Performers in the Highlands are warming up their vocal chords and tuning their instruments as live music makes a comeback in the region.
The easing of restrictions on October 11 meant that venues such as pubs and clubs could welcome entertainers back to perform.
The Bowral Bowling Club kicks off their performances with a club favourite next week.
Bowral Bowling Club's general manager Tony Dunn said although audience capacities were reduced, it was great to bring live music back to the Highlands.
"Music helps everyone's mood and if we can provide an atmosphere with dinner and a sit-down show, it is a great thing to offer," he said.
"Being able to adapt and make it a more intimate show is great.
"The benefit of pushing a music venue is you don't have to necessarily travel to Sydney, Canberra or Wollongong.
"You would have to travel and stay overnight and you don't have to do that."
Mahalia Barnes will perform soul, blues and rock n' roll with her band The Soul Mates on October 25 at 6pm.
It has been over a year since they put on a show at the club.
"It's been a very challenging 18 months of lockdowns and restrictions, and we're operating knowing that we only have a limited number of tickets," she said.
"You can't have full capacities and things like that but we make it work.
"I am sure audiences are desperate to get back out there out to gigs as well, and other venues have struggled to find new ways to keep people engaged, like takeaway.
"And that's why it's really important for people to get out and support it."
The club can currently have an audience of 80 people.
Mr Dunn mentioned he was looking forward to not only welcoming attendees back to the club, but providing artists with an opportunity to connect with audiences.
"A lot of the time, shows offer musicians a place to perform and a lot of the time, an income and livelihood," he said.
He also said it has provided "morale" not only for the musicians, but staff at the club and the technical crew.
Ms Barnes said she was looking forward to engaging with a live audience again.
"Some artists love being in the studio but for me, everything is the engagement with a live audience," she began.
"That energy you get from connecting with different people, and that feeling in the room.
"One of the things we love about playing at the Bowlo, is that it's very free to do whatever we feel, and whatever is required by the audience on the night."
The musician said she would welcome "heckling" on the night, and could not wait to hear requests from the audience.
Ms Barne's performance with The Soul Mates is only the start of performances on the club's agenda.
"We are looking for smaller, stripped back acoustic artists from November," Mr Dunn said.
"We want to support little artists and want regular slots."
The club also has other shows planned before the end of the year.
Tickets to the show on October 25 can be purchased here.
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