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The Newsagency 5th Birthday: Alison Avron w/ Lola Sola & Jenny Biddle

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 continue with artist in-residence, Lola Sola and everyone's favourite local soundie cum muso, Fingermae


Lola Sola

With her roots in Aotearoa (NZ), Lola Sola is a singer-songwriter with a dynamic vocal range and emotive lyrics; blending folk, soul and a hint of blues. In late 2015, following a successful crowd-funding campaign, she went on to record an EP and tour New Zealand. Currently based in Sydney Australia, she has released her first studio album ‘Walking Back from Hell’, a stripped-back collection of originals recorded at A Sharp Recording Studios with producers, Richard Lake & Joe Sharratt. 

Lola’s solo performances are intimate and captivating. Her shows are always developing with the different collaborative efforts of the musicians she works with. 

‘Walking Back from Hell’ is a collection of honest song writing. Pairing haunting lyrics with delicate harmonies and simple guitar riffs, it sets a backdrop of an artist who has a powerful connection to her experiences and a lot more stories to tell.


Jenny Biddle


Now based in sunny Scotland practising the art, our very own Jenny Biddle, Melbourne’s Best Busker 2010-2012 is briefly returning for her ONLY Australian Tour this year, freshly armed with unnecessary skills and vocab from the Scottish wilderness. Celebrating FIVE albums, our indie folk/blues songsmith, acoustic guitar-maker, proficient pianist, recovering chocoholic and harmonica squawker, will enthral you with new tunes, old favourites, and a bundle of laughs from her months in the winter bog. Don’t miss her only concerts this Australian summer!


Earlier Event: November 8
Mae Trio (Melb)
Later Event: November 13
Jen Stroud w/ Colleen O'Connell