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THE SHED SESSIONS - Ash Grunwald, Carissa Nyalu

The Hills Are Alive Group teaming up with Wonthaggi Theatrical Group presents

THE SHED SESSIONS - Ash Grunwald, Carissa Nyalu

6:00pm, Sat 3 July, 2021

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The Hills Are Alive Group teaming up with Wonthaggi Theatrical Group presents




The SHED SESSIONS are a series of concerts bringing the best Australian artists to South Gippsland. Shed Sessions #3 is on sale now!    



3rd July 2021



Acclaimed as one of Australia’s finest storytellers and live performers Ash Grunwald released his new album in Mojo in 2019. A modern classic blues record which features The Teskey Brothers, Joe Bonamassa, Kasey Chambers, Mahalia Barnes, Terry Evans, Eddy ‘The Chief’ Clearwater, Harry James Angus from The Cat Empire and Ian Collard. The album saw Ash tour Australia Nationally, head to America, as well as extensive European touring.                    

Ash released his first book, Surf By Day, Jam By Night (published by Pantera Press) in September 2019. The book combines Ash’s two passions – music and surfing.

From heavy wipe-outs to heaving crowds, the book gives an insight into the minds of true legends who have mastered the artforms of surfing and music. Through conversations with Kelly Slater, Steph Gilmore, Jack Johnson, Dave Rastovich, Jaleesa Vincent, G. Love, and many more, Ash discusses flow states, jamming versus shredding, style, transcendence, fear, career longevity, growth mindset, mindfulness and what it’s really like to live your dreams. Surf By Day, Jam By Night is an inspiring book that encourages us all to look inside ourselves and chase the things that truly make us happy.

If a new album and a new book wasn’t enough to keep Ash out of trouble, he also works tirelessly alongside his wife Danni doing his part for the environment on their Clean Up The Coast initiatives, whereby beach clean-ups are organised where Ash is on tour. Conscious of the impact of single use plastics, Ash and his wife created Earth Bottles, a range of re-usable products including drink bottles, coffee cups and straws. In 2019 Ash launched his podcast, Soulful Conversations, which sees Ash talk to a range of inspiring and interesting people, including John Butler, Missy Higgins, Ziggy Alberts, Kim Churchill and Harry James Angus (The Cat Empire) and many more. 


                Carissa Nyalu is a Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung singer/songwriter and storyteller based on Boonwurrung Country on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. Carissa uses song as a medium to share stories. She is the vessel in which her ancestors travel through to speak.
 Carissa expresses this through singing in language as well as taking you on a journey to a place where you can feel her deep connection to her ancestral roots.
 Her love for being out on Country mixed with stories of her family and culture make for some raw and real acoustic songs that come straight from the soul.

The Shed Sessions

3rd July 2021

Venue: The Shed, Wonthaggi State Coal Mine

19-37 Garden Street, Wonthaggi, VIC 3995


Ticket Price: $50 + BF pre sale / $55 on the door (if still available) 

First Show: 6pm to 8pm

Second Show: 8.30pm to 10.30pm 

The venue on the evening will be operating a bar with beer, wine and champagne being available for purchase.  

Feel free to BYO snacks and nibbles as the venue will not be selling food. 


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"Live music is returning and we can’t wait to enjoy the magic of a live show in the company of friends, family and fellow music lovers." - THE FARMER