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HAYLEY MARSTEN will launch her hotly anticipated debut album, ‘Spectacular Heartbreak’ in Bittern at The Bayview Country Art Club. This is Marsten’s first full length release, after the success of her EP ‘Lonestar’, which debuted at #8 on the ARIA Country Charts and #1 on the AIR charts and spawned 4 singles all reaching top 40 on Country Radio, the last of which went to #1 on the Kix chart.
The album’s lead single ‘Wendy’ has had an amazing response from country and mainstream fans gaining over 150,000 streams on Spotify and being added to radio playlists across the nation, including ABC Country and ABC National, getting played by the likes of Myf Warhurst.
This album is the natural progression of Marsten as an artist, songwriter and young woman. Being both brutally honest and vulnerable, as well as combining the sass and wit she has become known for.
Hayley will be joined by up and coming alt-country superstar KATIE BATES.

As always, supper will be provided, with several varieties of tea on offer, as well as coffee and tasty home made treats (including a selection of gluten/dairy free).
Tickets on sale now.


Fresh from his regular appearances on the hit ABC TV series The Recording Studio, triple ARIA award winner Shane Nicholson returns to Bittern on Sunday 15th September.
From his early days with Brisbane’s Pretty Violet Stain to his current status as a leading proponent of Australia’s Alternative Country / Americana scene, Shane Nicholson has become a steady and constant figure in the Australian music industry. He is highly regarded in the Alternative Country field both in Australia and the USA, and has been nominated several times at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville.
Shane has received three ARIA awards – most recently for his solo album Hell Breaks Loose in 2015 and for his hit collaborations with Kasey Chambers - Rattlin’ Bones and Wreck and Ruin. He has also won CMAA 10 Golden Guitar Awards, including 2018 Male Artist of the Year, and an APRA award.
He is also in demand as a record producer with credits including Alex Lloyd, Beccy Cole, and Tori Forsyth.
"Nicholson's is a uniquely compelling voice in Australian songwriting – it lives and breathes in the songsmith's singular melodies, crooked humour, and short, pithy lines gently delivered." Rolling Stone Magazine
"One of the country's finest songwriters" Rhythms Magazine
“I have real admiration for Shane Nicholson's musical sensibilities; I felt honoured to have a hand in the making of One Big Mess." Rodney Crowell
“Shane Nicholson doesn't fool me with his tough guy exterior and his refusal to smile in photographs, the guy is a marshmallow, a poet, a genius. This album is a game changer, his best yet, it'll get into bits of you that you didn't know you had. Also, this album makes me weep. Bastard.” Beccy Cole
“My current favourite album…he paints pictures, he sets the scenes, and he takes me to special places in my imagination.” Russell Morris
Shane recently appeared on ABC TV’s The Recording Studio.
Shane will release the follow up to his highly acclaimed Love And Blood on Lost Highway / Universal Music Australia in early 2020.

As always, you will be treated to a good country afternoon tea, with plenty of options for those who are gluten/dairy intolerant. BYO is also welcomed.