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Musically Speaking

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When thinking about Melbourne as a City of Literature, we should be celebrating the extraordinary literary achievement of our songwriters.

Diverse, imaginative and daring, they’re an eclectic and talented bunch. Four of our much-loved musical talents come together to compare notes on process, on craft and on inspiration.

Featuring

Rebecca Barnard

Rebecca Barnard is one of Australia’s most respected singer/songwriters who led the band Rebecca’s Empire. Rebecca Barnard has sung on recordings for Paul Kelly, Tim Rogers and Stephen Cummings as well as releasing three EPs and 2 albums with Rebecca’s Empire. The band featured for 3 years in ... Read more

Clare Bowditch

Clare Bowditch is a singer, writer, and master storyteller, who first began performing in Melbourne pubs when she was 16. Seven albums later, Clare has toured the country a million times and been awarded EG Best Female Artists (2011), Rolling Stone Woman of the Year for her Contribution to Culture (... Read more

Stephen Cummings

Stephen Cummings is a celebrated singer/songwriter and former lead singer of the Sports, who had the late 70s classic “Who Listens to the Radio?”. Leaving the Sports in 1981, Cummings started a solo career with a top 5 success of the single “Gymnasium”. He’s released over 20 albums includi... Read more

Jess McGuire

Jess McGuire is a writer, DJ, broadcaster, and MC based in Melbourne. She appears regularly on ABC Local Radio and Double J as a reviewer and cultural commentator, and for many years she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia. She is a former presenter of Triple R’s flagship Break... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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