Joe Abercrombie & Happening Hobart

It’s all been at my doorstep recently, wherever I turned there was something to see, do, attend, revel in – and this was just in and around Hobart!

Last weekend there was wonderful community-building The Works FestivalΒ at Glenorchy, Music Tas’ Amplified Festival (that I was very proud to be involved in with The Fringe Dwellers). The previous week we had Synesthesia at MONA and theΒ Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival…… and a visit from Joe Abercrombie – one of my favorite writers.

For the uninitiated, he’s the author of six books all set (so far) in a world not too dissimilar from our own in the late middle ages or early renaissance . The First Law Trilogy (1. The Blade Itself, 2. Before They Are Hanged, 3. Last Argument Of Kings) is an epic, humorous, brutal and twisting introduction to this guy’s universe – and I wouldn’t recommend it to the squeamish! Best Served Cold (my personal favorite), The Heroes and recently released Red Country are stand alone novels that include characters from the trilogy.

Apart from the fact he writes really well, he’s also quite a charming young man and has a family to feed – go buy his books πŸ™‚

The delightful Joe Abercrombie

Solo Shows

Two solo gigs coming up in Hobart…..

Thursday 15th November Irish Murphy’s, Salamanca Place, Hobart 9pm

Saturday 17th November Brookfield Winery, Channel Hwy, Margate 12:30pm

Follow the links for more details

Debra πŸ™‚

The Fringe Dwellers play Amplified Festival

The Fringe Dwellers ripping it up at Amplified 2012

After a super-busy week (including storms and tornado warnings for downtown Hobart!) The Fringe Dwellers got down to the business last night at The Grand Poobah in Hobart and played at the Music Tas Amplified Festival.

It was a total hoot, with heaps of friends there and lots of new ones. We played a cracker set and generally had a brilliant time. Hoping to have TFD gig news soon! Check out The Fringe Dwellers’ Facebook page for updates πŸ˜‰

Meanwhile, our good mate Lindal McDonald took some great pics…. hope you like them!

Peace to you all,



The Fringe Dwellers at Amplified 2012

From L-R: Malcolm Battersby, Debra Manskey, James Excell & Oscar Neyland