BREWERY BOUND: Byron Bay singer-songwriter Nicole Brophy.
BREWERY BOUND: Byron Bay singer-songwriter Nicole Brophy. Polly Armstrong

Emerging artists converge for fourth RAW showcase

UPRISING will bring together 30 local emerging artists in fashion, music, visual and performing arts and more for a one-night extravaganza at Byron Bay Brewery.

Uprising is the fourth and final emerging arts showcase run by RAW Byron Bay this year, and promises to be packed with Byron Bay's emerging creatives.

One of those creatives is singer-songwriter Nicole Brophy, who will perform at the event. We had a chat to Brophy about her RAW Byron experience.

Is there a theme across your music?

I mainly write songs inspired by all I've experienced so far. (There are) themes of craving more from life and love, feelings of loss but in the same breath also being eternally grateful for the good and bad of it all.

Of your latest single, Empty Tin?

My new single Empty Tin, and the forthcoming album, were co-produced by myself and Sydney Green at a farmhouse in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

Why it is important for local artists to be part of events such as RAW Byron's Uprising?

RAW Byron is a great opportunity to meet people across all creative industries based in the Byron Bay area.

I am always looking to meet new people and finding connections, especially in creative fields, as I often need hairdressers and make-up artists for fancy gigs, photographers for photo shoots, graphic designers and artists for album or promo poster artwork, plus other musicians to play shows with.

At the Byron Brewery, 1 Skinners Shoot Rd, Byron Bay, today from 7pm. $20.



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