Alanna and Alicia presents

Alanna and Alicia - Album launch

with special guest Michael Waugh

Saturday 02 September 2017 (opening 7pm)

at Thornbury Theatre - Velvet Room ( venue info )
859 High St, Thornbury VIC

Thornbury Theatre 18+. Children under 18 are permitted if accompanied by a parent or guardian

Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees Additional delivery fees from $1.00 apply per order.

General Admission $23.50
Reserved Seating $28.60
Dinner + Show $66.30
Dinner is served on a 50/50 or alternate drop basis. This means that at a table each person will be served alternating dishes. If you want our vegetarian option or have food allergies please email dinner@thethornburytheatre.com with your requirements.

Alanna and Alicia launch 'Songs I'm Singing with Me' at the Thornbury Theatre on Saturday, September 2nd with their all star band featuring Damien Neil (guitar), Silas Palmer (fiddle / piano), Matiss Schubert (mandolin), Sarah Busutill,(fiddle) and JoJo Smith (drums).

Alanna and Alicia will be supported by uniquely Australian singer songwriter, Michael Waugh, whose insightful storytelling cuts to the emotional heart of everyday life.

 'His songs reverberate with reminiscences from rural Victoria sung in an accent as broad as the Murray-Darling Basin’ 
Tony Hillier, The Weekend Australian.

'Songs I'm Singing With Me' begins with a stranger knocking at the door of our Bendigo home in 1984. A man in a red beret, carrying a scuffed guitar case and a bottle of wine introduced himself as John Beavis - to the surprise of our parents, who'd seen him performing at the Port Fairy Folk Festival and had been singing his songs in folk clubs and coffee lounges for months. And so began a lifelong friendship.

John Beavis has a poet’s heart, a bird's eye, a wry smile, and a swinging, finger-picking guitar style. As children, we would fall asleep by the fire as he sang with our parents. The harmonies soaked into our bones.  John showed us that through the craft of songwriting you could tell your own story, and that folk music didn't have to be written by Dylan or Joni.  Once, he gave us a guitar, insisting he must pass the torch to a new generation of songwriters. We grew up on his songs. We grew into his songs. We’re still learning what they mean.

John’s songs were not as widely heard as deserved due to his ongoing battle with mental illness. But these songs would perhaps not be so delicate and insightful were it not for what John calls his 'tragic magic'. His songs are still some of the best we know. You won't find his music online or in record stores; we rescued his songs from an old warped cassette tape of a live recording from the '80s. 

We have created our interpretations of John's songs. For some it will be a chance to remember, for others to discover.  We began with these songs. We always return to these songs. These are the songs we’re singing with us.

‘Songs I’m Singing with Me’ was recorded by Colin Wynne at Thirty Mill Studios.

Alanna and Alicia have released three albums of original material; Twinlines (2013), Two in a Book (2010) and Funny She’s So Much Like me (2006).They have played at all the leading Australian festivals including The National, Port Fairy, Woodford, Fairbridge, the Blue Mountains and also in the U.S.A.

‘In concert they are entertaining and lively characters with an unpredictable, unscripted natural humour inspired by close observations and wry story telling. They are brimming with talent, a free spirit and endearing charm’.

Jamie McKew, Director Port Fairy 2015. 

The Velvet Room is located on the ground floor of the venue. Wheelchair access is via the front door. There are 3 steps into the Velvet Room. Access without steps can be arranged. If you have any special needs contact the venue beforehand to arrange assistance if required.

Thornbury Theatre is happy to offer companion cards on a request basis. For further information please contact us directly on 1300 762 545.

Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian
Photo Drivers Licence or Passport.* Children under 18 are permitted if
accompanied by a parent or guardian* Intoxicated persons will not be
admitted * No steel cap boots. The promoter reserves the right to refuse
admission to any person *