The Newsagency 5th Birthday w/ Sarah Belkner & Tom Dickins

Yep! That's right! For 5 wonderful years, The Newsagency has hosted a plethora of local and independent Australian artists. To celebrate, founder and songwriter, Alison Avron will be hosting a monthly Thursday night showcase of artists she thinks are pretty awesome.

Celebrations kick off with regular darlings to our tiny little stage, Sarah Belkner & Tom Dickins

Sarah Belkner

After the release of her highly touted EP 'HUMANS' in 2015, Belkner is back with her signature sound that ferries catchy, emotional lyrical depth and vocal ear candy for days to a rich beautifully strange world of complex, subtle and layered arrangements.

Produced by Sarah Belkner and her husband, highly renowned engineer Richard Belkner, at their studio Free Energy Device in Camperdown, Belkners work is both intricate and clear in its songwriting, performance, and production.

Alongside Belkner’s astonishing vocal performance sits an elite selection of singers in the backing vocal ranks including the 'Banshee Chorus' made up of local vocal mafia Elana Stone, NGAIIRE, Billie McCarthy and a guest croon from Brendan Maclean.

Belkner has just returned from touring the UK and Europe supporting Sarah Blasko and is currently the main support for the wonderful OLYMPIA's 'Self Talk' National album tour.

Tom Dickins

Tom Dickins is a singer-songwriter based in Melbourne. His genuinely original songs dance between genres and are delivered with THAT voice. His songs are dark in tone and uplifting in delivery. When he is not writing songs, he is often found collaborating on projects in Australia and abroad, including Amanda Palmer, Jagged Little Singalong, Romeo & Juliet