International Women's Day Concert
- We've invited four acts to join us for a celebration of International Women's Day on Saturday 4th March 2017 at The West End Sessions. Featuring Sue Ray, The Verandah Chix , Kristy Apps, and Chanel Lucas.
- Around the world, IWD provides an important opportunity for ground-breaking action that will truly drive greater change for women. Come and celebrate with us! www.internationalwomensday.com
- On Saturday 4 March 2017
The West End Sessions
cnr Vulture & Sussex St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101
Hailing from Toowoomba, Sue Ray has been performing professionally for over fifteen years. In that time, she has released two critically acclaimed albums “Best Beware” followed by “Red Roses” that was produced by Aria award winning producer Magoo at Applewood Studios.
In 2012, her album “Red Roses” was nominated for “Country Album Of The Year” in the AIR Independent Music Awards, and later that year her title track “Lover Evermore” received the award for “Best Indigenous Track” in the QLD Music Awards.
Sue is currently back in Australia where she recently released her latest album titled “Live At The Junk Bar”, and will be commencing a tour in March 2017.
THE VERANDAH CHIX
The Verandah ChiX is a Brisbane-based female vocal ensemble bridging cultural divides and celebrating ancestry through song.
The group is an all female vocal ensemble performing traditional and contemporary songs in Torres Strait Island and Aboriginal languages (Australian Indigenous Languages) as well as Bislama, PNG, French, and English.
From humble beginnings of lunchtime singing on the verandah of the old School of Arts Building in Brisbane, The Verandah ChiX did their de?but performance at the Teneriffe Festival 2014 before performing at Parliament House, NAIDOC Week, at the Pacifika Film Festival, BEMAC, and for the G20 Cultural Celebrations.
True songbirds with strong connections to a rare set of cultural heritages, these powerful women will enchant and move you with their beautiful voices and songs.
In the clatter and noise of the Australian singer-songwriter set, it can be hard to find a voice that really grabs you. But when you listen to Kristy Apps, you know you’re hearing something really special – it’s worth noting “this is not music as wallpaper”.
Kristy Apps delivers her songs, as if she was hand delivering you a telegraph wrapped in a powerhouse voice, written for you or someone you know. It’s a craft she has honed over a decade of writing and performing, carving her niche in the Australian songwriter community, while winning plenty of fans around the globe.
“One of the top three shows of 2010” – Rhythms Magazine
She may have been long considered one of Brisbane’s most consistently impressive artists, but in many ways it’s only now that KRISTY APPS is truly finding her place in music. She has most recently been involved in the Soldiers Wife show consisting of some of Australia’s most talented female songwriters. The show has played the Brisbane Powerhouse, a string of regional venues and the iconic Sydney Opera House. Her solo career has seen her perform at venues and festivals all over Australia – including the Woodford Folk Festival. And she’s hit the road across the USA, chalking up sets at numerous venues including the Philadelphia Entertainment Centre, Eddies Attic and the Susquehanna Folk Festival.
“Her two Woodford shows on New Year’s day further solidified her reputation as a powerhouse live performer”. – Time Off
Warm, pure vocals and gentle folk guitar are Chanel’s signature sound. Her music allows you to stop and take a breath, and enjoy the moments outside of the busy day-to-day.
Chanel plays in contemporary Australian folk-pop band women in docs, and has toured Australia, the USA, China and Germany with this act. Her music has been played on radio in Australia and the USA and her music has featured on TV shows in the USA.
A writer and songwriter, she is also known for her solo work which she performs on guitar and ukulele at festivals and venues around Brisbane and Australia. Chanel's inspiration for songwriting comes from artists such as Patty Griffin, Paul Kelly, Gillian Welch, and Ryan Adams.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
So around the world, IWD provides an important opportunity for ground breaking action that will truly drive greater change for women.www.internationalwomensday