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Songs from Northam Avenue

Urban Theatre Projects is excited to be hosting an intimate ‘house concert’ to celebrate the recent release of Toby Martin’s new album Songs from Northam Avenue.

Rolling Stone gave the album ★★★★☆!

Where it all startedThe album is inspired by Toby’s residency which took place in the front yard of Bankstown local resident David Cranston on Northam Avenue in 2013. Four years later, Toby is back to perform these songs live with some very special guests.

A unique experienceThis intimate ‘house concert’ in David Cranston’s backyard is a not-to-be-missed experience with Toby and his Guests (including Mahmmd Lelo on Qanun from BANKSTOWN:LIVE and Home Country and Dang Lan on Dan Tranh).



ABOUT TOBY MARTINToby Martin is a musician, songwriter. He is perhaps best known for his role as the lead singer with Sydney rock band Youth Group, with whom he has released four albums, toured the world, won an ARIA, and had a Number One single in 2006 with ‘Forever Young’. Toby also has a solo practice, and has released two albums under his own name. The most recent is Songs From Northam Avenue (2017) which was commissioned by Urban Theatre Projects. This album was inspired by the Sydney suburb of Bankstown and is a collaboration with musicians of Arabic and Vietnamese background. He has also recently co-written and co-produced an album with the ‘Koori King of Country’ Roger Knox. Toby is also an historian and his first book Yodelling Boundary Riders: country music in Australia since the 1920s was published in 2015. He is currently researching the life and music of Aboriginal singer-songwriter Dougie Young. Toby is currently based in the UK where he works as Lecturer in Popular Music at the University of Huddersfield.