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Winter Tour 2024: Western Australia

Woodfordia Inc 

presents

Winter Tour 2024: Western Australia

featuring JED PARSONS (NZ) and ALANA WILKINSON (AUS)

Jed Parsons

Jed Parsons

In a number of short years since the release of his dazzling debut album, ‘Midnight Feast’ (IMNZ Debut Release of The Year finalist), indie-pop virtuoso Jed Parsons has etched his mark on the New Zealand music scene. With over 2 million streams to his name, and countless tours across Aotearoa including appearances at prestigious festivals such as Auckland City Limits and Electric Avenue, Parsons has solidified his reputation as one of the country’s premier singer-songwriters.

Following the success of his sophomore album, ‘Brunch,’ in 2021—hailed by critics and celebrated in publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine—Parsons continues to captivate audiences with his infectious melodies and compelling songwriting. Radio New Zealand praised his track “Breathe” as one of the standout songs of the year, also noting that his choruses were among the catchiest in Aotearoa of the time.

While Parsons has already left a small mark on the Australian music scene through performances at the iconic folk festivals of Woodford, The National, and Port Fairy from behind the drums with his cousin / award-winning indie-folk artist Mel Parsons, his upcoming jaunt with the Festival of Small Halls marks the debut tour of his own on Australian soil. Armed with a rich 10-year-old back catalogue of indie, pop, and folk originals, Parsons brings the esteemed reputation of one of New Zealand’s most beloved indie talents.

Parsons’ music strikes a delicate balance between eccentricity and intimacy, brimming with energy and musical sensitivity. Despite dangerous flirtations with comedy and children’s music in recent times, his dedication to his craft remains unwavering, with a wealth of new material poised for release in 2024. Prepare to be captivated once again as Parsons continues to enchant audiences with his boundless creativity and undeniable talent.

 

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If you’re a fan of upbeat indie-pop, then you might already be aware of Kiwi muso Jed Parsons. But if not, he’s undoubtedly about to become one of your new favourite artists… – Tone Deaf, Australia

Nobody is writing catchier choruses in Aotearoa right now – RNZ

Jed Parsons’ sophomore effort uniquely showcases Kiwi middle-class suburbia with power Brit-pop energy and deeply relatable tunes – Rolling Stone

Alana Wilkinson

Alana Wilkinson

Award winning songwriter and folk-pop-punk poet Alana Wilkinson continues to emerge as one of the most loved artists on the Australian scene.

Combining delicate melodies with disarmingly insightful vignettes about the human condition, Wilkinson is a smiling assassin. Her songs skewer ex-lovers, would-be suitors, ridiculous social norms and the absurd challenges of a suburban upbringing in a merciless, yet strangely affectionate way, leaving audiences feeling like they’re sitting in her living room, chatting about life over a steaming cuppa.

2024 is making a memorable mark for Wilkinson – kicking off with standing ovations at Woodford Folk Festival, completing the Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour with Scottish fiddler Ryan Young, touring theatres with Aussie rock legend Ross Wilson and Ben Lee and heading to the US for an official showcase at Folk Alliance International. Alana’s highly anticipated debut album ‘Half Time Oranges’ will explode confetti-style as it delivers the dreamy, hilarious and inspiring body of work that audiences have fallen in love with at her shows.

Alana Wilkinson has guitar, will travel. Since 2018 Alana has turned heads with extensive tours, a string of triumphant major festival appearances (Woodford, Queenscliff, Port Fairy) and wonderfully received support spots for the likes of Daryl Braithwaite, Tim Freedman, Fanny Lumsden, Clare Bowditch and The Pierce Brothers.

In 2021 Alana welcomed her son Rafferty into the world, albeit very early with a 24 week arrival. With a 3 month stint in the NICU, a dramatic flood evacuation and a year of home oxygen, Raffy has been a constant source of song inspiration. ‘In 2023 Alana’s song ‘Dream Big’, written for her son in the NICU, won the renowned Roddy Read Songwriting Award and 2024 sees her song ‘Square One’ in the semi finals for Listen Up’ Songwriting Prize. 

