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Welcome Week Concert Returns with Maddy Jane

Photo by Monte Bovill

Tassie musician Maddy Jane headlines the return of the Tasmania University Union (TUU) Welcome Week Concert tonight and rounds out welcome events for 2018.

The TUU Welcome Week concludes tonight at the re-branded U-Bar at the Sandy Bay campus.

The 22 year-old Tasmanian has returned to UTas to perform after previously studying at the Conservatorium of Music.

“I got through most of my music degree and got a lot out of it,” she said.

“There was the choice of going to do this full time or finish off the few units I had left.”

The concert coincides with the launch of Maddy Jane’s new EP, Not Human At All, and comes after a busy 2017.

“2017 was huge. I was the support act for Harry Styles which was a great experience. It is a different world from what a lot of Australian musicians are doing,” she said.

“Every show is different and it is a new experience every time. That is what I love about it.”

However, Maddy Jane said that coming home to Tasmania was a priority of hers.

“It’s so important to do these smaller gigs back home and I am so thankful I am back in Hobart. I want to keep coming back here.”

“I really look forward to going back to Bruny Island where I grew up. I like being able to go down to the local and having a beer where I normally would.”

She highlighted Tasmania as an inspiration for her music and noted the island state’s unique qualities.

“Being from Tasmania gives you some sort of uniqueness. The musos in Hobart have some mad quality.”

The musician highlighted that she would be releasing some new music over the coming months.

TUU Campus President South, Sharifah Syed Rohan, said that Welcome Week had been a huge success.

“We are so thankful for the number of volunteers who have made Welcome Week enjoyable for both new and returning students,” she said.

“We held a diversity of events to cater for the broad demographic of students who attend the university and we are excited to have the Welcome Week Concert back and to be able to support local artists.”

Maddy Jane is joined by Ruby Austin Lund and DJ Alex Curtain at the concert with tickets available on the door for $10 for students and $15 for non-students.   

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