While excitement over the new Perennialle Plants building and cafe does not seem to be waning, co-owner and singer/songwriter Nerida Cuddy is planning to debut the space as a location for live music.
“I love this being a creative space,” said Nerida, of the historic building on Gaskill Street. “I did a lot of music in Taste Canowindra and I have missed that space being available for gigs for people who are travelling through.”
Nerida and husband Chris plan to open their shop for pop-up gigs whenever the occasion presents, starting with the official launch of Nerida’s new album Woven on Saturday, 1 May.
“It is a rare opportunity because I am not performing solo, I am performing with my cellist and the excellent backing vocalist Mark Corkery,”
Amid all the chaos of restoring 29 Gaskill Street, reopening Perennialle and a thriving business, the Cuddys have sustained a great loss, losing Nerida’s mother last week. The show must go on and the plans for Nerida’s album launch have not changed. Instead, Nerida is leaning into music for comfort.
“Songwriting keeps me sane and alive. I think music is a beautiful gift from God that is for healing,” said Nerida. “I am really looking forward to performing for the community. It is a bittersweet time, but it is a lovely thing to have friends and family around for a special performance.”
Due to COVID restrictions, numbers for the event are capped and all guests must order tickets. The $21 ticket includes entry to the event, light supper and a free digital download of Nerida’s album.
Remarkably, Nerida’s overwhelming feeling through the last few weeks of busyness and grief has been one of gratitude, particularly to the community she loves so dearly. “I feel really blessed to live here,” Nerida finished.
Tickets can be purchased online www.123tix.com.au/events/17352/nerida-cuddy-album-launch-concert or instore at Perennialle Plants.