Newstead Sessions- Above The Bit

AOQR is a webseries of interviews and duets hosted by Mandy Connell. The Newstead Sessions were shot in January 2019 and feature Skip Gorman, Enda Kenny, Above the Bit, Well Into Winter, Sarah Koshcak Ceramics, Kelly Skinner (Director of Newstead Live). Shot, recorded and edited by Bob Hutchison. Logo by 16th Floor Designs.

Above the Bit is Luke Watt and Nigel Wearne’s collaboration: a historical based songwriting project turned into a full length album produced by Matt Walker at Stovepipe Records. The record features backing vocals from host Mandy Connell, and a raft of fabulous musicians including Corinn Strating (Flute), Danny McKenna, (Drums) Steve Hadley (Bass). 

  • Land of Equal Share
  • The Devil’s Face


An Otherwise Quiet Room acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we are located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present.

AOQR is funded by Mandy Connell and a small group of kind donors. Special thanks to Speakeasy Productions for consultation work – paid and donated, and to Creative Victoria for an early contribution of $1040 towards promotion of the Yarra Sessions Launch.

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