Get ready to warm your toes, bellies and hearts with our June 16th Song Lounge at the Mullumbimby Drill Hall. We’re stripping it back and bringing you a home away from home filled with cosiness, connection and a whole lotta love.
Song Loungers are in for a treat with local songman Loren playing a very rare show. He’ll be joined for a night of folk-roots goodness by emerging singer songwriter Luke Bennet and the sweet folky pop of Christina Giorgio and The Wishing Well. This is a night of stripped bare, hearts on sleeves, musical medicine.
Doors open at 6pm, the heaters will be fired up, the wintery snuggness abundant and Kristina’s Tasty Kitchen making dinner so you don’t have to with her delicious $10 bowls. In between acts set up on one of the shared tables, meet somebody new and get the conversations flowing. Grab one of the rugs and cosy up with a cushion, steaming hot chai and a loved one.
Grab your friends, neighbours or special someone and come together to escape the everyday. Step into a space fuelled by community, connection, excellent music and a little bit of magic
There will be chai, cakes and bowl food available on the night. Tickets are $20 + booking fee pre purchase or $25 on the door. Small humans under 5 are by gold coin donation. Bring a cushion and blankie and get comfy!
“Fantastic artist. Fantastic songs. Amazing voice.” Ash Grunwald
“Loren writes the kind of music that when you listen to it you somehow feel like you¹re getting a massage. A sweet, gentle voice accompanied by relaxed melodically plucked guitar written by a man with a heart of gold. I’ve watched Loren play a few times and am always inspired by how effortless the music is.” John Butler
Loren is widely known in the folk and acoustic roots circles for his emotive storytelling in song and passionate performances. His six album releases have found their way into many homes and his latest collection of songs shows a natural evolution in his ripening as a songwriter.After ten years of taking his music countless times around the country, the past few years have seen Loren take a step back from the festival/touring circuit, to stoke the fires of his passion for making music. Nestled in the mountains of the northern New South Wales and with the assistance of gardening, cooking, meditation and psychotropic plant teachers, a new direction has emerged in Loren’s music, more meditative and medicinal in flavour.
After having grown up falling asleep to the sounds of Fleetwood Mac, Tracy Chapman and Dire Straits, at 14 years of age, Launceston born Luke Bennett started to learn the guitar, and find his own way in music. After finishing college he adopted a nomadic lifestyle and found songwriting to be a natural expression that followed. Luke’s songs talk about the richness of and adventure of live as well as it’s questions and internal desires. With the catchy pop sensibilities of John Mayer and Sting fused with the stripped back earthiness of Xavier Rudd and Jack Johnson, Luke Bennett’s warm vocals and intricate guitar sound is food for the soul.
From smoky front bars (back in the days when front bars were smoky) to intimate café’s, festivals, to wineries, renowned live music venues and venues that should never try to host live music, Christina has been dishing up her rootsy folk-pop styles since the early naughties. Her live gigs are always fuelled by down to earth stories, sweet and simple pop melodies, folky harmonies and rootsy-great energy. Joined by the Wishing Well, a couple of rootsy guitars, a dash of trombone and driving rhythms become the backdrop to stories of love, family and all the edges of this human life.