Live N’ Local

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Live N’ Local

Lizotte’s
31 Morehead St, Lambton, NSW, 2299

Duncan Woods is a Zimbabwean born, Australian grown, traveling singer-songwriter. Rhythmic guitar work under quick sharp lyrics are Duncan’s bread and butter play. His acoustic-driven folk/reggae/rap vocals weaving between the groove with ease will have you nodding your head in the back row or bouncing at the front without much need for encouragement.

Over the past few years Duncan’s interest in the big wide world around him and especially the people in it have allowed him to soak in many sights, sounds, smells, perspectives and beliefs.

Throwing this all into the mix gets you hearing feel-good vibes and lyrics that touch on the philosophy of “being”.

He spends his time chasing the sun from year to year, performing during the European and Aussie summers, with a few extra trips off the migration path planned in each year.

For Duncan, variety is the spice of life. He calls on his eclectic team of musicians spanning both hemispheres, creating exciting touring bands with the people he has connected with on his travels.

Looseleaf IV are a young, recently formed band from Newcastle producing some groovy original and self-produced tunes with their tiny tiny hands.

Check out their latest tracks ‘Worth It’ and ‘M.I.A’ on triple j unearthed and Youtube.

The Emerald Ruby is a blog, and professional catch all run by Jennifer Hankin.

Jen is a Flautist, Composer, Singer, Photographer, Artist, Videographer, Fashion designer and all round creative person who has been let loose on the internet to create content across a variety of channels. 

Originally aiming to be a classical musician, Jen completed her A.mus.A in 2010. She then attended Newcastle University where she studied under Sally Walker (flute) and Colin Spiers (Composition). She completed a Bachelor of music with Honors in 2015. During her time at uni she received two scholarships. One for an outstanding university audition and the other (Maurice and Betsy Sendak Scholarship) for highest 3rd year performance mark.

Jen founded Experimental folk band Vanishing Shapes alongside Timothy Merrikin, Jake Kennedy and Joshua Rea in 2012, which in tern introduced her to the world of experimental music, folk music and jazz. With Vanishing Shapes, she has composed and independently released an album and an Ep, as well as joining them on the road for 6 Tours.

In 2015 she joined Folk band The Button Collective, and with them has released 2 Ep’s and an album.

She has also recorded flute and Vocals for Sydney Bands Bread and Seaweed, Othrship and Tinsmith.

Jen’s interest in photography started in 2014 when she began The Emerald Ruby. Originally shooting her photos on her phone, she quickly upgraded to a point and shoot, and then a DSLR. As well as photographing her outfits, she expanded to live music and portraiture photography. Her live music Photography has included The Australian Tango Festival, Devil on the Rooftop, Niq Reefman and Oliver Downs. She has also provided portraits for musician and journalist Joe Asquith, and Band Photos for Vanishing Shapes.

Jen’s Original Watercolour paintings have been featured on albums for Vanishing Shapes, Niq Reefman and Bread and Seaweed. 

Tickets are $10, call Lizotte’s to book a table (02) 4956 2066.

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