CategoryStand by your band

It’s always a challenge for musicians to get airplay on the radio.
We invite musicians across all genres and at all stages of your performing career to give us your demo tape, CD or upload.
We’ll make a time for you to record an intro about yourself and then put together a full program dedicated to your music to play on LACE radio.
No fees will be payable either to you or by you – it’s free promotional air time. Contact us first via the contact form and we’ll take it from there.

Karen Lee Andrews – blues and soul

The Zeppelin Room, Harmonie German Club
49 Jerrabomberra Avenue
Saturday, 8 July 2023
7:00 pm to 11 pm

Karen Lee Andrews’ music falls into the genres of oceanic blues and soul music.  She tours as a three-piece band with Yanya Boston on drums and Adam Ventoura on bass.

Listen to Karen Lee Andrews performing Promise
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Ben Drysdale – a kind of musical coming out

The East Row Rabble has been performing around Canberra for years. But its founder, singer, songwriter, actor and director Ben Drysdale, is now establishing his credentials as a solo and accompanied performer. And he learned recently that he is a category winner in an international songwriting competition.

Ben Drysdale spoke to Richard about his work and musical career
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Of snakes, opals and Dolly Parton: Canberra-born country singer Victoria Edwards

Victoria Edwards remembers having to avoid snakes as she walked to school in the northern Canberra suburb of Macgregor.

Now a country singer, opal cutter and visual artist, she says she saw more snakes in Canberra than she has in far southwest Queensland, where she lives in the town of Windorah, population about 50.

It was a while ago, but among her memories of Canberra were shopping trips to Kippax, before her family sold up and moved to Quilpie to run a guesthouse – only to become victims of fraud. Fortunately, a chance meeting led to her father, and later Victoria, becoming opal cutters.

She also grew up on Dolly Parton albums, though when she started singing professionally she fought the urge to perform country music, thinking it uncool. But she now performs at gigs including at the Big Red Bash west of Birdsville. She’s released two albums and is planning a third.

Victoria Edwards talks to Richard about her life and music, with selections from her current album, Authentic