Crystal Robins is one of the sweetest singer, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists you'll ever get to meet. Over the past year she has performed her original music throughout Darwin, was mentored by international star Toni Childs, supported Wendy Matthews at Darwin Entertainment Centre and released her debut single "WILDFIRE" which made it to Number 6 on the AMRAP Regional Music Chart. Always a delight, Crystal will shine in this intimate setting.

Josiah Greer is the kind of performer that makes you stop mid-conversation and become transfixed on the stage. His voice soars over acoustic guitar as he opens up on personal experience, struggle and the world around him. Creating sombre but sweet sounds and influenced by the likes of 'Angus and Julia Stone' and 'The Smiths', Josiah is a performer that doesn't perform enough, but when he does, you feel blessed to be there.

Mandy Garling is a First Nations singer songwriter who grew up singing in the church. Her big voice is matched by her big personality and her shows always give you goose bumps and a few giggles. She is a natural storyteller and entertainer.

The NT Songwriter Spotlight Series is a six-part live music performance series that showcases local, original NT singer songwriters at the much-loved Darwin City live music venue, Happy Yess.

These nights aren't just for the artist to be heard, but to be deeply listened to. The Series is a great opportunity for audiences to get to know the talented musicians in an engaging, intimate and memorable way.

Three local performers share the stage and take turns performing original material and sharing the story behind each song. The relaxed setting allows the artists to really unpack who they are and what inspires their musical drive. They chat and challenge each other to open up about their lives and what inspires their drive to create.

It’s insightful, it’s homely , it’s supportive.

This songwriter project is not just open to singer/guitarists. Happy Yess prides itself on diversity and this series continued their legacy of showcasing the diverse genres of the Northern Territory music scene, including some acoustic hip-hop as well as some in-language songs from First Nation musicians.

The project was proudly supported by APRA AMCOS, Northern Territory Government and Channel NT