Simone Spittle Presents ‘The Art of Oversharing’
Saturday 19 May 10.30pm
Airing your dirty laundry is just one of the way’s Simone Spittle has perfected the art of over sharing. In a show that promises to expose the awkwardly funny moments in a world that’s constantly trying to present its best side, ‘The Art of Oversharing’ is here to welcome home truths with open arms.
Have you ever imagined the things you weren’t brave enough to say, brought to life? Simone is an artist who has crafted your deepest fears & embarrassing mishaps into a unique fusion of comedy, pop and refreshingly honest storytelling. Showcasing 25 years of classical piano under her belt, vocals since she could form vowels and a lifetime on the stage, ‘The Art of Oversharing’ is the perfect Saturday night for those who seek magic in mayhem.
Simone Spittle is an artist as quirky as her name implies. A classically trained pianist from the age of 5 and singer since she could speak, Simone is a fearless writer who stops at nothing to create art for art’s sake. A prolific songwriter about all the things you shouldn’t talk about, Simone has the innate ability to make you laugh, cringe and cry at the same time. In a Melbourne first, Simone released her independent debut EP ‘I Fall Into Clouds of Dreams’ in a Fitzroy Laundromat in May 2017. She is currently completing her first full studio album and plans to tour internationally in 2019.
Vocalist and songwriter Jeanie Proude originally hails from South Australia but has spent the last 5 years in Perth studying Jazz at WAAPA. Her influences sit anywhere between Ella Fitzgerald and Alanis Morrisette, to Amy Winehouse and Gretchen Parlato. Jeanie regularly performs as a vocalist and guitarist around Perth performing jazz, pop and her own originals. Passionate about the art of songwriting, Jeanie is particularly excited to perform Simone’s songs who has truly honed that art!
Born in a family of musicians, Valerio began to play drums at the age of seven. When he was ten years old he picked up his first guitar, which marked the beginning of a life-long love relationship with both instruments. The lure of music was always too powerful, leading Valerio to study with some of the best teachers and performers in Europe and Australia. Today, he holds a diploma in guitar and music theory from the acclaimed “Ladybird” school of Music in his home town of Rome, where he studied with Brazilian-Jazz virtuoso Eddy Palermo. He has attended master-classes with internationally renowned musicians such as Scott Henderson, Russell Ferrante, Frank Gambale, Mike Stern and Allan Holdsworth, and holds a degree in Jazz Performance from the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Today Valerio performs in a variety of music ensembles, either as session musician and band leader. He also works as an arranger, transcriber, composer, tutor and drummer/percussionist. Favourite music styles: Jazz, Fusion, Latin, Contemporary, Pop. Valerio about music: “Music is a gift for everyone” Favourite quote: “If you can walk, you can dance.. if you can talk, you can sing…” (Traditional Zimbabwe)
Krista graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Australia in 2012. As an undergraduate she was awarded numerous prizes and awards including the Pauline Steele Memorial Prize for Solo Cello, the Margaret Belle Prize for Chamber Music and a Wesley Mission Scholarship. She continued her postgraduate studied at UWA under the supervision of Dr Suzanne Wijsman and achieved a Masters of Music in 2015. Since then, Krista has pursued a varied career in historically informed performance, contemporary music and everything in between. She has participated in masterclasses and festivals in Canada, France and the Netherlands and appears in Perth frequently as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician.
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