A miniature food and music festival to launch local singer-songwriter Alexia Parenzee’s debut EP, Retrospect will hit off this weekend in a funky bid to showcase local talent and businesses. Sweet Orange Productions is hosting the launch for Parenzee’s new debut EP at the weekend, with plenty of local talent and businesses showcasing some of the best food and drink in the Mid West. Freshly released to streaming services on Friday, Retrospect is based on a decade-long collection of stories, which Parenzee spent the last two years reworking together with No Port Left band members Rhyce Elliott, Rickie Glegg, Elias Harun and James Softly. Parenzee is gaining substantial traction across the State for her soulful roots tunes, recently returning from a near sold out tour with award-winning songbird Kim Churchill. An array of local businesses and artists will gather at Sweet Orange Productions’ warehouse in Webberton on Saturday to celebrate the Retrospect album launch, while showcasing local talent and celebrating success in the Mid West. More live music from local legends Squeaky Frequencies, Inflatable Cactus, Reuben and Olivia De Melo, Erin Kelly and DJ Ryza will keep the party going while four Mid West distilleries set up base for the night, serving quality beverages from 5.30pm. Parenzee said the album shared stories derived from overseas travels and from the people she had met along the way, but it was most importantly an album reflecting on her personal growth. “We’re so proud of the work that we’ve done, it’s the best imprint of us right now and the level of musicianship and work that we could put out in the world,” she said. “This album, it’s just real, it’s soulful, and it’s deep, and it’s also fun, and it’s a little bit hippy. It’s all of the facets of myself and I can’t honestly believe that it’s going to be out in the world. “We just want to have a good time and want people to have a boogy and celebrate such a joyous thing in our region.” Album hard copies will be available to purchase on the night and Sweet Orange Productions will have a variety of event hire equipment on display. Event organiser Tyson Overstone said the event was all about providing a space for locals to support creators and looked forward to bringing the community together. Tickets are available on Humantix or purchase tickets at the door on the night.