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Warm up at Winter Sessions

By Madeleine Caccianiga

Winter has arrived with The Vault offering shelter from the cold and a great music experience.

The Winter Sessions kick off this weekend with tonight’s show a sell-out.

Event co-ordinator Jamie Lea said this year for the first time the sessions would run on two nights.

Friday’s session will be an informal night of music for people to enjoy over a chat, while Saturday’s performance is aimed at music appreciation for listeners.

‘‘Always we have only hosted a Friday night which is when everyone celebrates the end of the week, but this year we have introduced a Saturday night which is more about appreciating the music and a more intimate feel,’’ Ms Lea said.

The sessions will continue every first Friday and Saturday nights of the month until Saturday, September 8.

‘‘We have an incredible amount of talented musicians in Shepparton and I feel really blessed to call them my friends and put together nights like these for them,’’ she said.

Ms Lea said the sessions were an opportunity for musicians to test out new music and original work.

‘‘We really pride ourselves on being different and put a lot of work into experiencing the music and the atmosphere.

‘‘It’s an all-round experience with top class music for the best of both worlds,’’ she said.

Performing this weekend will be Stranger, The World Collective, Luke and Ellia and Beth Caldow.

The Winter Sessions is at The Vault, 170 Maude St, Shepparton.

On Friday, doors open at 5.30pm and on Saturday at 6pm.

Reserved table seating is $27.50 per person, lounge/standing room tickets are $22.

For more information, go to thewintersessions.com