July 2016

An Update on Gigs, Recording and Travels.

Things have been a little quiet since summer, with a bunch of recording with the Stray Hens & Luke Plumb, some solo recording with Ryan Tews, and a new project called the Maggie Darlings, recording at Thirty Mill Studios, which is nearly finished.

Much new recording is on its way to you, and you can follow the news on Facebook or by subscribing here on the website. We are working on a mailchimp link for an email subscription.

Some downtime has taken Mandy out of circulation this year- with some family illness and a lot of time spent spent in rural victoria, particularly around the months of May & June. She is now based in Wangaratta as well as brunswick.

Upcoming shows for Mandy Connell include the 3 below.  Put them in your diary now, go on, and help out by sharing the news with your mates. Rent-a -Crowd is invaluable and these shows feature some brilliant artists who need your support- and who you will LOVE seeing live.

Sunday July 3rd:

Bar Open (Fitzroy), 7pm. $16.35

Appearing at Leaps & Bounds Festival- Bar Open, Fitzroy. 7pm. With Claire Johnstone on violin and Craig Kelly on bass. Also performing are Matt Kelly (Mayfair Kytes, Ghost Orkid) Coda Chroma, and Saltwood. We strongly encourage ticket sales ($16.35) through the below website:


Sunday July 24th:

Yarra Hotel Abbottsford, 5pm-8pm.$10

Trio (again with Claire Johnstone on violin and Craig Kelly on bass), playing with te Old Married Couple & James Hickey & the Fairweather Riders (SA).

The afternoon will be 3 acts that will bring a smile to your face and warmth to your chilled Melbourne bones.

James Hickey and the Fair Weather Riders have been kicking their grooving raw blues laced pop tunes around the brooding city for the last couple of years and are ready to bring your weekend to a toe-tapping, hip-shaking climax.

Mandy Connell trio
Mandy Connell performs as herself (Solo, Band or Trio) or with the Stray Hens. She is a fine Songwriter known for her knack of interpreting other’s songs in striking ways.

The Old Married Couple
Ex-Sydney siders now dwelling in Melbourne’s hemline The Old Married Couple are a folk-pop duo on a mission from the Registrar, with the license to use whatever means necessary to bring the quirk back to the fore.

Facebook Event:  https://web.facebook.com/events/1091840344213702/

Sunday August 21

Standard Hotel, 5-7pm Free Entry

2 Sets from the trio this time, with a couple of special guests getting up with the trio. The Standard does fantastic food and has a steady team of staff who like their jobs. It’s a walk for those who in the inner north of Melbourne and cloe to Brunswick Street trams.

293 Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065.

There is so much to tell you all about the gigs so far this year. I keep telling myself I will share some of my incredible experiences and talk about the wonderful hosts & great music I’ve seen this year. I will, too. It’s on the to-do list. But for now, I hope to see you at a show soon, and I’d like to thank all the supporters out there who’ve bought albums, come to shows, put me up in their spare rooms, and helped out or shared the load in various ways. I work with amazing people and This year will pay some fabulous dividends on the efforts we’ve put in. See ya soon!