The Songbird Sessions | Adelaide Fringe

After more than 12 months on the road, singer songwriter Laura Hill returns to her hometown to present ‘The Songbird Sessions’ at the Aurora Spiegeltent – a one-off musical and visual adventure capturing life on the road with photographer Darren Longbottom and featuring Darren’s stunning award-winning land and oceanscape photography. Laura will be joined by acclaimed musicians Juzzie Smith (NSW), Tom Richardson (VIC), Tim Bennett, and Tim Irrgang.

This one-off homecoming show in The Garden Of Unearthly Delights celebrates and documents those travels from Hobart to Darwin, Uluru to The Kimberleys, and home again to the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Husband, surfing companion, and photographer Darren Longbottom is a Bronze and Silver EPSON International Pano award winner, whose shot ‘Bushfire Barrel’ features on the cover of the Australian National Geographic ANZAG 2015 Diary. Darren also takes Laura’s publicity shots. Specialising in film-based large-format landscape and ocean imagery, Darren handcrafts his own frames using recycled and salvaged timbers. With their shared passion for the ocean, surfing, the Australian landscape and their wandering spirit, Darren’s images and Laura’s music are a perfect complement.

‘The Songbird Sessions’ is the only chance to catch Laura Hill in Adelaide before she jumps back in the van, and is sure to leave you wanting to pack your bags and head on her next adventure with her!


Praise For Laura Hill

“There’s a reason why Laura Hill is considered a top South Aussie act” – Music SA
“… busting with feel good summer vibes.” – BSide Magazine

“There are no gimmicks attached to Hill, she is a no frills vocalist and she doesn’t need anything more than voice alone” – Vulture Magazine

“soothing and tranquil … a great storyteller” – Glam Adelaide

“Exquisite” – The AU Review

“With her new EP, Powdered Sunshine, Laura Hill proves that she can tackle soulful folk without letting it melt into sugary spin … Nothing is allowed to linger too long; folk twang is offset by pop cheer or melancholy lyricism. The glimmer of tooth and claw that she bares is refreshing and exciting” – RipItUp Magazine

“With themes like love, life and travel featuring strongly in Hill’s lyrics, it’s hard not to be swept away in your mind to a calm coastal town where the sun always shines” – ArtsHub

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