A special double gig at Studio 188

Ipswich's cool converted church performance venue, Studio 188, to host a special double gig.
04 Dec 2017
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer


Studio 188 hosts a special double gig

Ipswich indie folk pop singer Sarah Hogan officially launches her new single, Young, this Friday night at Studio 188.



It’s a song that has been years in the making but one she hopes people will be able to connect with. Particularly those who’ve lost loved ones too young.

Hogan says her debut single was written for her sister, Kylie, who died in a car accident at 19, and for other friends who had died too young, and their families.

“I got to a point in my life where I could write about it in the way I wanted to write about it… not being too obvious, but so that others can connect with it,” she said.

“Your whole life changes when you lose someone close to you but everything else stays the same and keeps on going. ’’



Hogan has found a new creative energy in her solo journey this year. She was looking forward to showcasing her latest songs on Friday night. She’ll be performing with her band, Katie Shaw, Owen Banks and Josh Gatt.


They’re calling the gig a ‘Double Single Release’ as husband Jordan Locke’s band, Fire and Whistle Theory, will also be releasing a single, Young Gun.

Hogan said she loved playing at Ipswich’s Studio 188.

“It’s such a great little venue – it’s nice and intimate and the sound in there is incredible too.”

Studio 188 is a creative performing arts space in a stunning heritage-listed building that started life as a church in 1877. Its art deco façade was added in the late 1930s. The venue hosts a packed program of local and touring acts throughout the year. See the full line-up here.


Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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