Alana Wilkinson in all her sunshiny glory, is always one to watch.

She’s a national treasure – Fanny Lumsden

One of those artists who can get on stage and capture the attention of an entire room – Sarah Howells, Double J

Infectious positivity  – Tommy Faith, triple j Unearthed

Badgingarra, 7 August 2024

Badgingarra Community Centre, WA, Yued Country Badgingarra Community Centre stands on the traditional lands of the Yued People. The Badgingarra Community Centre had a former life as the PCYC (Police & Citizens Youth Club) in South Fremantle from 1958 to 1978. Due to a road realignment, the hall had to be demolished. Badgingarra had been … Read more

Perenjori, 8 August 2024

Perenjori Town Hall, WA, Badimia Country  Built in 1938, the Perenjori Hall is a classic example of art deco style construction. Location of local weddings, cabarets (cornflakes on the floor for extra ‘slip’!), christenings, and beer-soaked football wind-ups, the Hall has a place in the memories of local Perenjori community members. Festival of Small Halls … Read more

Yorkrakine, 9 August 2024

Yorkrakine Hall, WA, Ballardong Nyoongar Country  Yorkrakine Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Ballardong Nyoongar People. Once upon a time this community boasted a school, general store, hall and a wheatbin serving the local farmers of the district. The Agricultural Hall which was constructed in 1926 still remains standing strong, and over the … Read more

Southern Cross, 10 August 2024

Southern Cross Community Centre, WA, Kalaamaya Country  Southern Cross Community Centre stands on the traditional lands of the Kalaamaya People. The Southern Cross Community Hall was replaced with the building standing today and opened 14th December 1996. It has hosted many performances and special events from local weddings to comedy shows, riverdance to ballet and … Read more

Kalgoorlie-Boulder, 11 August 2024

The Rep Club, WA The Goldfields Repertory Club was formed in 1931 and has been operating a theatre in Brookman Street since 1938. The current location was opened in 1976 after the original building was destroyed in a fire. Festival of Small Halls returns to Kalgoorlie-Boulder on Sunday, 11 August 2024 with Jed Parsons (NZ) … Read more

Newdegate, 14 August 2024

Newdegate Town hall, WA, Nyaki Nyaki Country  Newdegate Town Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Nyaki Nyaki People.  Newdegate Town Hall started as a dancer’s hall back in 1925. A committee was formed to raise funds for a small dance hall, which was constructed in time for the railway line opening in March … Read more

Borden, 15 August 2024

Borden Pavilion, WA, Goreng Country Borden Pavilion stands on the traditional lands of the Goreng People. ‘In the middle of everywhere’   Welcome to Borden Pavilion, the vibrant nucleus of the tight-knit rural community of Borden.   The Pavilion serves as a focal point for local events, gatherings and activities, bringing together residents from the … Read more

Narrikup, 16 August 2024

Narrikup Hall, WA, Menang Noongar Country Narrikup Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Menang Noongar People. Narrikup is the southernmost townsite in the Shire of Plantagenet, located 17km from Mount Barker and home of the Biggest Cricket Bat in the Southern Hemisphere.  The name ‘Narrikup’ is derived from the Aboriginal name of a … Read more

Tambellup, 17 August 2024

Tambellup Hall, WA, Goreng Country  Tambellup Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Goreng People. The former Agricultural hall, now the Tambellup Hall, is of historical and social significance, hosting social and civic events venue since 1906. It is a fine example of Interwar Free Classical architecture with the 1926 front addition, that makes … Read more

Witchcliffe, 18 August 2024

Witchcliffe Hall, WA A historic wooden hall built in the 1930’s, Witchcliffe Hall has been used as community venue, shop and other purposes over time. It is known locally as “The Druids Hall” due to a group in the 1930’s who held their meetings regularly at the hall. They were a fraternity called “The Druids” … Read more

