Fri | Verandah Sessions | 4pm
*Middle Pub

Mandy’s unconventional voice unravels heartfelt stories atop simple guitar and harmonica accompaniment, marrying folk traditions with Australian alt-country. Her debut EP is due for release later this year.

Mandy Hawkes was raised in a suburban protestant household, and once she discovered grunge music, had dreams of becoming a musician (other than the church variety). This plan soon gave way to more noble ambitions of saving the world in its various guises, and having babies and she proceeded to wander in a musical wasteland for a number of years.

Eventually, Mandy remembered that she could and actually needed to write songs again and she became preoccupied with mortality, end times and other sobering themes.

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