UNDER THE INFLUENCE- The singers, the songwriters and the seminal moments that have inspired us
In Under the Influence, we blend specially written originals with songs that represent those artists and seminal moments. Getting much more than honourable mentions will be the likes of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Barbra Streisand, Leonard Cohen, Elvis, Erik Satie, Spike Milligan, The Beatles and many more. Then there are the stories-Moya being thrown out of the school choir- her first hearing of Bulgarian singing- John being told he was tone deaf- his father’s church choir rehearsing in the lounge room etc.
COBARGO FOLK FESTIVAL, Cobargo Showground, Sat Mar 2, 9.15pm. AND a different version onSun Mar 3, 11am (including guests joining us to talk and sing their way through their influences- Shane Howard, Daniel Champagne and Laura Bishop (from Chaika).PLUS a satire show on Fri Mar 1. PLUS Moya is running the festival choir- all welcome to join. More info on: www.cobargofestival.com
HAPPY LITTLE COPYRIGHTS- Our tribute to the noble art of song stealing
Pablo Picasso once said- ‘Good artists borrow, great artists steal’, and nowhere is this more resonant than in the world of songwriting. Shortis and Simpson explore the story of what happens when the folk process meets the world of Copyright Acts. It’s a tale of innocents and villains, commerce and tradition, minstrels and moguls, full of riveting narration, surprising information, buckets of humour and virtuosic musicianship. Joined by a hot band (Dave O’Neill, Jon Jones, Ian Blake), and the Worldly Goods Choir, they will blend the traditional with the contemporary to travel through a range of genres- blues, country, gospel, Cajun, folk, world, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, and classical, proving that nothing is new under the sun. NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL, Exhibition Park, Canberra, Fri Apr 19, 4.50pm/Mon Apr 22, 10am. PLUS…a satire show on Apr 21,Worldly Goods Choir opening the festival Thurs Apr 18, and Moya is leading the Festival choir, all welcome. Go to www.folkfestival.org.au