Blind Pretty wins spot on Sister Cities regional tour

Coffs Coast band Blind Pretty will play the Backroom on the Sister Cities regional tour.

EMERGING Nambucca Valley/Coffs Coast band Blind Pretty has won itself a prized spot on MusicNSW’s Sister Cities regional tours.

Locally, they will play the Backroom at The Coffs Hotel on Saturday 2 December.

Blind Pretty was selected from over 150 acts across regional NSW who applied for support to MusicNSW.

Artists were asked to submit their assets, including live performance videos.

Ali Buckley, the Regional Coordinator for the Mid North Coast, Upper Hunter and Orana regions told News Of The Area, “Blind Pretty really stood out as an emerging, tour-ready act.

“Blind Pretty were partnered with indie acts Lucky Day (Muswellbrook), Yazmindi (Bryon Bay), and The Urban Chiefs (Tamworth) to go on tour.”

Jesse Falzon, rhythm guitar and lead vocals for Blind Pretty, told News Of The Area, “We’re feeling super stoked to have received support for our regional tour.

“It’s such a great opportunity to be able to meet other like-minded artists and to be able to go on the road with them.

“Since being selected we have had the privilege to be mentored by some amazing people in the music industry.
“From navigating bookings to promoting shows the MusicNSW team has been really helpful all round.

“We hope to see you at some upcoming shows.”

The Sister Cities tours are subsidised by MusicNSW with funding from CreateNSW, and participating artists are offered the opportunity to learn about planning, booking and promoting regional tours.

“Each act is partnered with a venue in their hometown to headline, and Blind Pretty chose the Backroom at The Coffs Hotel,” said Ali.

“Formally a nightclub, the Backroom aims to support emerging artists and promote one to two shows a month of local and touring artists.

“Local promoter Lindsay Russell worked closely with the super supportive management of The Coffs Hotel through the early stages of planning the venue’s opening in September.”

Entry to the gig is free, with RSVP encouraged.


MusicNSW is working across the state to increase contemporary music touring, expand artists and industry networks, and build on existing industry knowledge in regional NSW.

MusicNSW believes that a sustainable and thriving music community in NSW is essential for telling the stories of our people.


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