Dry Season Darwin Days 

What an absolute ripper of a dry season we are having up here. Have had the blanket on the bed for at least the last month!

Means there's no excuse not to get out and enjoy all the fabulous festivals and shows that are happening almost everyday right now.

If you've been a bit of a social recluse then a perfect place to ease yourself back into it all is the Browns Mart Courtyard this Friday the 26th July.

I'll be playing a few tunes with my favourite blokes Richard Grace and Graham Ring. In fact it's Ringys birthday so come on down and buy him a birthday beer.

Plus it's a public holiday so you will have all day to think about what you're going to wear and to round up a group of mates to join you in a cold beer or glass of bubbles to kick start the long weekend.

Bar opens 4.30pm, music 5-7pm. 

See you there!

Surely it's not been a year! 

Holy moly has it been over a year!!!!

I promise I don't mean to be slack, time has just disappeared.

It's been a challenging year with a black cloud following me around most days of the first 8 months. 
Just this last month things have totally changed and my life has taken a drastically different new path.

A new job as General Manager at one of Darwin's oldest and well loved community arts organisation Tactile Arts is definitely a challenge but one I'm really grateful for and look forward to gaining a whole new skill set. Ralph is loving being able to come in to the air-conditioned office with me and keep all the members busy with pats.

I'm still doing the odd gig here and there, and am looking at a residency next year in the NT Archives writing songs about wild women of the Territory. 

The Living Room house concert series is going to be taking a hiatus as I'm having to move house Dec 7. The last hurrah is on Sat Nov 24 with myself, Lila Wellington and one other fabulously talented female singer songwriter yet to be announced.
Lewis Parsons will be accompanying on mando and viola. Tix $25 on the door, email me to book a seat. BYO drinks and nibbles as I'll be all packed up and won't be cooking.

Aside from that the buildup is in full swing so it's hot and sweaty and the beers are going down very easy.

When the dust settles with the new job, I'll swing by a few of your neighbourhoods and do a couple of shows.

Until then, stay cool, stay calm and get out and support live original music whenever you can>

Cheers and beers


Cox Country Club and Halloween in the Living Room 

Greetings from a lovely rainy Darwin buildup morning.

Just a quick note for local Darwin folks to tell you I'll be doing a solo performance at Girls Night In - a fundraiser for women’s cancer research, prevention programs and support services this Sat 21st Oct from 6pm at one of my favourite Top End venues, the Cox Country Club in Wagait . Don't worry blokes, you're more than welcome to come and join in the fun! Link here to the event: Girls Night In at Cox Country Club

Also some news re the Living Room - a house concert/ intimate exhibition space I organise here in Darwin.
Following on from the success of last years group show It’s a Dog’s Life and Marita Albers recent solo exhibition “Birds Flying North”, we thought it time for another group show. Heading into the buildup we’re all looking for any excuse for a party so we've decided to have one!  Also with Christmas not that far away it will be a great opportunity for you to buy a piece of great local art for your loved ones. 
When: Sat 28th October, opening at 6pm. 
The theme is Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, Samhain, or however the artists interpret this theme. Artists include Marita Albers, Colin Holt, Franck Gohier, Chayni Henry, Glenn Campbell, Koulla Roussos plus more to be confirmed. 
We encourage you to dress up in your favourite scary costume and hang around after the opening for drinks and food.
BYO grog and food will be provided by Taste Lab, (my culinary adventure with Chris Litowchak creating Mexican/Caribbean style street food) and available to purchase for a small price. 
Looking forward to seeing lots of scary art and costumes!

Aside from that I'm looking forward to putting my head down this wet season and being creative. I've been talking to a few of my musical friends and there could be an interesting show hitting the road from Sydney to Darwin in the not too distant future. Watch this space!

Hope you're all keeping your head above water and your heart on your sleeve.

Cheers and beers


Live 0n Friday Performance and Art in the Living Room 

Hey all you music and art lovers.

Just to let you know I haven't fallen off the edge of the earth or been swallowed by a crocodile, even though some of you may have been wondering as it's been a while between news letters.

Tomorrow will be the first gig I've done in Darwin with the band for a while (over a year!) and as it's my birthday, what better way to celebrate than performing at one of my favourite venues - Browns Mart, with two of my favourite people - Graham Ring on guitar and Richard Grace on double bass. We'll be on stage in the courtyard from 5pm till just before 7, then Mary Anne Butlers new play The Sound of Waiting takes over in the theatre.
Bar opens at 4.30 and Taste Lab, my new culinary adventure with Chris Litowchak, will be providing the usual awesome food from 5-7.30pm (Michael Jamvold will be stepping into my shoes to give Chris a hand).

Taste Lab has been providing tapas style street food with flavours from Mexico, the Caribbean and the Southern US every Friday at Browns Mart from 5-7pm. This week will be the last till September, then just one month and we finish at Browns Mart for the wet. People have been asking us if we're doing any pop ups over the wet. Watch out on our Facebook page @tastelabdarwin for locations. We're also available for Xmas party popups or any catering situation that likes a bit of culinary mayhem!

This Sunday Aug 6th, we'll be providing the food for an Art in the Living Room event, the first to christen the new space since the bi-fold doors have been installed.
we will be hosting an exhibition of awesome prints, paintings and paraphernalia by the gorgeous Marita Albers. 3-7pm BYO. For info on the address get in touch at







Hope to see you at one or all of these gatherings this weekend or at Taste Lab somewhere in the future.

Cheers and beers


2017 who knew! 

Hey everyone. 
Just a quick hello to reassure you things are still kicking along on at my end despite the way a lot of the world seems to be going crazy.
It's been great to have been able to take some time out these last couple of months and to have some space to figure out whats important to me. One thing that has really become clear is that time is flying along at a massive rate of knots and we don't have any to waste!
The things I thought I were going to be doing this year never eventuated. However, after a serious case of panic anxiety, a new door has opened and I have been given an opportunity of following a dream I've had for many years in food. More details on that soon!
But for the very near future (next week!) I will be getting on a plane to Canberra for the National Folk Festival where I'll be performing with good friends and great musos Richard Grace and Damien Neil.
I have some new songs up my sleeve and a new found inspiration to get out there and share them with you all. Am really looking forward to catching up with many old friends and to hopefully make some new ones as well. This'll be my first musical adventure this year aside from my solo library shows in Darwin. I'm ready to frock up and rock out! 
I have a few more gigs in the works but will let you know more as they're confirmed. Until then, see you at The National! 
Tracey xo

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