Black Pearl Studios Xmas 2014

This years Black Pearl Studios Christmas 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.

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 ‘Devine’ on at Chapel off Chapel December 3 -19 

12 Little Chapel St. Prahran

Bookings: 03 8290 7000

Art Events Australia presents it’s third production “Devine” The Sarah Vaughan story, written by award-winning playwright Neil Cole.  Starring Green Room nominated actress Fem Belling  accompanied by multi-award winning composer, pianist and musical director Warren Wills.

The story is about Sarah’s rise to stardom.  It traces her early beginnings singing with Ella Fitzgerald, to her recordings with Mercury Records..

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.


Dayle Allison Walker album launch

Melbourne based singer / songwriter, academic and author Dayle Allison Walker will be performing at Albert Park Yacht Club this Friday evening the 5th December 2014 along with her band FolkUs to celebrate Xmas with the launch of her latest album titled ‘Sanctuary’.

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.

Dayle Allison Walker latest album launch Sanctuary
Dayle Allison Walker latest album launch Sanctuary













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:

Brian Norris – bass / backup vocals

Zee Man – drums / percussion

Gavan Anderson – guitars / banjo / mandolin

Alex Black – violin / mandolin / backup vocsls

Cliff Ellery – Backup vocals / guitar

Cathy Spillane – Backup vocals / Ukulele / guitar / percussion


Albert Park Yacht Club Port Lounge

5 Aquatic Drive

Albert Park Lake

Doors open 7.30

Music at 8pm

Tickets: $25 pp concession $20

For bookings: or TEXT 0418 179411 (Cliff) – pay at door. 

Finger Food and dips provided – no extra cost