Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Live & Kicking: Smith and Jones in Lithgow

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Sunday 28 August, 4.30pm. Gang Gang Gallery Lithgow. Popular Bathurst duo Smith & Jones will share their beautiful original song-writing with audiences.

Smith & Jones are a duo that was forged from a friendship that developed at a record store in Bathurst. Eight years and two albums later Abby Smith (piano) & Sophie Jones (guitar) are accomplished musicians who combine strong voices and beautiful original tunes, playing an undefinable mix of original country and folk.

Smith & Jones have toured extensively and most recently have provided support to Katie Noonan, Sam Buckingham, The Hussy Hicks and Amy Vee. They have appeared at many festivals including Tamworth as well as Inland Sea of Sound. They have also worked as educators, community choir leaders, mentors to young artists & conducted workshops within the disability sector. They’ve even expanded their creative outlets as composers and performers in theatre and as part of visual art installations. Currently recording their third album, you’re sure to get a chance to listen to some of their new tunes, including their current single Highrise.

“Arts OutWest is delighted to present another special concert in conjunction with Gang Gang Gallery featuring the original music of Central West artists,” Said Arts OutWest’s music industry officer Patrick Coomey. “These gigs are about supporting the musicians in the region writing great original material and the venues supporting original live music.”

“Thank you so much to Arts Outwest for putting on these Live and Kicking shows, giving us the opportunity as songwriters/collaborators… and thank you to the gorgeous audiences for coming along for the ride,” the duo said.

Smith & Jones will also perform with special guest Chloe Swannell on Friday 26 August at The Malachi Gilmore Hall in Oberon.

Arts OutWest’s Live & Kicking gigs are supported by the Australian Governments Live Music Australia as a showcase for original live music in the Central West.

Tickets $15 from Gang Gang Gallery website.