The first of the Darwin-based local music Foldback Media NT BBQ Sessions was held on 20th September 2020 at the iconic Deckchair Cinema as a part of the Darwin International Film Festival.

Hosted by much-loved local comedians Amy Hetherington and Danielle Andrews and set against the backdrop of the Arafura Sea, the night included performances by the impeccable David Garnham & the Reasons to Live and the incredible Stevie Jean.

With the stunning ocean backdrop, and the rain so kindly dodging the Deckchair Cinema, Stevie Jean and her band kicked off the evening. Stevie showed us once again why she is at the beginning of what is going to be a long and impressive career. As the sun set behind her, she sang the hell out of a string of her songs that are well-loved and garnering massive airplay.

David Garnham & the Reasons to Live took to the stage as the sky lit up and showed just why they have the reputation they do. The band, featuring six incredibly talented local musicians, is super tight, the banter is warm and funny and the story-telling in the songs is sublime. If you live for music like we do, this band definitely gives plenty of reasons to live!

With fans coming from as far as Tennant Creek to catch this first performance, it was a pretty special gig to be a part of.