ASC Sydney Circle: Wayne Gillespie – Singer Songwriter – The Life Behind the Songs

Date(s) - 20/02/2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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We are excited to bring you an APRA award-winning special guest speaker for our February ASC Sydney Circle: Singer & Songwriter Wayne Gillespie will be sharing “The Life Behind the Songs”, in conversation with Don Hopkins, and with a follow-up practical workshop led by Don in the second half.

About Wayne Gillespie
APRA award winning Kiwi born Singer/songwriter Wayne Gillespie has been making quality music in NZ/Australia since he released his first indie effort in 1984, with follow up albums released by CBS NZ/Australia and Sony achieving critical acclaim and chart success.

His career spans from busking in Paris subways, playing to audiences in London folk clubs and Sydney’s Darlinghurst cafes, through to live shows that have included sharing the stage with Suzanne Vega, the late Chris Whitley, Stan Ridgway, Colin Hay, Ed Keupper, Dave Dobbyn, Margaret Urlich, D.I.G, Shona Laing, Neil Murray and the Narcs.

During the 90’s Wayne also completed a psychology degree at Macquarie university. His thesis ‘The Personality of Rock Musicians’ was published in the UK Journal of Music Psychology in October 2000 which led to him combining songwriting/performing with working arts as a counselling psychologist to those in the creative arts field.

His latest collaboration with drummer Rob Grosser and band FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT has produced the 2022 album FRAZZ.

Wayne’s eclectic career and diversity of songs, styles, and sounds make for a fascinating story, and Don Hopkins will lead a follow-up practical songwriting workshop in the second half inspired by Wayne’s song crafting, story-telling, and character development techniques.

***Free entry for ASC Members and 1st/2nd time Circle visitors.

$15 entry fee for Visitors.


If you’ve never attended an ASC Circle before, we invite you to attend as our guest FOR FREE! Simply email Circle coordinator, Elizabeth at and ask for free entry. (Note: this invitation is only open to first and second-time visitors.)

Join us to develop your skills in the craft and business of songwriting, network and collaborate with other members, and be involved in this supportive and cherished songwriting community.

Songwriters of all music genres and all skill levels are welcome to join. However, the webinar link will only be sent to those officially registered.

Volunteer Coordinator: Elizabeth Usher