Live! at the Baptist ft McDermott & North


Saturday 24 July, 2021


188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich QLD


All Tickets $15.00


8:00 pm – 10:00 pm


(07) 3810 6100

Live! At The Baptist ft McDermott & North

With special guests Jordan Merrick and Stelle.


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Please note, group bookings must be made in a single transaction. 

Live! at the Baptist is your connection to the most cutting edge and progressive music scene in Ipswich. Experience the sublime sounds of this intimate and energetic venue featuring some of the best headline acts touring the country alongside up and coming local artists.


All Ages | Licenced Venue

McDermott & North

Meeting at Brisbane’s Embassy Bar in 2016, the Indie Folk duo are made up of Paddy McDermott and Rhys North, both of whom were also performing as solo artists in their own right upon their introduction at the venue’s Open Mic night. Fast forwarding to 2020 and the pair have comfortably established themselves as one of the city’s most well-loved folk duo combinations, with a juxtaposition of vocal styles that ventures from a touch of the Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner, to the melodious harmonies of The Beatles.

Their debut 2018 5 track EP, ‘The Lemon Tapes Vol.1’ happily reached number 14 in the Apple Music ‘Singer-Songwriter’ chart, with the Matt Corby-esque lead single ‘Broken Girl’ receiving international airplay, a Triple J feature and a celerated live performance on ABC prime-time breakfast radio. The band’s more recent release, the 2020 single ‘Everytime (I’m a Little Bit Like You), was equally well received, with New Zealand’s ‘RNZ’ jumping onto the list of stations enjoying the band’s musical offerings and Triple J yet again supporting the song on their ‘Roots n All’ program. The song possesses a palpable sense of the duo’s love of The Beatles sound, which traverses the evolution of style through the lyrical ramblings heard in some of Oasis’s later work.

With live performance at their heart, the two have navigated their way across the Australian continent and brought their heartfelt, unassuming method of storytelling in a song to a wide reaching, loyal fanbase in their time together.

Jordan Merrick

Bringing his unique style of folk, blues-rock, cabaret and vaudeville, is Brisbane based singer-songwriter Jordan Merrick.

In 2015 the young singer-songwriter began to develop his live show where he lived in the Gold Coast, Queensland.

This humble, musical poet released his debut single ‘Untitled #1’ in February (2017) which alone has had 750k+ plays on Spotify, had national radio play on Triple J & Double J and was later followed up by the single ‘You Gotta Go’ that reached #2 in the AMRAP Regional charts in May. Merrick then took his debut EP ‘In Colour’ (released May 5 2017) on tour along the East Coast of Australia.

In 2020, Merrick returned to his humble sound made simply with his poetic lyrics and an acoustic guitar. He released a number of singles including ‘I Can’t Cry’,  ‘Millenial Blues’, ‘Rock N Roll Man’,  ‘Queen Of Versailles’ and ‘Dear Friend’.

Bringing back a full-band sound, Merrick has released ‘This Rainy Day’ and ‘Lonelier Than You’ – setting the tone for another big year.


Stelle is a sixteen year old emerging singer-songwriter from Queensland. She got given a Dora microphone at the age of 3 and hasn’t stopped singing since. writing songs since the age of 6, her passion for music has influenced others in many ways. She inspires others to be open to a new world through her music. Her array of modern indie pop music and some unique ballads truly makes people feel connected to the music and the meaning within it and chill with the vibe.

Her originals are written in an attempt to relate to what the audience, and anyone around the world, could experience and feel. Stelles musical style emulates the likes of Claire Rosinkranz, Clairo, Conan Gray, old Taylor Swift, Missy Higgins and many more as they are artists that inspire and influence her music.

She has done a range of performances from open nights at her school, family fun days, the kalbar sunflower festival with over 2000 people, busking at the Springfield markets and gigs at Studio 188 Ipswich. She is currently an independent artist and is excited to share her musical talent with the world.


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