Natalie Henry takes country tunes to Nashville

BIG PLANS: Natalie Henry will head to Nashville to attend a songwriting retreat.
BIG PLANS: Natalie Henry will head to Nashville to attend a songwriting retreat.

COUNTRY talent Natalie Henry has a big six months ahead of her. 

The artist, formerly of The Wayward Henrys, will travel to Nashville to attend the Judy Stakee Songwriting Retreat in October, for which she was awarded a scholarship. 

Come November, she will launch her solo 10 track recording, Apple and Pride. Henry will release the first single off the recording, the title track, on September 5.

“Apple and pride is one of those super personal songs that you have to write but hesitate to share,” Henry said. 

 “It's vulnerable but powerful and sits perfectly alongside my last single, there isn't enough songs written about grown woman problems, not boyfriends and crushes but serious mature issues that many of us face.

“Without being too deep and dark, lyrically Apple and Pride is solid Americana but the instrumentation is reminiscent of some of my favourite late 90s chick rock.”

She is crowd funding to get the album out. To support her, visit: pozible.com/project/apple-and-pride

Just Bodie

NO MORE SAUCE: The artist formerly known as Mr Sauce will now be known as Bodie. 
Picture: Jade Miller

NO MORE SAUCE: The artist formerly known as Mr Sauce will now be known as Bodie. Picture: Jade Miller

YOU probably remember him as Mr Sauce, but Bodie Werleman has returned and rebranded himself as simply Bodie.

To celebrate the name change the reigning University Of Newcastle band competition winner released his latest single Tell Him on Wednesday.

It marks a shift towards a more soulful jazz direction.

Bodie launches Tell Him at Lizotte’s on October 3.

Bush dance

THE Croatian Club will host a special bush dance to raise funds for the fight to save the Pilliga from Coal Seam Gas mining. 

At the heart of an agrarian landscape is the Pilliga forest.

It’s here that the company “Santos plans to drill up to 850 coal seam gas wells”.

The event, organised by the Newcastle branch of the Wilderness Society, will feature live music by Whiskey Dram, Teresa Dixon, Teri Young and others. 

It’s a family friendly fundraiser, with hot soup and wood-fired pizza on sale throughout the night, to be held on August 25. 

It kicks off at 4.30pm, and goes through until 11.30pm. 

Tickets are $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. Purchase pre-sale tickets at: bit.ly/pilligabushdance