Tucked away in Carlton North there was a sweet little house that provided the perfect setting for singer/songwriter Woodes to showcase her many talents to one of the most attentive and respectful audiences I have ever seen.
Upon walking in to the house it was immediately apparent that there had been a lot of effort involved in creating the atmosphere. The host, Gabby had set up the space beautifully with candles and flowers behind all the keyboards and equipment, which created a magical looking area for the performance.
After some initial technical difficulties the performance was under way and a hush fell over the room, it is not often you see thirty odd people completely transfixed by a performance to the point where they are completely silent.
Woodes delivered a beautiful set. Her tone is very gentle, but her voice still holds quite a lot of power; her performance was very genuine and enchanting. From the little stories she told about each of her songs it seemed there was a magical theme to a lot of her tracks. When performing she uses mystical looking hand movements that make it seem like she is literally pulling the notes in the music out of the song and into the air so the audience can connect to the track. Included in the 45 minute set were original tracks, collaborative tracks and a couple of covers including a stunning rendition of Jack Garratt’s ‘The Love You’re Given’. She is releasing an EP this year and performed a few of the tracks that will feature on it including her recently released single ‘Daggers and Knives’.
In addition to the release of her debut EP she will also be touring overseas within the next few months. This girl oozes talent and charisma; she will definitely be one to keep an eye out for this year
Bertie Blackman Featured Gig
Dan Kelly Featured Gig
Bachelor Girl Featured Gig
Polish Club Featured Gig
Mark Gable Featured Gig
Abbe May Featured Gig
Woody Pitney Featured Gig
Jordie Lane & Clare Reynolds Featured Gig
Melody Pool - Parlour HQ
Robert Forster Parlour Gig
Greg Arnold Featured Gig
Mia Dyson Featured Gig
Parlour chat with Abbe May
Tripod Featured Gig
Catherine Britt Featured Gig
Dallas Fracsa performing in the Parlour Office.
We spoke to Kav Temperley of Eskimo Joe at Plug Seven Records on Smith Street, to dig some dirt on his favourite records.
Spending an afternoon listening to Gena Rose Bruce made us all very happy at Parlour HQ!
Katy Steele (Little Birdy) In the Parlour
A night with Aaron Gocs!
Furphy Gig at the Geelong Brewery
Furphy Gig at Geelong Brewery
Furphy Gig at Geelong Brewery with The Kite Machine
Furphy Gigs with Gymnastics in the Seventies
Featured Gig with Jodi and Trish from The Clouds
Bread, Milk & Vinyl with Ella Thompson
Featured Gig with Mia Dyson in Kew
Featured Gig with Didirri
Featured Gig with Steve Kilbey
Featured Gig with Guttermouth
Featured Gig with Jordie Lane & Clare Reynolds
Impromptune with Oh Mercy