in 1999 & Home is where the heart is in 2005. Dale also enjoys performing classic covers as well as Koori classics. Dale is a true Journey man who has performed nationally at festivals and at many intimate venues.

May Artist – Sophie Edwards Due to unforeseen circumstances this event was postponed.

Singer-songwriter Sophie Edwards has been a staple in the Canberra music space for multiple years now, and most recently has been pursuing a steady stream of new music that she is ready to share. Influenced by a myriad of genres and styles, from folk to jazz and pop, Sophie pairs acoustic-driven instruments with hard-hitting lyrics to create a repertoire of expressive, moody pop songs. Having her music compared to the likes of Vera Blue and Meg Mac, Sophie brings her songs to a live audience in an authentic and genuine fashion that continues to leave listeners stunned and hungry for more.

Some of Sophie’s favourite support shows have been for Odette, Highline, Lucy Sugerman and Hope Wilkins. After releasing a couple of singles at the start of career, Sophie made an exciting return in 2020 with the release of ‘Seconds’ – her first under new label Vacant Room Records. Sophie continued to make the most of 2020 by recording a string of new material, as well as celebrating the announcements of winning both the Women in Music Mentor Program for the Australian Independent Record Labels Association and a mentorship with Ricochet MATES, led by KLP. Sophie welcomed 2021 with a mini-tour, playing shows in Melbourne, Wollongong, Canberra and the Central West of NSW, and in late 2021 she released her new single “Next” before releasing her EP “FEEL AGAIN SOON”. This year, Sophie is focusing on releasing her own self-produced music, with her first self-produced track “I Guess” releasing on March 24th.

April Artist: Lisa Richards

With a voice described as both ferocious and sweet, and a percussive guitar style, Lisa Richards writes songs of longing, loss, love and hope. Songs steeped in musical expressiveness and lyrical succinctness, borrowing from the traditions of folk, blues and jazz with her feet firmly planted in her own musical corner of the world. Driven by a desire to be seen, to understand the world and the human condition and to share what she sees with others.

Lisa says, “The world is a cornucopia of stories, all waiting to be told. The personal, the universal, the visible and the invisible. That’s what humans have always done, collected and told stories”.

Currently recording her 8th album, Lisa’s songs have appeared on compilations, sharing the track list with heavyweights including Adele, Nina Simone and Corinne Bailey Rae. She’s performed at The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Merlefest, SXSW and CMJ. 

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“a tour de force of unflinching and honest writing”  David Costello Brisbane Courier Mail

“a truly stunning piece of narrative art” — Rhythms Magazine

“Singer Songwriter returns to Australia to make her best album”— Lucky Oceans Radio National

“Stunning, crystal clear voice….. exquisite”   Austin American Statesman

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Tuggeranong Community Arts Association is a community-based not-for-profit organisation with a 25-year history. We pride ourselves in supporting your local arts community. We embrace personal expression and diversity. We have a focus on participation and accessibility and helping to shape a sense of pride in the local community. You can help us by joining us in promoting community art and supporting local artists.

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