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The Regional Sessions adds Matt Corby, L-FRESH The LION and more

Media Published Tuesday 25 May 2021
L-R: Matt Corby, L-FRESH The LION, Alex Lahey, Johnny Took (DMA's), Sally Seltmann

Songwriting workshops with Gordi, Tim Levinson (Urthboy), Jim Moginie, Robbie Miller and more.

A full day of learning about song craft and the music industry from top Australian songwriting talent.

Not sure what it's all about? Read our 10 things you need to know about The Regional Sessions.

The Regional Sessions


7 June


9 June
SOLD OUT - Wait list open


11 June


15 June


17 June
HURRY - Limited tix

More top-notch Australian songwriting talent has been added to the line-up of The Regional Sessions, a first-of-its-kind event series dedicated to the art, craft and business of songwriting, taking place in Tamworth, Byron Bay, Wagga Wagga, Dubbo and Wollongong in June.

Second announcement speakers are: Tim Levinson (Urthboy) for Tamworth; in Byron Bay, Robbie Miller, Matt Corby, and Ian Haug; Alex Lahey, L-FRESH The LION, Sally Seltmann head to Dubbo; DMA's Johnny Took and Hockey Dad's Zach Stephenson round out the Wollongong line-up.

The Byron Bay sessions are sold out, with a waitlist now open. Tickets and waitlist registrations are available for all locations at The Regional Sessions website.

The Regional Sessions are presented by APRA AMCOS with support from Create NSW and MusicNSW.

The full-day program includes two small group workshop sessions, giving emerging and mid-career songwriter attendees a valuable opportunity to share their work and get feedback from artists at the top of their game like Matt Corby, Gordi, Catherine Britt, Harry James Angus, Milan Ring and more.

All guest speakers will mentor workshop sessions in addition to participating in a songwriter panel discussion. There is also a keynote 'In Conversation' each day. The program will culminate with a curated performance and post-event networking.

"The greatest benefit of these sessions is getting to collaborate and work with other artists from your area. You can get and give feedback, create networks of people to work with, collaborate with, remix, etc. And, mainly just get inspired by all the amazing music that people are making in your community," said producer/songwriter/artist Beatrice Lewis (Haiku Hands, Kardajala Kirridarra), who will be in Wagga Wagga.

The Regional Sessions have been created as a high-impact day to foster creativity, connections and industry knowledge at a crucial time for anyone pursuing music. As the music industry continues to face adversity due to the impacts of COVID-19 and limited performance opportunities and restricted travel, the skills that go into writing the songs that connect and endure are more important and vital than ever.