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Alive and Gigging

  • The Skylark Room 351 Glenfern Road Upwey, VIC, 3158 Australia (map)
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Michelle Chandler, Beck Sian, Cathy Dobson, Neesy Smith and Tracey Roberts are five established singer-songwriter-musicians - seasoned performers all, with international touring experience, award-winning songs and a pretty large bunch of CD releases between them.  They’re also good mates who have worked with each other in various combinations on successful musical projects over the years.

Alive & Gigging features all performers on stage together, telling their stories, one by one, through beautifully constructed songs and spontaneous banter, accompanying each other on guitars, keyboards, ukes, percussion instruments (including a few weird ones… ) and lots of vocals. They are ably supported by multi-instrumentalist, STAX on didgeridoos, slide guitar and harmonica and backed up by the wonderful rhythm machine that is The Zee Man on drums.

With such a diverse mix of song-styles performed by five different personalities, Alive & Gigging is a musical, entertaining feast of collaboration, improvisation, meaningful lyrics and gorgeous music with lots of instruments - colourful clothing, colourful ad-libbing and lots of fun!

“Great show. You guys are all so different yet all together it really works!”  
Dave Miller, Selby Folk Club

Earlier Event: February 18
February Sunday Sessions - The Skylarks
Later Event: February 24
Parkville EP Launch