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6 July 2024: SONG WRITING WORKSHOP with Kay Proudlove

    with Kay Proudlove – Singer/songwriter
    2pm – 3pm Saturday 6 July 2024
    The Twyford – Theatre Foyer

    FREE for participants 12 – 18+
    Places limited – book your free place now!


    The workshop includes:

    • Live performance by Kay
    • Writing activity for attendees
    • Q&A about song writing and the music industry
    • Hand out sheet for you to take home with song writing tips

    The aim of the workshop is to give an insight into Kay’s writing method and the progression of her career in the hope that it is useful to both aspiring and experienced song writers. Attendee may not get to complete a song in the allotted time, but will learn a method of writing that they can take with them. If particular students do want to showcase what they achieve in the hour they are more than welcome to do so (time permitting).

    Also, don’t miss seeing Kay’s show DEAR DIARY on 5 & 6 July at The Twyford.


    Emotional and witty, Kay is a Wollongong raised indie-folk singer-songwriter with a remarkably agile, engaging, honest, soul-bearing voice and a wry, dry-ice sense of humour. With a live performance style that is much like being invited into her lounge room, her songs are truly stories set to melody, by turns relatable, humorous and heartbreaking. Creating an intimacy between audience and performer through vulnerability, Kay’s live show is likely to leave you wondering whether all of her songs are about you.

    The co-ordination that never showed up for Kay on any sort of sporting field has made itself known in a marriage of acoustic guitar, voice and lyrics that are practiced in the art of observation. This skill has been refined over the last 20 years while performing her work around Australia, including appearances at Woodford Folk Festival, The National Folk Festival, Illawarra Folk Festival, Nannup Music Festival as well as every bar in Greater Sydney that local emerging artists cut their teeth on. Never shying away from an audience of strangers, Kay befriends quickly and has opened shows for the likes of Tim Freedman, Katie Noonan, William Crighton, 19-Twenty, Caiti Baker, Shaun Kirk, Hollie Col, The Northern Folk and Boat Keeper.
    Having already released two EPs and a live album, 2020 saw Kay release the relatable and wordy single Maybe I’m Not a Grown Up, which documents torturous trips to the supermarket, laundry confusion and underlying social anxiety. “I felt that now was as good a time as any to release it into the world, having lived the past couple months of my adult life feeling more like a child than ever,” she says of her time in iso. “Eat, sleep, cry, buy a plant, repeat.” – a mantra that unexpectedly carried over to 2021. Taking the opportunity to work on new things while the world was upside down, Kay used 2020 to compose the musical works for See You Later Mum, a black comedy stage show written by Christine Firkin, which Kay performed in at Adelaide Fringe Festival in March 2021. The show received a four star review from Stage Whispers who commented that “Proudlove’s beautiful songs are carried on a guitar and a voice – sometimes the two voices, harmonising heartfelt lyrics with clever rhymes.” 
    Most recently, Kay developed and premiered Dear Diary with Merrigong Theatre Company – a new theatre show inspired by entries from her teenage journals that weaves a story full of music, storytelling nostalgia, hilarity and reflection on what it means to grow up.

    This workshop is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative