Dashville to host special Australian Music Week showcase at The Brass Monkey, Cronulla

Dashville will host a very special musical showcase at Australian Music Week 2017.

Held at the Brass Monkey, Cronulla, on Thursday, November 2, 2017, “Dashville Does the Monkey” will feature an array of Australia’s finest and most acclaimed modern songwriters, plus a special overseas guest.

WILLIAM CRIGHTON has fast made a name for himself as a must-see live performer. His self-titled debut record was widely acclaimed upon its release through ABC Music, and the last half of 2017 has been spent headlining Dashville Skyline, touring with Dan Sultan and working on his second full-length record.

MELODY POOL is one of Australia’s true musical treasures; a writer of timeless songs wrought of raw emotional power. The lauded release of her two records, The Hurting Scene and Deep Dark Savage Heart, saw her support The Eagles, Don Henley and Rodriguez.

TERRA LIGHTFOOT, of Waterdown, Ontario, will appear at Dashville Does the Monkey as our special international guest. Alongside that powerful, brassy voice, her songs tap into the raw emotion of hearts supercharged by love, lust, loneliness and temptation. Terra's playing melds expert finger-picking and distorted, hook-heavy melodies. Her new record, New Mistakes, is released October 13.

MAGPIE DIARIES is the heartfelt balladry and country tinged rock of Matt “Magpie” Johnston, the promoter and mastermind behind the Dashville stable. Singing songs about life, love and the land, Magpie Diaries has a classic Americana roots sound and a songbook that’s bound to get stuck in your head for weeks to come.

DAVE WELLS is one of the country’s finest undiscovered gems. Already a crowd favourite in his home of the Hunter Valley, a wider audience is slowly waking up to the giant talents of this supreme songwriter and vocalist. Do yourself a favour and make sure you’re there for his return to The Brass Monkey.

The showcase is open to Australian Music Week attendees with a Thursday Night Live Shows pass. First in best dressed. The showcase runs from 6pm to 9pm.

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