Sunday afternoon perfection

Sit back and relax at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.

When: Sunday 27 October 2019 from 1:30pm  to 4:30pm 

Listen to the acoustics sounds of four talented performers with the Savannah Lake as the stunning backdrop. Bring a chair or picnic rug and settle in for an perfect Sunday afternoon 

A variety of delicious food options will be available including a variety of share platters, ice cream van and cheese and wine packages. There will also be giant games to enjoy.

Full outdoor bar facilities available on site. No BYO alcohol permitted. Security will be onsite conducting bag checks on entry.

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Smith & Jones

Smith & Jones, made up of keyboard player and vocalist Abby Smith, with guitarist and vocalist Sophie Jones, have never been ones to follow the pack. Though classified as alt-country, their goal has never been to remain within the confines of any genre, preferring to let their sound and their songs take them where they will. Nowhere does this desire for individuality shine brighter then on their newly released second album ‘Something Worth Learning’. Recorded at both Love Hz Studios and Linear Recording in Leichhardt, Sydney and produced by Michael Carpenter, ‘Something Worth Learning’ is still full of the charm and joy audiences have come to expect from Smith & Jones. This new work delicately balances themes of love and loss, friendship and isolation, emotional desire and freedom, fearlessly exploring the depths of their musical partnership with the listener by their side.

Clinton Hoy

The hardest thing about a jigsaw puzzle is being able to see the whole picture while the pieces lay strewn across the table. It’s why the puzzle metaphor was perfect for the latest collection of songs from Clinton Hoy, “Pieces of Different Puzzles” It wasn’t immediately apparent that these songs would even come together, what their connection was or how they could form a bigger picture - but come together they did, the funny shaped pieces, the corner pieces, the edge pieces. All stories that were a part of Clinton’s bigger puzzle. Playing these songs live allows them to form a tighter narrative, interspersed with the anecdotes and inspirations behind the tracks, the pieces might come together differently every time, but they tell a story all the same. In some ways they reveal parts about themselves and his life that weren’t immediately obvious - and for Clinton, that’s where the discovery lies, in putting it all together.

Daphne Brooks

Daphne Brooks is a singer-songwriter from the central tablelands in NSW. Her delicate melodies have been entertaining audiences across the region for the past three years. Musical influences include Angus and Julia Stone, The Lumineers, Missy Higgins and Wes Carr. Drawing Inspiration from these influences as well as the musicians, poets and storytellers that inhabit her home town, Daphne’s original tracks reflect the art of storytelling crafted in song form.

Irene Halloran

Born in regional NSW, Irene has always had a passion for and connection to music. She has been singing since she was a child and began songwriting as a teenager. In 2011 she recorded an album then toured in America with the University of Newcastle Chamber Choir. She then completed 6th grade Soprano through AMEB.  Irene is now a solo artist covering a mixture of pop, rock, irish and classical songs while still writing and performing originals and volunteering for the aged care community.