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Song Lounge April
Monday 22 February 7.00pm
Song Lounge is one of Perth’s favourite singer/songwriter showcases where top local artists perform their originals in a unique and intimate setting. Join us to hear them share the stories behind their songs, songwriting experiences and hilarious tales from their tours – be taken on a journey with Perth’s finest talent.
FlameTree are an acoustic trio from Fremantle who offer warm, heart-inspired music influenced by reggae, sufi poetry and hip hop. Lush feminine harmonies, soulful guitar and sassy beats create a hypnotic groove to move both heart and hips. Sampling ancient mantras and eastern rhythms, and combining them with harmonised melodic vocals and warm acoustic guitars, FlameTree invite the listener to surrender in musical meditation as they create a deeply feminine soundscape.
Bree van de Zuidwind’s honey-like vocals and classical style of finger picking is complemented beautifully by Romney Jones’ soulful blues and Arabic scales on lead guitar. Their voices combine seamlessly to invoke a melancholic yearning and quiet rapture. Drummer Lawrence Smith joins the duo at select gigs and takes the music to new heights with his infectious beats.
Fiona Rea has a passion for storytelling, connection and melody. For her ‘to sing is to breathe’ and, with a voice at once honest and delicate, she sings to make sense of the world. Fiona’s songs are influenced by the Irish heritage and by a lifelong love of music and its power to reach people beyond the isolation of circumstance. For Fiona, a song is a bridge between people, offering connection and embrace. After winning WAM Song-of-the-Year for the internationally acclaimed ballad Take Me Home with Them Little Secrets, Fiona has collaborated regularly with a variety of gifted artists including the feverish Irish ensemble Sparrow and, most currently, with the eclectic and multi-talented The Hold. Fiona has featured successfully on tours for Declan O’Rourke and Damien Dempsey and has performed at Festivals both in Australia and internationally.
The Littlest Fox
Described by the Fairbridge Folk Festival as being “rising stars of the local indie-folk-pop scene”, The Littlest Fox have been credited for their absorbing vocal harmonies and story telling. Embracing their heritage, Ashlea Reale and Jenny Gaunt have brought to life forgotten tales of shipwrecks, bush rangers, prison breaks and home grown heroes. With a handful ofinstruments under their belt, including cello, biscuit tin banjo and cajon, the girls always give
a passionate, intimate performance with endearing stage banter to leave you feeling like old friends.
The music of the Littlest Fox captures the soul and imagination of these two songwriters, showcasing stories and events from Australian history. Since recording their first album, Paper Aeroplane, in 2011, The Littlest Fox have released three full length albums, an EP, two music videos and toured across Australia, performing at Folk Festivals Nation wide.
Through the Dark is the latest album by the Littlest Fox, released in October 2015. The first single, Federation Song, sets the tone for the album – a fun, exciting approach to local history. The Littlest Fox will be embarking on their first European tour in June 2016.
At 15 years of age, 2015 CMAA Graduate and 2014’s winner of the Nannup Music Festival’s ‘Emerging Artist Award’ and Pirate 88 Metro Song of the Year (Youth – 2016), Siobhan Cotchin was always destined to be a performer and songwriter.
Immersing herself in singing and playing guitar since the age of 8, her original songs are quirky and cleverly crafted with delightful vocal melodies and a tone that is her own. Her passion is for performing whether that’s on a big stage or taking it to the streets busking.
With a repertoire spanning four decades her influences range from James Taylor to Joni Mitchell and Taylor Swift to Nirvana. She is an old soul who delivers her music with a passion and class that’s well beyond her years.