Augusta, 20 August 2024

Augusta Centennial Hall, WA, Wardandi Country   Beautiful Augusta, where two oceans meet, is as far south-west as one can go in Australia. The Centennial Hall is an integral part of Augusta citizens’ celebratory life events, a place for creative pursuits of music, dance, art and craft, or on the more physical side, a location for … Read more

Nannup, 21 August 2024

Nannup Town Hall, WA, Bibbulmun and Wardandi Country Nannup Town Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Bibbulmun and Wardandi People. The old Nannup Town Hall is an iconic venue with great acoustics. Built in 1903 out of timber (as befits a timber town), the hall has held many events, including the first schoolhouse … Read more

Brunswick, 22 August 2024

Brunswick Town Hall, WA, Binjareb and Wardandi Noongar Country  Brunswick Town Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Binjareb and Wardandi Noongar People. Brunswick Town Hall is historically associated with the development of the district in the 1930s. The hall is a special place for the community, holding memories of many events, attended by … Read more

Elgin, 23 August 2024

Elgin Hall, WA, Wadandi Country   Elgin Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wadandi People. In 2023, Elgin Hall celebrated its 90th birthday. The Capel region is renowned for its ancient jarrah and tuart forests, and 29km of beaches dotted with dramatic dunes. Roughly halfway between the centres of Bunbury and Busselton, and nestled … Read more

Waroona, 24 August 2024

Waroona Memorial Hall, WA, Bindjareb Noongar Country  Waroona Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Bindjareb Noongar People. The Waroona Memorial Hall opened in 1934 in front of the showgrounds, and was used to screen movies for some years. The hall also has a room for Returned Service League (RSL) memorabilia, and Prime … Read more

Williams, 25 August 2024

Williams Town Hall, WA, Willman Country Williams Town Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Willman People. The Williams Memorial Hall was built in 1959 on the original site of the Williams Road Board. Located on the main street of Williams, the Hall is frequently used for repertory productions and represents the resilience and … Read more

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Woodfordia Inc presents Festival of Small Halls Winter Tour 2024: Western Australia featuring Alana Wilkinson and Jed Parsons

Festival of Small Halls has announced that Jed Parsons (NZ) and Alana Wilkinson (AUS) will feature on their upcoming Winter Tour 2024: Western Australia

 

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JED PARSONS (NZ)

In a number of short years since the release of his dazzling debut album, ‘Midnight Feast’ (IMNZ Debut Release of The Year finalist), indie-pop virtuoso Jed Parsons has etched his mark on the New Zealand music scene. With over 2 million streams to his name, and countless tours across Aotearoa including appearances at prestigious festivals such as Auckland City Limits and Electric Avenue, Parsons has solidified his reputation as one of the country’s premier singer-songwriters.

Parsons’ music strikes a delicate balance between eccentricity and intimacy, brimming with energy and musical sensitivity. Despite dangerous flirtations with comedy and children’s music in recent times, his dedication to his craft remains unwavering, with a wealth of new material poised for release in 2024. Prepare to be captivated once again as Parsons continues to enchant audiences with his boundless creativity and undeniable talent.

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ALANA WILKINSON (AUS)

Award winning songwriter and folk-pop-punk poet Alana Wilkinson continues to emerge as one of the most loved artists on the Australian scene.

Combining delicate melodies with disarmingly insightful vignettes about the human condition, Wilkinson is a smiling assassin. Her songs skewer ex-lovers, would-be suitors, ridiculous social norms and the absurd challenges of a suburban upbringing in a merciless, yet strangely affectionate way, leaving audiences feeling like they’re sitting in her living room, chatting about life over a steaming cuppa.

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This Tour is supported by the WA Government, Department for Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under current government Covid Safe regulations, and has stringent Workplace Health and Safety requirements for all travelling artists and crew. Under the terms and conditions of all events, you must not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.

Please do your bit to protect others and keep your community safe.

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