Darebin Music Feast 2014 Q&A: Jenny Taylor of Lipstick and Spurs

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Darebin Music Feast 2014 Q&A: Jenny Taylor of Lipstick and Spurs


Hello! Who are we speaking with and what do you do in the band?

Jenny Taylor and Lipstick and Spurs with special guest Suzannah Espie. I write, direct, produce and perform with Lipstick and Spurs Country Choir.

Using three words, describe what festival-goers can expect from your performance at Darebin Music Feast?

Classic classy country-entertainment.

Who or what do you think the highlight of the Darebin Music Feast will be this year?

High Street Bells Choir CD launch, Songwriters Award, Steve Blackburn Unbearably Hip.

Why is the Darebin Music Feast an important community celebration?

It’s a mini Tamworth. All the local musicians get to see each others’ shows and buzz around together in the delightful mist of music coming out of shops, bars and halls all through the area. Professional, recreational and community musicians get access to venues, promotion and facilities with the support of the fabulous Darebin council arts staff. Darebin is home to 100’s of musicians and it’s great to see who’s ‘best in show’. 

If you had to give us one reason to catch your set at the festival, what would that be?

Jenny Taylor and Lipstick and Spurs really are fun, combining great musicianship, choreography and country songs, and Suzannah Espie, whom I love and adore, is playing with us. I’m still blushing, such a performer crush.

JENNY TAYLOR AND LIPSTICK AND SPURS play the Northcote Town Hall Studio 1 on Wednesday October 15 at 8 pm as part of Darebin Music Feast.