Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar show Nov 3, 2019

Well it was a hoot. Walter Musolino from Melbourne group, Man City Sirens, summed up the evening on a Facebook post: "The nite was hotter than Casablanca, crammed with passionate humanity... colours, smiles, handshakes. Of all the gin joints…

Everyday I Write The Hook at The Drunken Poet

It was a pleasure to perform for the first time with wonderful Melbourne pianist Mike Dupp at the Elvis Costello Songbook evening at The Drunken Poet last night. Melbourne has a lot of Costello fans and we had a few…

Launch Night - Everyday I Write The Hook

January 26th was the launch at the Spotted Mallard of Everyday I Write The Hook - Victor Stranges Plays The Elvis Costello Songbook. The show was well attended as Victor single-handedly presented over one and a half hours of pure…

Everyday I Write The Hook...

Victor Stranges Plays The Elvis Costello Songbook

His admiration for Elvis Costello started when he played drums in his first serious band in the 1980s. It was a punk band playing a three chord country rendition of Oliver's…

Update for 2018

I had taken a break from performing and recording for a while. The years tick away raising a family and keeping up with the day job. I've recently taken a break from work and I now have a renewed vigour…

2nd February, 2014 - Pop Preservation Society

Last year I was asked to play some shows at Mission To Seafarers in Melbourne. My agent, Nancy, said can I get someone to sing some backing vocals with me. I immediately thought of my son, Samuel. The poor boy…

News: 13th March 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victor Stranges and DC Cardwell playing at the historic Mission To Seafarers in Melbourne

I am performing a one off show with Northern Ireland award winning songwriter and musical partner, DC Cardwell (now…

News: 9th October 2012

Remembering Chris


Chris Haylock (9th January, 1969 - 24th June, 2012)

I had the privilege of meeting Chris Haylock through a jam session with DC Cardwell and I was instantly hooked. He played in a few bands but that…
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News: 12th May 2012

The last few months...

I recently signed an agreement with a company in the U.S. to provide instrumental versions of my songs from Hello Me To You for potential placement in TV shows. I am now about three quarters of…

Music For Libya and songwriting

We have had an interesting year so far. The European Debt Crisis, a potential new carbon tax (in Oz), the U.S. debt ceiling that could be raised (will they raise it? ...of course they will borrow some more, whether you…