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Clare Bowditch first to bring vibes to Live Music Lake Mac


She continues to empower women all over the country by sharing her vulnerability in word and song. 

Since openly admitting to suffering years of self-doubt, Australia has wrapped its arms around Clare Bowditch, embracing her as one of our favourite girls next door. 

It seems everything the 48-year-old touches now turns to gold. 

The mother-of-three is a singer, songwriter, broadcaster, actor, and author whose dulcet tones and honest reflections continue to win hearts. 

It is her relatability and her raw talent that has won her an ARIA Award for her music, seen her nominated for a Logie Award for her role in Offspring, and awarded her an ABIA for Best New Writer after she published her first book Your Own Kind of Girl. 

In her music career, Bowditch has toured and performed at almost every festival, venue and truck-stop in the country, sharing the stage with the likes of John Butler, Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins and Gotye. 

Next month audiences at Warners Bay Theatre, baramayiba, will get to experience her talents up close, with an intimate concert marking the start of Live Music Lake Mac. 

Coincidently, Bowditch’s performance will take place on International Women’s Day (8 March). 

It would not be far-fetched to imagine her single Woman is likely to inadvertently become a local anthem for the iconic global date. 

And, if that wasn’t enough incentive to purchase tickets, once you’ve heard the voice of the evening’s support act – Georgie Winchester – you may be swayed. 

Georgie Winchester

Think Waifs, Missy Higgins, Stella Donnelley, and Amy Shark, with guitar skills delivered with a maturity well beyond her 23 years. 

This Hunter wedding singer is ripe for the big stage. 

In one year, she has gathered more than 36,000 views on a popular streaming site, with one track signed to Ninetone Records.

Stemming from Gresford, the fresh-faced talent is quickly turning heads with her folk-rock flavoured live shows that effortlessly juggle stomp box, harp, guitar and vocals. 

Georgie is set to impress local audiences when she brings her energy to the stage at 7pm.

International Women's Day
Live Music Lake Mac will feature Kyle Lionhart on 21 April.

Live Music Lake Mac is an annual program presented by Lake Macquarie City Council.  

Following its launch featuring Clare Bowditch on 8 March, the series will include performances at both Rathmines Theatre, nawayiba and Warners Bay Theatre, baramayiba until August. 

Live Music Lake Mac – dates and artists: 

21 April: Live Music Lake Mac and Select Music presents Kyle Lionhart – a Byron Bay local who has enjoyed sold out headline shows across Australia. 

8 June: Live Music Lake Mac, Dobell Festival and Cre8ion presents The 7 Sopranos, a high impact classical spectacle combining lighting, glamour and intense vocal virtuosity. 

International Women's Day
The 7 Sopranos. Photo: Elouise Van Riet Gray

14 July: Live Music Lake Mac and Entertainment Consulting presents Amber Lawrence. Female Artist of the Year 2023 at this year’s Golden Guitar Awards, Lawrence is a singer-songwriter who has released seven studio albums. 

18 August: Live Music Lake Mac, STEAM Week and The Harbour Agency presents Tubular Bells for Two. This multi-award-winning production was created by Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts. It has toured nationally and internationally since 2009 and received two awards at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

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