Anna Cordell and Ben Mason - RESCHEDULED NEW DATE TBC

Anna Cordell and Ben Mason - RESCHEDULED NEW DATE TBC

1:00pm, Sat 9 October, 2021

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Anna Cordell has always been a ‘maker’. From her youngest years spent singing and writing folk songs on her nylon string guitar, to the first stitches of her design work, and all the way into motherhood, Cordell has a natural flair for creation.

After taking an almost decade long hiatus from music making - a period in which she became a mother to five children and began working on her now thriving clothing label @annacordellclothing Anna has now made her return to music, having released her first full-length record ‘Nobody Knows Us’ just before lockdown last year. 

Recorded in Lyttleton, New Zealand by Ben Edwards (Aldous Harding, Marlon Williams, Julia Jacklin) ‘Nobody Knows Us’ is an album that wears its heart on its sleeve.

"Anna Cordell is Fascinating" Tim Rogers, JJ

"The most moving and enthralling folk tunes we've heard all year" Tonedeaf

"Delicate and Haunting" Caz Tran JJJ 

Taking inspiration from folk writers of the 60s and 70s, from Sandy Denny to Nick Drake and Sibylle Baier, as well as more contemporary counterparts like Midlake and Radiohead, Anna has created a collection of songs that stay true to her belief in the value and power of art.

‘Nobody Knows Us’ explores the space within us that is separate to the wider world. The internal resources that no external factor can control, and the freedom that comes with that preservation. Following a writing process that saw Anna through the grief of lamenting a loved one, as well as the joy and energy of new life, this record grapples with ideas of meaning and purpose, asking questions that only the rawness of life and death can evoke."

Cordell releases this single, ‘Nobody Knows Us’ ahead of her next major release to give us a taste of a new mood and sound to come. 

"After dropping everything last year to be home full time with my kids in lockdown, keeping my clothing business alive, I wanted to come back to my music with a band and enjoy the community that it brings playing with other people. It's drawing new things out of me and I'm really excited about sharing new music again!" 

"The children" is about the place we find ourselves now- particularly in the west... where distraction, ambition, materialism and cynicism has taken over so much that we have lost the ability to read signs in the world around us that might point to something more ethereal. Religious institutions have become so corrupt, they have soiled the messages that were hidden within them for centuries. 

So many of us feel cut loose internally- as if we're floating in space with no direction, nobody to guide us, nobody to trust. 

This song is about looking for signs in the little things. The waves, the flickering of a candle, the stars in the sky. It's reflecting on all this...with a sense of hope that there is something more out there for us to connect to- something that also connects us all together. 


Due to current Covid restrictions shows will be seated and limited per sitting. 

Please note: Tables cannot be joined together on the evening. Please ensure everyone you wish to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Ideally if you can arrive together at the same time, that will help with seating you all together.

Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff.

Customers are required to check-in via the Service Victoria App as they enter the venue.

The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and full clean between sittings

Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport. 


The kitchen will be serving The Ballroom Menu for this show, and will be open from 1pm.

You can view the delicious offerings available by clicking here.

The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an 
Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)

To find out more about the venue, FAQs can be viewed by clicking here.