Voices of Heart is a series of live music events celebrating the diverse talents of First Nations and student musicians from Melbourne’s west. It signifies the beginning of an exciting partnership between Songlines Aboriginal Music Corporation and the Victoria University music department.

    VU Music Agency manager Sherry Rich and Songlines CEO Uncle Robbie Bundle are working together on the project. Sherry and Robbie are also singer songwriters with long careers in the Australian and US music scenes.

    “Robbie and I met back in the 90’s when our bands played a gig together in country Victoria. It’s been really cool to be reunited and working on such a feel-good project that brings together our talented VU music students and Songlines artists,” Rich said.

    “I suggested that Robbie sing a few of his songs at one of the ‘Voices of Heart’ nights and he cheekily said, ‘If you do it with me!’” 

    “So we took it one step further and wrote a song dedicated to the spirit of working together, sharing in music and having your voice heard.” 

    That song will be performed by Robbie and Sherry with a full band at the next Voices of Heart event along with headliners Melbourne psych-pop outfit Go Dog Go, young VU music graduates Helen & Anshi and another Songlines Indigenous artist to be announced. 

    The next event is Thursday May 25th at Kindred Bandroom (also the VU Music campus) 3 Harris Street Yarraville. Music starts at 6pm and entry is FREE!

    Our content is a labour of love, crafted by dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the west. We encourage submissions from our community, particularly stories about your own experiences, family history, local issues, your suburb, community events, local history, human interest stories, food, the arts, and environmental matters. Below are articles created by community contributors. You can find their names in the bylines.

    Your feedback

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here



    Latest Articles

    Latest edition

    #98 July 2024

    Recent editions


    Become a supporter

    The Westsider is run on the power of volunteers. Your contribution directly contributes to ensuring we can continue serving and celebrating our community.

    Related articles