Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Music for Home


We made music a focus in our August issue of Artspeak enews, including some local music suggestions for you to explore and enjoy, right now, at home, here they are.

In this special music issue:

Read the full Artspeak issue (including our Arts OutWest news, lots of opportunities and funding) here.

Tools, surveys and support for the music industry

Join the Music NSW: Central West facebook group

ARTISTS TO DISCOVER: New albums to enjoy

A whole lot of Central West musicians have new albums out right now. Follow the links to buy digital or CD/ vinyl copies.

Nerida Cuddy
Nerida Cuddy’s new album, Woven, was enthusiastically launched by Arts OutWest’s Tracey Callinan on May 1, in a beautiful, sold-out concert in Canowindra.  Woven has been well received by diverse listeners and folk broadcasters, since its official launches in Orange, Canowindra,  the Hornsby-Kuringai folk club and a YouTube-based folk club from Rutherglen, Scotland. Get the album

Darren Smith
Darren says: The title track “Brave” was largely brainstormed and written one afternoon with my friend James Rutten… My life has been forever changed with the arrival of my daughter. I crave nothing more than for her to be treated fairly, encouraged, loved and respected… Brave was born of these heart-felt intentions and a genuine desire to see change in our world.”
Listen and buy online

Lusi Austin
Walking Contradiction
On her debut EP Lusi Austin delivers a variety of sounds including chilled ballads, R&B grooves and touches of country pop. Her song Back in Town perfectly captures that feeling we all have when you’re returning from a trip to the city and you get back to town and remember how good life is out west. Don’t try and label her to one sound, cause she is A Walking Contradiction. Buy Lusi’s EP here 

The Safety of Life at Sea
Let the River Go
NOW ON LIMITED EDITION VINYL. The band’s fourth album continues their mix of blues and soul flavoured rock inspired by the classic songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s.
Buy the album as digital, CD or vinyl 

Tsanga Man
“I am a multi genre producer, I’ve made hip hop half professionally for artists in the USA for years, after a long break I’ve been making dance music also and getting back into taking music seriously again.” Zayed is an experimental fusion tech house style. Listen on Spotify

Got a new album or track out? Let us know.

Explore Central West music
One of Arts OutWest music industry support officer Patrick Coomey’s other hats is 100MileGroove. Here’s 23 great local tracks (often on repeat in the AOW office). If you like something you hear on this playlist (which is only a means of introduction) please buy direct from the artists preferred sales platform.

100MileGroove Central West playlist Vol.4 
Images: Saftey of Life at Sea; Novel Future; Lueth Ajak; Lusi Austin.

Follow us on socials for more album and artist shout-outs throughout August