stringmansassy vocalist Kacey Patrick, has also been very busy!

In recent years – as well as raising her family – she has been a playwright, a musical director, a choir and drama teacher, a producer and an event coordinator. She has worked in production and coordination roles for Bleach*Festival and Opera Australia, and has continued to perform with The Saruzu Quartet, FIJ | Flamenco Indo Jazz and the Camerata of St John’s, Women In Voice and Women In Voice ‘On Tour’. With Linsey Pollak and ‘The Dream of Zedkat Nabu’ ensemble, she won the APRA Art Award for Queensland Performance of the Year 2012.

Most recently, Kacey has returned to jazz, with her first solo ‘jazz gig’ at the Gold Coast Arts Centre. She is continuing to write poetry and lyrics, with the view to recording a solo album in the very near future. Here are some of her offerings ….  Kacey Patrick

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stringmansassy guitarist Aaron Hopper has been very busy over the past few years – raising a family, organising festivals, performing as a solo and ensemble artist, teaching guitar and writing music for a variety of genres, from dance groups to guitar orchestras.

For all the latest Aaron Hopper sheet music, recordings and new projects, go to the Aaron Hopper – official website.



In November, stringmansassy will embark upon a ‘mini’ tour of QLD with some new songs on offer, previewing material we hope to record in 2015. Check out our events page from more details! It has taken us 5 years and for that we humbly apologise….but we do hope you will join us for this next instalment of stringmansassy.

Brisbane Cabaret Festival 2012 by Brisbane Cabaret Festival on Pozible.

16 hours to go until the end of the Brisbane Cabaret POZILBE campaign! If 90 of us pledge $10, we will reach the $6K target!!

This year’s festival will be a heady mix of new venues, intoxicating performances and the scintillating atmosphere that is Cabaret. Please join us…..xox

For those of you that follow Australian music, this may not be a revelation. For those of you new to our world….please enjoy!!! For myself, there are those little moments in any given day that make me feel so blessed to be human….to be able to feel and be swept away by an awesome piece of music and inspired by the creative talent in this country. To those that put this together, I humbly thank you for showcasing Australia at her finest. It’s breathtaking!!! Kacey xox



As the events of the last few days have unfolded and our home town has been engulfed, I sit hear in awe, shock, disbelief, horror, tears and hope. The desire to help and my circumstantial inability to do so is agonising, but the way in which all concerned have dealt with this disaster is perhaps my proudest ‘being Australian’ moment.

What an inspiring city and an exceptional community Brisbane will become after an experience such as this!

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those effected by the deluge. May you rebuild your homes and lives and may your hearts and spirits soar again….xox