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EPISODE 08 of Top of the World 2017 welcomes special guest artist and venue owner and operator of The Newsagency, Alison Avron. Alison is committed to community and is leading the charge in growing and sustaining quality live music within the Sydney music scene. 

Alison has just celebrated 6 years in business, the 40 pax room was run out of an old Newsagency in Marrickville from 2011 – 2016, and it was this year that she took the next step moving the venue to a bigger space now holding 100 pax in Annandale. The expansion could not have been possible without being awarded a share of the 2016 AMP Tomorrow Fund, a $1 million grants program helping amazing Australians who are doing great things.

In the midst of this extraordinary venture, Alison has also worked consistently and passionately on her own music. The EP Wrong Notes & Anecdotes was released in 2011 and the 3-track EP By Your Side in 2013 but it is her first full-length album Tiny Little Universe, that saw her travel to New York to work with multi-platinum award winning producer, Philip Jimenez (Wheatus) to create a collection of songs inspired by the loss of her mother in 2014.

In 2014, she was nominated for Marrickville Council Citizen of the Year for providing cultural services to the community and Best Sydney Venue in the inaugural AU Review Awards.

Alison has been a finalist for the Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship and has performed with the likes of Mahalia Barnes, Monsieur Camembert and even the legendary Kamahl.

This Episode features songs from Sara Bareilles, Ben Abraham, Maggie Rogers, Angie McMahon, Alana Jagt and Nina Simone. Alison also performed “Not Coming Home” and “One in a Billion” from her Debut Album Tiny Little Universe.

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November 2nd, 2017

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