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Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 2:09pm

 

Who are your favourite jazz artists? This is like asking what your favourite ingredient is. Local and international artists fight for supremacy. My inside emotions drive my outside choices on a perpetual basis.  Some days I immerse myself in the spiritual baritone of Gregory Porter, some days it's the marriage of voice and trumpet with Marcus Wyatt, I shake my innards with Chucho...

Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 2:08pm

 

Who are your favourite jazz artists? I’ve never met a pianist who doesn’t love Herbie Hancock – he’s got to be my number one. In addition, I’m constantly inspired by a bunch of amazing Melbourne pianists, young and old – Luke Howard, Barny McAll, Andrea Keller, James Bowers, Hue Blanes, and Joe O’Connor to name a few. We’re a lucky town, Melbourne. 
 
What makes jazz so...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 12:02pm

Kyle Lionhart has the surprising distinguishment of having a sizable following with only a single EP under his belt.

 

His story of success speaks volumes about his methods – grassroots efforts to promote himself through streaming services, busking and live performances built on connection and emotion.
 
“I think the biggest thing for me was firstly Spotify where I’d...

Posted 20 Jan 2017 @ 10:14am

 

One of the greatest gifts an audience member can get from watching a live performance is witnessing a musician acting outside of their shell, taking control and baring their pure essence to a crowd. Thando managed to execute this perfectly in a career defining show at Chapel off Chapel, highlighting her versatility as a performer. Her vocal range boomed across the room, her backing...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 11:46am

Five years ago, Thando was a budding young artist who had just moved from Canberra to Melbourne in grand pursuit of a music career.

 

With a slew of achievements behind her, it’s easy to say she’s succeeded.
 
As a well-recognised name in the Melbourne nu-soul scene, she’s performed in several bands and musicals, receiving rave reviews for her performances in The...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 5:32pm

Chapel Off Chapel have announced a tasty lineup of acts for their 2017 Summer Sessions incarnation. 

 

Taking to the stage for a series of intimate shows will be jazz hero Fem Belling, bringing a summer swing soiree to Melbourne on Saturday January 7. 
 
Elsewhere, R&B legend Thando Sikwila takes over the Chapel on Saturday January 14 with a night of neo-soul and...

Posted 5 Oct 2016 @ 12:38pm

16-year-old vocalist Imogen Spendlove is a force to be reckoned with. From auditioning for the Victorian State School Spectacular at age nine and becoming the youngest Principal Vocalist cast, to appearing on shows such as Young Talent Time, The Voice Kids and Carols By Candlelight, and developing her own cabaret show Lost In Love for the 2016 Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Spendlove’s...

Posted 9 Sep 2016 @ 2:17pm

After debuting in a near sell-out season at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Imogen Spendlove is back to showcase new originals and fresh renditions of the likes of Glass Animals, Meg Mac, Gregory Porter and more.

 

She's only 16, but Spendlove is already captivating crowds with her flamboyant costumes and electricity on stage. Currently working on a new EP to be released next...

Posted 21 May 2016 @ 9:36am

While it’s been a six-year gap between releases, Andrew Murray, the force behind big band jazz group ATM15, has been far from idle. ATM15’s 2010 debut, Big Band Reborn, delivered a groove-based update of the big band format. But Murray’s since shifted his focus towards writing and arranging music based on more traditional forms of ensemble jazz. 

 

“It’s drawing influences from...

Posted 19 Mar 2016 @ 5:42pm

Of all the life lessons we learnt from the 1980s, chief amongst them has to be when somebody shows up your door asking for Sarah Connor, you duck. Now 32 years old, The Terminator launched one of the most iconic roles in cinema history and the franchise continues to this day (Terminator Genisys was released just last year to a mixed reception). Yet now, audiences will find themselves facing a...

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