Songs from Northam Avenue created by Toby Martin
1 Powerhouse Road, Liverpool, NSW, 2170, Australia
14th April 2018
Toby Martin - singer, songwriter and frontman of indie rock band, Youth Group - will perform a special concert inspired by the residents of Bankstown for one night only at Casula Powerhouse on Saturday 14 April. He appears alongside a full band featuring local Western Sydney musicians, bringing to life his critically acclaimed album, Songs From Northam Avenue. As part of an Urban Theatre Projects artist residency in 2013, Martin was invited to write songs on residents’ front verandahs and nature strips along Northam Avenue in Bankstown. A year later, he returned to finish a collection of songs inspired by the people he met, which he performed accompanied by band of local musicians as part of BANKSTOWN:LIVE for Sydney Festival. The resulting album, Songs From Northam Avenue, was released by Ivy League records in February 2017 and met with great acclaim, with 4.5 stars from Rolling Stone and 5 stars from The Music.com. Other collaborators joining Martin on the night include Bree van Reyk (drums, arrangements), a composer, percussionist, producer and member of Synergy and Ensemble Offspring and Zoe Hauptmann (electric bass and double bass) who has worked with artists such as Missy Higgins, Paul Kelly and Neil Finn.