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…

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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…

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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…

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Pop Preservation Society - Live Show

It was only 2 weeks ago I had decided to make the leap and dedicate music as a full time pursuit. It's been an interesting journey thus far and people have been saying to me..."you should've done this years ago!"…

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Kennedy-Leever Blues Project

June 2018 - Me on the left with the Kennedy-Leever Blues Project (middle: Trent Kennedy, right: John Leever)

I recently played a show with a really good friend of mine, John Leever. I've known John ever since he was my…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 didn't…

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