Live! at the Baptist May
Friday 10 May
Pre-purchased Tickets $10.00
Purchased at the door $15.00
This performance is located at Studio 188, the Old Baptist Church, at 188 Brisbane Street.
Walk-ins are welcome on the night.
Presented by Studio 188
Part of Studio 188‘s Live! at the Baptist series
Your connection to the most cutting edge and progressive music scene in Ipswich. Live! at the Baptist is a place where unearthed bands and independent artists can rock-out live on stage. Experience the sublime sounds of this intimate and energetic venue featuring some of the best headline acts touring the country alongside up and coming local artists.
A country boy hailing from North-West NSW, Benny Nelson knew from a young age that his small-town roots wouldn’t tame his big aspirations and at just 16 years of age, Benny moved to Sydney to pursue his career as a musician. After recording and releasing an EP in early 2017 Benny went on the road for 3 months with his 3-piece band to tour of the East Coast of Australia. The band played 27 shows in over 20 regional towns and cities from Cairns to Melbourne.
Touring original music has inspired Benny to write raw and honest lyrics influenced by his life experiences and make music inspired by the bands and artists who made an impact on his life from a young age to the present.
Benny is now writing new music and focusing on recording his debut album. TALK is a new direction and just a taste of what his debut album will offer.
Wild Eyed Wonder
Australian music artist, Wild Eyed Wonder is inspiring audiences all over the world, growing a local and international following with her fun and uplifting music. Combining her indie writing style with catchy pop hook lines, she’s on a mission to create an experience that will leave listeners feeling good.
Her latest single “Tall Trees” is the first of many new songs to be released over the coming year. Being all about new beginnings and personal growth, this song is the inspiration behind “The Tall Trees Project” – an experimental do-it-yourself album, put together by recording and releasing one song at a time from her home studio.
There is no doubting that Wild Eyed Wonder just wants to add positivity and love to the world through her music; she’s a true optimist destined for great things.
Brooke Austen is a local songwriter creating contemporary folk that weaves city with small town feel. Acoustic and warm, soothing but crisp. Compared to artists such as Missy Higgins, Sara Bareilles and Colbie Callait, her music has evolved and developed throughout her years writing as a part of the I Heart Songwriting Club. She has written over 100 songs in the club, and plans to keep on writing at the same rate (even and especially when she doesn’t feel like it).
Brooke is in love with the way art connects people, so she endeavours to do that through writing and playing music along with working in community arts.