courtyard sessions

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Fri 18:00, 2017-01-13

Fri 21:00, 2017-01-13

Duration: 3h | Timezone: Australia/Sydney

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Event description:

"Imogen is a songwriter well beyond her years with a flawless voice that is mesmerising. At just 20, she is already an old soul.” – Kasey Chambers

Ease into the weekend and celebrate everything Sydney has to offer – long days, warm weather, good food, cold drinks and great live music.

Courtyard Sessions’ free gigs at dusk have become a staple in the city’s live music scene, known for the diversity and energy of programming – the perfect space to support young musicians and discover the next big thing… or just your next favourite band.

Courtyard Sessions gives you the prime chance to discover new bands in an intimate setting, as Sydney’s most talented up-and-coming musicians are showcased. The 2017 season will feature diverse and energetic performers from around the Sydney area.

Kicking off the 2017 season on Friday, January 13th, will be rising star of the alt country/Americana scene, Imogen Clark - who recently signed to Lost Highway/Universal Music.

Courtyard Sessions at sunset feature a bar, BBQ, vintage games and more. Family and pooch friendly.

Come and join us from 6pm on Friday nights throughout January, February and March.

Stay up to date on the latest Courtyard Session news and line up info via Twitter (@CourtyardSess) and Facebook

ABOUT IMOGEN CLARK

In the last few years, Imogen Clark has been touted as one of the most promising young songwriters in Australia. Now, with a CMC nomination for New Oz Artist Of The Year in her back pocket, she’s on the cusp of converting those accolades into wider critical acclaim with the release of her debut album, Love & Lovely Lies.

The industry and fans began to realise the natural talent and potential of Imogen’s songwriting with her third independently released EP Stories from a Porcelain City (2013). The EP’s lead single Ceaseless Goodbye was shortlisted for APRA’s prestigious Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition and received an Honourable Mention in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition. Her breakthrough single While Women Wait (Jan 2015) was given significant airplay and charted on CMC in Australia, which led to it being picked up by AC radio in the United States and cable TV giant Great American Country, with a reach to over 59 million US households. Her success hasn’t stopped there with Imogen representing Australia for the second time at last year’s Americana Music Festival in Nashville. Imogen played her own showcase and captivated the audience at the world famous Bluebird Café, where so many great country artists have been discovered and left their mark.

Late last year, Imogen signed with Lost Highway Records/Universal Music Australia (Shane Nicholson, Ruby Boots, Mustered Courage, Catherine Britt), further recognition of how her songwriting has quickly gained respect in the alt-country and Americana music field. Since her signing, Imogen has also been recognised with major awards at the Australian Songwriters and Tamworth Songwriters Awards.

Imogen’s music inhabits a place where different roots-based genres intersect and blend into her own distinct sound. There is the self-confessed nod to the folk influence that Joni Mitchell has had on her music, yet fast forward quarter of a century and the modern Americana styles of songwriters such as Ryan Adams and Gillian Welch have clearly also had a strong impact on Imogen’s own writing. That ability to absorb the old and the new is what forms the timeless quality of Imogen’s music.

Lyrically Imogen paints evocative stories without the need to bury the listener in detail. Simple observations and perfectly formed lines are key aspects of her songwriting. “I’m not coming home, I’m just coming back”, she sings in Things You Never Had. It’s just one of many lines on the album that cut right to the core of her songs and establish their emotional tone so effectively.

The range and conviction throughout her songs is what has already drawn many to Imogen’s songwriting and will capture the hearts and minds of new fans once they hear Love & Lovely Lies.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imogenclark.music/

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/341728752877928

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Last update: 2017-01-09

Corner of City Rd and Cleveland St 2008 Sydney Australia


Phone: 02 9550 2266

Location description:

Courtyard Sessions presented by Seymour Centre
The Courtyard Sessions fill Summer with FREE live music from some of Sydney’s finest emerging talent. Enjoy a drink and bite to eat at our Courtyard Bar and BBQ as the best independent musicians take t... Read more




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