22 March 2024

Wagga's wildharmony is honoured to be performing at Great Southern Nights

| Jarryd Rowley
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Hannah-Grace Spreitzer aka wildharmony will be performing at the Great Southern Nights Festival this weekend

Wagga’s own Hannah-Grace Spreitzer will be performing alongside Kasey Chambers, Ella Hooper and James Bennett this weekend at Great Southern Nights. Photo: wildharmony.

For most people, just seeing Kasey Chambers, Sneaky Sound System, Ella Hooper or James Bennett is a dream.

So when Wagga’s own Hannah-Grace Spreitzer, aka wildharmony, was asked to perform alongside them as part of the Great Southern Nights festival she couldn’t help but feel honoured.

“It’s like a dream come true for me,” Hannah-Grace said.

“I feel so honoured to be playing alongside some incredible artists at this awesome event. I get to do what I love with some really gifted people and I can’t wait.”

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Hannah-Grace has been a lifelong musician, starting while at school before studying music at university.

Her musical journey has seen her perform at several events and festivals in Wagga and surrounding areas, and Newcastle.

“My musical journey and my personal journey have always been kind of intertwined,” she said.

“Over the past few years, I’ve stepped out more in pursuing music as an independent artist which has involved discovering my individual sound, songwriting, performing, and now recording all under wildharmony music.”

While Hannah-Grace prides herself on being a singer-songwriter, she hinted that she doesn’t limit her writing to a particular emotion or feeling.

“I write songs in a very poetic way and only ever based on what I have personally experienced and what I feel would speak to others in a positive way.

“I really resonate with folk music, particularly alternative folk and fusing it with a little bit of jazz. I often mix that style with themes of nature and natural imagery by using metaphorical language.”

Although Hannah-Grace now lives in Newcastle, she said she loved coming back to Wagga to perform and enjoy the company of her family and friends.

“I’ve always felt very supported in Wagga,” she said.

“I’ve been able to stay connected with the Con (Riverina Conservatorium of Music) and the Curious Rabbit.

“Post-COVID, I feel like Wagga and Australia as a whole have been supporting the creative arts more. It’s something I’m really thankful for and it always makes it a pleasure to come back.”

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Hannah-Grace will be performing at the Curious Rabbit at 4 pm alongside James Bennett and Catseye Parish.

Hannah-Grace said she loved the intimate and welcoming vibe of The Curious Rabbit which always made it a great place to see live music.

“As soon as you walk in, you feel so welcomed,” she said.

“It’s almost like you’re just sitting at home performing with friends. It has such a cosy vibe. Everyone should come down on Saturday, it’s going to be such a fun time.”

To see the full line-up of artists performing this weekend, check out the Great Southern Nights website.

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