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Hugo Race: Road Series


Hugo Race has played with the Bad Seeds, The Wreckery, Dirtmusic, True Spirit, The Fatalists and more. Over a musical career of more than 35 years, he’s lived and worked in England, Germany, Italy, Brazil and the US. It’s fair to say he’s a restless spirit.

Race has always used songwriting to reflect on his life and times. Now, he’s turned his talents to the printed page with a memoir, Road Series, describing an extraordinary career that has taken him from St Kilda’s Crystal Ballroom to the first days of post-Wall Berlin and way beyond.

Race will appear with music critic and fellow travel memoirist Mark Mordue. Join the pair for a night that could meander from Kerouac to punk to post-Soviet Prague.



Hugo Race

Hugo Race is a musician, author and producer, a streetwise, incurably romantic troubadour whose songs have the focused power of a haiku merged with the scope of a film. Hugo wrote his first musical stage play at 17, Sweaty Weather, produced at St. Martins Theatre in Melbourne to critical acclai... Read more

Mark Mordue

Mark Mordue is a writer, journalist and editor working internationally. He is a co-winner of the 2014 Peter Blazey Fellowship, which recognises an outstanding manuscript in the fields of biography, autobiography or life writing. He is the author of Dastgah: Diary of a Headtrip and his work... Read more


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