Stefanie Duzel was reluctant to give her music career any attention at all when she began recording her debut album two years ago. At the time she was knee-deep in navigating her pub/music venue The Macedon Railway Hotel through the pandemic before she and her business were devastated further by a fire that tore through the building in 2021.
Her hope was that by the time her album was complete, she would be in a better position both physically and emotionally to embrace it. Though ultimately the fire at the hotel saw the demise of her business, it opened the doors to new and exciting opportunities to pursue her music.
The album The Other Side (March 24th, 2023) was produced by Lachlan Bryan and Damian Cafarella, acclaimed producers, artists, musician in their own right. They’ve enabled Stefanie to bring ten songs to spirited life as an intoxicating mix of Americana, country and folk-rock, all with a soaring pop sensibility built into their DNA.
Stefanie has written for television and one of her songs, ‘Gone’, was recently recorded by Karise Eden, inaugural winner of The Voice Australia. She has also had the honor of playing support to such artists as Richard Clapton, Russell Morris, Tex Perkins, and Tim Rogers.