Bridgewater Arts Centre



Two acts: Nancy Bates, and Vetter og villskap – Pay what you want

Saturday June 22nd 2024 Nancy Bates … was considered one of the best singer / songwriters in Australia today by national treasure Archie Roach and is known Australia-wide for her concerts and workshops.  She is a First Nations composer, writer, educator, and proudly Barkindji. With cultural ties to communities running the length of the Baarka, she is river woman living a multifaceted life, intertwining music, education, and advocacy to weaponise and resist colonisation. From 2013 to 2017, Nancy completed a musical apprenticeship under the mentorship of renowned Song Man, Uncle Archie Roach. This experience has spurred her on to become a powerful presence both on stage, and off.  Recognising her exceptional contributions to the music industry, Nancy Bates has been honoured as an Ambassador for the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA).  Through the ‘Songs Inside’ film project, Nancy teaches ukulele and songwriting to women in prison, giving them voice, andRead more…Two acts: Nancy Bates, and Vetter og villskap – Pay what you want

Duo: Graham Brown and Steve Ashley

24th August 2024, 7:30pm Graham Brown is a guitarist and artist who brings forty years of experience to masterful interpretations of the musical storytelling genres – blues folk rock. Starting as a singer-songwriter in his early adulthood, Graham has studied and taught classical and jazz guitar, mandolin and banjo and he imbues his music with skillful nuance, moving depth and deep respect for the craft and poetry of acoustic music narratives. The result is performances that are a powerful celebration of the expressive form of voice and guitar… assured, mature, joyful and alive. Steve Ashley is a self taught Fleurieu based singer-songwriter hailing originally from Liverpool UK. His music traverses folk, roots, blues & Americana.After gaining early recognition & a “high commendation” from judges at a SCALA songwriting competition he secured an Arts SA grant to record some original material. Since then whilst continuing to write & perform, a numberRead more…Duo: Graham Brown and Steve Ashley

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