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Are you ready to embrace the awkward stranger within you?
Is your inner awkward stranger ready to embrace you?

Awkward Strangers are a musical duo that should not be taken at all seriously. Andrew and Anke were individually awkward and strange for years before they started playing together in 2015.

Awkward Strangers

Photo by Jeltje Fanoy, 2018

They have performed internationally at the West Kola Music Festival in Solomon Islands, have appeared sporadically at the Citizens Circus in Fitzroy and Sloth Arts in Footscray, and have attended regularly at the Club MUK open-mic ukulele nights at Bar 303. They were featured performers at Club MUF as part of the 2019 Melbourne Ukulele Festival.

While Anke writes and performs her own poetry, they baulk at writing their own music and, instead, play Other People’s Songs in ways that are sometimes silly, sometimes soulful, but always surprising.

They invite you to discover the awkward stranger within you.


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They’re awkward and they’re strange.
They’re awkward and they’re strange.
One is peculiar, the other’s deranged.
They’re not exactly punks,
or
Conservatory flunks.
They’re awkward.
They’re awkward and they’re strange,
Strange, strange, strange
strange…