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NISHLA SMITH + Dave Gillan

  • July 3, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


$5 on the door

Nishla is a classically trained singer, writer, visual artist, and actress. She currently divides her time between Melbourne and Manchester, and is set to release a debut album of original music in 2017. Upon being awarded her Bachelor of Music with 1st Class Honours in 2010, she toured for several years with Opera Bites and the Ten Sopranos. In 2012, Nishla moved to Melbourne and formed the Nish Smith Trio; shortly after, she was featured as one of Triple J’s ‘Unearthed’ artists. During this period, Nishla also wrote, recorded, and toured her debut EP, Come On, Spaceman. Since 2015, she has split her time between Melbourne, where she is currently writing and recording a new album with producer Siew Ooi, and Europe, where she tours as a jazz singer and writes and illustrates picture books for children under the business name Niche Drawings. She has performed her originals live on BBC radio, and will feature as a Media City Unplugged guest artist this year, before embarking on a UK tour with Manchester classical outfit ‘The Manchester Collective’ in September.

Ben Dumas on keys, Stevie Newton on bass, Troy Male on guitar and Alex Gooding on drums.
Dave Gillan
Melbourne based Musician Dave Gillan has been playing the stages for almost 20 years with his unique husky operatic voice. Fronting acoustic rock outfit “Sunday Chairs” for the last Four years, Dave is now venturing on a solo career with the release of his debut single “You came along”.