188 Seconds with…

Studio 188 is Ipswich’s premier live music and performing arts development venue, right in the heart of the Ipswich CBD.  Our mission during COVID-19 is to keep you as connected as possible to some of the talented artists that call Ipswich home.

We’ve developed this weekly interview series, giving you a bite sized introduction to some of these artists – an interview lasting just 188 seconds, followed by a performance.

A new episode will be released each Wednesday.  Stay tuned to find out who will join us for 188 Seconds with…

Episode 1: 188 Seconds with Annie at the Helm

Release Date – Wednesday 29 April at 7pm.

Annie at the Helm is a local Indie Folk/Pop artist who is set to release her debut single ‘The River’ off her upcoming EP ‘Waters of Love’ on 1 May.

Episode 2: 188 Seconds with Wild Eyed Wonder

Release Date – Wednesday 6 May at 7pm.

In three short years since her first appearance as Wild Eyed Wonder, singer/songwriter and talented multi-instrumentalist, Dee Bradbery has already made major strides in her professional music career. If her bubbly personality isn’t enough to get you up and dancing, her catchy pop tunes sure will.

Episode 3: 188 Seconds with Clayton Francis

Release Date – Wednesday 13 May at 7pm.

After writing music for other projects including Until Home and ZACHARY, Clayton knew it was time to step out into the light as a solo artist. Clayton self-produces all of his music allowing for an honest, more intimate connection with each song. Clayton’s music has also amassed over 1 million streams on Spotify with radio play all over the world.

Episode 4: 188 Seconds with Paulina

Release Date – Wednesday 20 May at 7pm.

German born, 15 year old Paulina Schuemann, moved to Ipswich at the age of two, and considers herself more Australian than German. By inheriting the love of old school artists such as The Beatles, Tracy Chapman and Crowded House from her parents and combining that with a love of current artists including Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Adele. She dreams of one day sharing her passion and love through music with as many people as possible.

Episode 5: 188 Seconds with Brooke Austen

Release Date – Wednesday 27 May at 7pm.

Brooke Austen writes to understand; finding words through music comes much easier than doing so in conversation (or inside her own head, where she ends up most of the time). Hailing from Central Queensland, the now Ipswich based artist has been bounding through the local music scene for the last couple years. Her debut single ‘Ghosts’ is available everywhere to wrap your ears around.