It’s the second Sunday sesh at La De Da and seats on the deck are already starting to fill up by the time I get there. It’s only just gone 3pm but with summer upon us, the bar upstairs of Haha Bar is becoming quite the place to come and chill on Sunday afternoons. They have some of the usual suspects on tap, Little Creatures, one of Nick’s staples, but also do a decent range of cocktails and mocktails.
I opt for the Smoking Indo – a swig of Hendricks (yup, no mid-shelf gin here), freshly squeezed watermelon juice, lime and mint. And the best part? It’s only $7 if you check in or post a picture on social media.
It’s also the second session of Studio Sixty-Eight‘s sound search – local artists are playing 15 minute sets (and they’re pretty damn good). The winner will go on to record a single at the studio. Open mic can be a bit of a pot luck, but I’m pretty much instantly convinced once the first performer, Georgia Duncan, starts singing.
It’s clearly not just your regular open mic, the performers have been invited, I’m told. The second artist, Alexander Ward is just as impressive. I’m pretty impressed that we have such a high standard of local talent. Canberra pride! 🙂 PS, sidebar, but did you know that SAFIA are a Canberra success story?
By 4pm, it’s starting to become quite the gathering of
unwitting reality TV rejects Canberra’s bloggers, tweeters and photographers. Emelia and Andrew from MKR are here, as is Tara of In the Taratory, James of Tweet Canberra and Richard from AtRT photos.
I have to duck off, but next Sunday is the last Sound Search and judging from today, it’s sure it’s going to be a good one. Sunday sesh will continue at La De Da throughout summer.
So hurry up, there’s cheap cocktails to be had and some pretty darn good local live music – if you’re going to head down, I’d come early to get good seats on the deck. Good things don’t stay secret in Canberra for long.