Settle the Score was written by Indistinct Chatter member, Michael Davis, who wanted to write a powerful ballad that resonated with women.
“I wasn’t really sure where the song was going or how good it could be until the first time I heard Andrea sing it. I knew I wanted her to be the one to record it. In my view she transforms the song into a potent message that’s difficult to ignore. Is it a happy ending or is it a tragedy? I’ll leave that for the listener to decide.”
So a lot of shows and music events have been cancelled over the next couple of weeks but that doesn’t mean that you need to miss out on being entertained by some of Dubbo’s most talented. Here is a collection of some of our favourites we’ve put together for your enjoyment – click here to send an email if you think there’s something or someone we should add to the list.
Recorded live theatre – Rehearsed: Staged readings of local writers ($5-$10)
A recording of a unique evening of local actors presenting rehearsed readings of the work of Dubbo writers by Wesley House Players. Plays, poems, short stories, monologues – exploring life’s big – and little – questions. Ticket = 1 years access.
A selection of short films made in Dubbo or by filmmakers from Dubbo.
“A Woman’s Touch” short film ($5.50, 365 days access)
When an aspiring, small town actress, lands the audition of a lifetime, she must choose between giving the director what he wants, and what he needs.
A comedy/drama shot in Dubbo, NSW as part of the Script to Screen Workshops in 2018/19 made possible through the support of Create NSW and Dubbo Regional Council. Dubbo Filmmakers is a not-for-profit established to promotes screen creation in Dubbo and surrounding areas. Revenue raised from the film will be put towards our programs and projects to develop local skills and talent and encourage community participation.
A Woman’s Touch was screened as part of the 2021 Artemis Women in Action Film Festival. Watch it here:
“Seeing” short film (free, contributions optional)
Seeing is a supernatural suspense drama about a young woman forced to choose between saving the lives of innocent children and saving her own life.
Izzi, 26, has become a recluse as her ‘gift’ meant she started losing herself to darkness. A former colleague begs her to help the police find who has responsible for a spate of missing children. Will Izzi agree and risk herself? Or will she walk away with children still disappearing?
Seeing was entirely shot in Dubbo with local cast and crew. Watch it online:
Studio 138 presents Small Space Gigs featuring The Mudflappers (free)
Author live reading: Val Clark reads her novel “Lost: A N’arth Chronicle” (free)
Fifteen year old Shannon Mackay, kidnapped and transported from Earth to the dying world of N’arth, has only one way back-save N’arth. Will she survive assassination attempts, betrayals and slavery and fulfil her quest? Armed with her wits, determination, courage, a sword, and eventually a few friends, she embarks on a perilous journey.
Award winning Dubbo author, Val Clark, reads her young adult novel Lost: A N’arth Chronicle in a series of Facebook Live videos. (Tip: go to the last video to get to the first chapter).
Studio 138 is pleased to be hosting Entanglement as part of the Dubbo Fringe on May 7 and 8, 2021. Entanglement is a collaboration between Voices of Women, Dubbo’s Outback Writers and Australian women writers. Among the incredible female performers who will be presenting these diverse works is Studio 138’s very own Georgie Saunders.
During Entanglement, you will immerse yourself in laughter, surprise and wonder and change the way you think about Australian storytelling.
A dress handed down over generations, a woman who takes her phone on a date, an eerie airport experience in COVID, finding a connection to the earth on country, locked down in a cupboard with only a mop to talk to, and notes to your younger self.
Rising Sun is Dubbo band, Indistinct Chatter’s, take on the old folk song House of the Rising Sun. Rising Sun is in a soft rock ballad with orchestral elements, and a scorching guitar solo performed by Wez Thompson on a Gibson 1960 reissue Les Paul with Humbucker pickups. The amp was an ML Sound Lab Amp SIM of a Van Halen 5150 Mark 3 Head.
The music video has a stylised 1950s retro-Noir film and tells the story of a young couple whose life falls apart thanks to drinking, gambling and gangsters.
Director’s statement (Daniel Rutter)
“The Rising Sun video came about after I was approached by Mick, lead singer of Indistinct Chatter to direct the script for a music video written by Erifili Davis. The song was Rising Sun, a version of the old folk song, House of the Rising Sun.
“The concept of the video was rather interesting as Erifili had centered it around a 50s gangster feel, and I saw the opportunity to try a Noir style of filming. I’ve always wanted to do a noir film so this was my chance. While I strayed a little from the noir look, I felt it to be pretty close to my original vision.”
Vocals + Guitar – Mick Davis
Guitar – Jackson Peackock
Bass – Daniel Rutter
Drums – Kirk Watts
with Guitar (solo) – Wez Thompson
Post audio production
Wez Thompson, Hot Trax Recording
Director / Cinematographer – Daniel Rutter, Daniel Rutter Films
Writer / Art director – Erifili Davis, Studio 138
Editor / Colorist – Daniel Rutter
‘B’ camera operators – Jackson Peacock / Marcello Davis
Producer – Erifili Davis
Boy – Jordan Davis
Girl – Milla Ross
Gambler – Thomas Roberts
Gambler – Beau Carter
Gambler – Oliver Burn
Body guard – Daryl Rodda
Man in park- Archie Creenaune
The Establishment Dubbo
The Milestone Hotel
About Studio 138
Studio 138 is located in Dubbo’s CBD and is a multi-purpose creative studio. As well as hosting our own live and online events and performances, we welcome other creatives looking to collaborate.
Studio 138, along with local band Indistinct Chatter and Daniel Rutter films, has been working on a music video for the song “Rising Sun”, a version of the folk song “House of the Rising Sun”, made famous in the 1960s by The Animals.
Above is the teaser trailer and we’ll be releasing the full version November 11, 2020. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the full version when it drops.
Studio 138 co-owner, Mick Davis, has released his first live performance recording, part of a planned five song original EP. “To Judy, From Daphne” is a very personal song. Read more about the story behind the song below the video.
Studio 138 is located in Dubbo’s CBD and is a multi-purpose creative studio. As well as hosting our own live and online events and performances, we welcome other creatives looking to collaborate. Find out more here or click here to send an email.
About the song (from Mick Davis)
I’m Mick and this is my first live performance recording. Please excuse the clumsy loop creation but one has to start somewhere.
This is a song I wrote late last year and I had been reflecting on for quite some time. I know my sister, Judy, had some trouble dealing with the absence of our mother, Daphne throughout her life as we lost her when we were all children. . Whilst I know little about our mother in a real sense, I do get a feel from others as to the type of lady she was. I wanted to try to reassure Judy that everything was okay and she should ‘treasure every precious moment’ as I believe Daphne would have wanted her to. Whilst this song specifically talks to Judy, I dedicate it to all my siblings, Patsy, Stephen, Jennifer and Judy, as I think we all deserve to know that our mother would be proud of us and the lives we have chosen for ourselves. It’s long and a little self-indulgent but I believe both ladies deserve the time.
Finally special thanks to my son, Marcello Davis, for the inspired video and sound production and his first foray into putting together a music clip.