Who:All ages, alcohol free
When:Friday 23 October 6.00 pm (support act) main show from 6.30 pm
“Good luck trying to get her uncanny voice out of your head. It would be wise to get onboard the Sophie Edwards train now, we all know the “Early bird” gets the worm!” James Alvarez, Get Some Magazine.
Join Sophie Edwards and her band for this special all ages gig on the Arts Centre Lawns beside Lake Tuggeranong.
As well as showcasing her upcoming releases from Vacant Room Records and songs already released and loved, Edwards is inviting the audience to submit their favourite songs to be played in the second half of the show.
Share the story of why you love your song and Sophie might just tell it alongside her own cover.
About Sophie Edwards
“Good luck trying to get her uncanny voice out of your head. It would bewise to get on board the Sophie Edwards train now, we all know the “Early bird” gets the worm!” James Alvarez, Get Some Magazine.
Not your average pop singer, Canberra bred Sophie Edwards pairs hard-hitting lyrics with multi-genre explorations to create her moody pop music. Taking her music out of the practice rooms at the ANU School of Music and onto some of Canberra’s biggest stages, she has performed huge gigs such as the Groovin the Moo Warm Up Party, Live in Ya Lounge, Googfest, The National Folk Festival and her own sold-out show in 2019.
After signing with local record label Vacant Room Records in 2020, Sophie released “Early Bird”, her first major single infusing her brooding jazz-inspired vocals with folk-pop elements. The song has clocked up over 10,000 streams on Spotify and has received airplay across the country.
“Early Bird” is the first of many releases for Sophie and Vacant Room Records, with even bigger plans for the rest of 2020.
Listen to Early Bird on SoundCloud here:
Tori Nikias has had a passion for music since a very young age. Inspired by the world around her Tori fell in love with writing and the art of telling stories through song. With a recognisable talent, she began formal vocal training at the age of 8 years old, giving her a solid foundation from which she was able to develop and create her own unique sound. She put her knowledge to work in many different areas including musical theatre, where her love for captivating audiences was born.
Tori has continued to increase her musical abilities by playing the guitar and her dedication to the craft has seen her grow tremendously over a short period of time allowing her to express her own ideas creatively through song and expand her gift of signer through to songwriter.
Over the years, Tori has been able to find her own unique sound intertwining her soulful vocals with a rustic authenticity.
Tori’s love for music grows every day as does her passion for song writing and the heart behind her music. With her emotive tone and captivating melodies, Tori is on the rise as one of Australia’s great new talents.
Who: This is an all ages, alcohol free event. Persons under 15 years should be accompanied by an adult.
Date & Time: Friday 23 October 6.00 pm (support act) 6.30 pm main show
Tickets: $10 Bookings essential:
Location: Just outside the Arts Centre, on the lawn by the lake.
To request your own song
If you want to hear Sophie performing your favourite song, click here to find a google form and list your song, who itis by, and a story about why this is your favourite song.
Wet Weather plan
In the event that we can’t hold the show outside, all ticket holders will be notified by email of the wet weather alternative.
Capacity for this event has been set in line with relevant government advice. Please remember to stay home if you are unwell, practice good hygiene and maintain social distancing while at this event. For full details of Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s CovidSafe Plan head to: https://www.tuggeranongarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/COVIDSafe-Summary-web.pdf
Please note, this event is being planned in line with expected health requirements for the relevant date and may be subject to change or cancellation at short notice.