Are you a songwriter or composer who would like to develop your craft?

Join us for a series of 5 free workshops to collaborate with other Alice Springs based songwriters in a small group setting- an opportunity to reflect on songwriting process, techniques and share new songs in a supportive space.

Hosted by peer mentors Dave Crowe (Resin Moon), Xavia Nou (Xavia) and Jeremy Conlon (CooperblackRAMP – MusicNT’s Regional Areas Music Program) the series will be grounded in our remote context- and what its like to develop and publish your songs from Alice Springs. Our hosts will ground us in practice and reflection, with some special guests along the way. The workshops will be held at The Sandbox Innovation space

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Meet the Song Writers + a journey into critical listening territory
Mark Smith, MusicNT‘s Executive Director, and Phillip Eaton, APRA AMCOS NT Writer Services Representative, will contribute a Music Industry perspective with information about songwriting and performance royalties and opportunities such as NT Song of the Year.
Darcy Davis brings us an ‘Approach to lyrics, rhyme, rhythm and narrative delivery’ – supported by the NT Writers Centre
Benjamin Erin, 8CCC Station Manager will offer ways to build a national audience through the Community Radio Network and AMRAP -as well as tapping in to the ears of your local community through 8CCC’s broadcast on 102.1fm. + How to talk about your craft on the radio!
Show and tell- presenting a new song to the group, developed over the course of the workshop series.

From electronic and orchestral to freak folk and blues, all songwriters and composers are welcome and encouraged to attend whether just starting out or with an established career.

A Song Like Alice is presented by 8CCC Community Radio in partnership with Music NT and NT Writers and The Sandbox supported with funding from APRA AMCOS Music Grants.

Meet the Mentors:


XAVIA is multi-instrumentalist // cello // live-looping singer-songwriter.
Her unique blend of atmospheric, electro-folk has drawn listeners in from around the world, with national airplay, over 2M Sprotify streams and an iTunes placing.

Xavia has lived and toured across Australia, the US and Europe, and has been based in Mparntwe/Alice Springs for 5 years. As well as recording and touring as a solo artist, she collaborates with a range of local and interstate songwriters and producers, works as mentor for the Divas Development program, is a co-leader for the Alice Sings Pop Choir, and is the curator/producer of SheSings.



Resin Moon aka Dave Crowe, is a producer, songwriter, composer and musician
living in Alice Springs, in Australia’s Northern Territory. He is one of the Territory’s best known musicians, producers and sound recordists, twice winning the NT Song of the Year for overall best song in 2013and 2016.

He is a regular performer at NT events, festivals and music venues,
performing either as Dave Crowe or or Resin Moon, a moniker for his
experimental pop project. He has produced and mixed recordings for countless
NT artists including Warren H Williams, David Garnham, Toby Robinson,
Apakatjah, Cassi Williams, Nyapal Yoa, Gus Rigby, Shadows On Blue, Soorkia,
BB Sabina, Anactoria, Joaquin Hour, Lotus Dante, Xavia, Toby Robinson,
Bambadino and Katie Harder.

Heavily anchored in the Northern Territory music scene, Crowe runs a studio, record label ‘Sing Hum’ and collaborates with remote bush bands and a heap of town based artists. He also helps run the community Pop Choir Alice Sings, with musician Edward Gould, which has over 60 members and performs regularly around Alice Springs.



Jeremy Conlon, producer, musician and songwriter was a member of Adelaide band The Violets(12/6 string acoustic ), ABC TripleJ favourites in the 90’s, and has continued his electronic persona Cooperblack for the last 25 years, also with songs played on Triple J and many community radio stations in Australia. Jeremy currently plays in Alice Springs based bands , Stellar Sea and Cloud Sequence with local artist and musician Saar Amptmeijer– who released their debut EP nationally ‘Rpt, Esc’ in January 2020Jeremy has a degree in Classical Composition, and very much enjoys arranging and composing string parts for contemporary songs and new contemporary compositions with classical instruments.

Music Credits include the ARIA award winning albums “Gurrumul” (credit – additional recordings) and “Rrakala” (credit – assistant engineer, New York City Avatar Studio) by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu (Skinnyfish Music), “Muyngarnbi – Walking With Spirits” (credit – sound engineer) – featuring Tom E Lewis and Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool), Nabarlek – ‘Manmoyi Radio” (sound/mix engineer – Skinnyfish Music), ‘Tjamuku Ngurra’ – Tjintu Desert Band (credit – producer CAAMA), KND album ‘MUZIK IZ 4EVA” (credit – producer CAAMA Music) and has had the great privilege to recorded many traditional and contemporary songs from indigenous and non indigenous musicians throughout Australia.He has recorded in many diverse environments, from world class studios, burnt out workers huts in Arnhem Land, fireside bush sessions complete with buffalo,  and many other unique places. He totally enjoys utilising vibrant and creatively inspiring places to capture unique sound.

Left Of Elephant Sound is his sound production business based in Alice Springs.



Alice Springs born pianist, songwriter and Producer/Sound Engineer Darcy Davis has been studying and practicing music for over 20 years in the local and international scene. His passion for music and sound took him to higher education in music through Melbourne Polytechnic and then Berklee College of Music in Boston as he further developed his craft as a polymath musical practitioner and artist. Darcy has a strong love for words, story telling and improvisation and is performing as a working musician and sound man in a number of professional contexts throughout Alice Springs and Central Australia.


Email enquiries to Benjamin Erin: [email protected]