This years Black Pearl StudiosChristmas party exploded with some of Melbourne’s much loved musicians / singers / songwriters and industry folk.
I was lucky to enjoy and share this impromptu performance of Crossroads by one of Melbourne’s rock ‘n’ roll royalty Jimmy Cupples; who was blown away by this amazing studios majestic digs and live performance sound scape, likening it to the calibre and magic created by Abby Road Studios.
Fem Belling exploded onto the Melbourne Jazz scene and is emerging as one of Australia’s formidable and exciting new jazz performers. Her African Jazz and theatre roots augment her unique musicality, choices and interpretations.
No stranger to the stage, Fem was a leading lady of London’s West End for 5 years. She performed for Her Majesty The Queen at the Royal Variety Show. Her roles include shows: HAIRSPRAY, FAME, CATS, JOSEPH & HIS TECHNICOLOUR DREAM COAT, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, LITTLE SHOP of HORRORS, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, & Liza Minnelli opposite Todd McKenney in THE BOY FROM OZ.
Seating: General Admission. Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. The performance has a strict ‘ Lockout Policy’, latecomers will not be permitted.
Throughout her early years as a singer, Dayle released an album with Mushroom Records, and toured with artists such as Marcia Hines,Steve Groves (Tintin) and Johnny Chester. As a studio session singer she worked with well-known artists, such as Tommy Emmanuel,Paul Rabowski and Mike Brady. Dayle has performed in a wide variety of genres and settings, in country music and acoustic folk, with touring bands, in cabaret and theatre, television variety shows, and for many years sang with Steve Ball (Kush) on piano at jazz piano bars in Sydney. Drawing on all of these influences, Dayle’s mellow voice brings a touching resonance to songs of depth, humour and warmth.
Her new album ‘Sanctuary’, produced by Hugh McDonald from Red Gum features some of Australia’s finest musicians and on the night Dayle will be accompanied by band members and guest artists including: