These nights aren't just for the artist to be heard, but to be deeply listened to.

The NT Songwriter Spotlight Series is an intimate live music performance series which showcases local original Northern Territory 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.

🎤 Tez Gore is a talented singer/songwriter originally from Wyndham, Western Australia and is renowned for having a voice like delicious, husky, caramel!! A multi-instrumentalist now based in Darwin NT, Tez learnt his chops from playing Gospel. An influence that can still be heard in his soulful style. A key contributor to local arts, Tez has played bass, drums and lead guitar for the cream of the Northern Territory Music Scene.

🎤 Eddie Janama Kitching is a local Aboriginal artist/musician who has been playing music for years and is finally a the stage where he's hoping to release a 6 track EP of his original songs, written over many years . Due out by the end of this year. Eddie doesn't frequent the local scene all to often but selects the gigs that suit his music. Eddie is well known as a talented artist and although he admits that music is his second love, he is still deeply passionate about it and looks forward to using it as a way to share his stories.

🎤 Eddie Obara originally hails from Sydney and grew up with metal on the mind. As he got older he gradually moved into a more rock/reggae feel as he became more and more influenced by his indigenous and Pacific island families. A prince of reggae in the Top End, Eddie is a dedicated musician, producer, performer and promoter. Eddie has an infections style, a deep reggae groove and is always the life of the party. Expect some stories!!!

Performances take place at the much-loved Darwin City live music venue Happy Yess, and feature three acts per show performing original works and sharing their stories behind the songs. It’s a great opportunity for audiences to get to know the talented musicians in an engaging, intimate and memorable way. 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.

All performances were filmed and recorded by Fletcher Waters, mixed by Kris Keoh.