POME is excited to announce the return of a Melbourne music institution: the Unpaved Songwriter Sessions. After an eight year hiatus, it's time to start breathing new life into Naarm/Melbourne's rich songwriting scene with artists new, emerging and established. Each week will feature four original artists performing in-the-round for an appreciative listening audience in the comfortable and inspiring setting of POME, Richmond.
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AND if youre looking to become apart of this unique series of sessions, applications are open -
Lachlan Bryan, together with his band The Wildes, has built his reputation on storytelling. Over the past eight years they have released four records, toured Europe and the USA multiple times, shared stages with Americana and country heavyweights and picked up a string of awards, including the Golden Guitar for ‘alt country album of the year’ with their landmark release Black Coffee. Lachlan was a favourite of the original Unpaved Sessions and we can’t wait to have him back.
Joyce Prescher is a Melbourne based singer-songwriter originally from the Netherlands. Slowly but steadily, Joyce has been making a name for herself in the Americana and folk scene.
With her carefully crafted lyrics, haunting melodies and rich velvety vocals she takes you back to days long gone. Her words are delivered with such honesty and melancholy, you cannot help but be roped in and left mesmerised.
Joyce Prescher recently released Sleep Now, the first single of her upcoming sophomore album, which is to be released in the second half of 2022.
In 2020 Joyce toured as part of a show called Keep the Circle Unbroken, a show curated by Delsinki. She features on the same titled album which was recorded live in July 2020 at the Memo Music Hall in St Kilda, between the two Melbourne lockdowns. On the tour she shared the stage with many Australian favourites, including Tim Rogers, Kylie Auldist, Mick Thomas, Debra Byrne, Sarah Carroll, Kerryn Fields and XANI.
In November 2021 she performed as part of three sold out shows paying tribute to the late Justin Townes Earle at the Brunswick Ballroom.
Joyce recently completed a regional tour as part of the ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’ line up, with artists including Abby Dobson, Freya Josephine Hollick, Charm of Finches, Van Walker, Grim Fawkner and more.
Darcy Fox is a queer indie/pop artist with a passion for great melodies and raw, vulnerable lyrics. Writing about her experience as a queer woman, she's attracted a legion of fans that are drawn to her authenticity as a songwriter.
She started her career at the age of 15, moving swiftly from gigs in her hometown to festivals and stages across the world. She's supported some of Australia's favourite names - from The Pierce Brothers to Russell Morris and Jimmy Barnes - and headlined her own shows nationally.
After independently releasing 2 EP’S, an album and multiple singles, she's gearing up for her most honest release yet.
Whether she's playing with her band or using her loop pedal to create a one-woman-show, Darcy uses her natural charisma to enthrall any crowd.
Zac Alwyn is a Singer/Songwriter with a calming and nostalgic tone. His music captures a warm, folk-inflected sound with a soothing vocal delivery expertly interacting with his deft and delicate acoustic guitar work. Drawing influence from classic 70s songwriters such as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, Alwyn writes songs which are honest, reflective and touch on the highs and lows of relatable human emotion. His enchanting performance and charming onstage persona provide an intimate setting and cathartic release for audiences.