Did you know: Aretha Franklin had given birth twice by age 14 | Marilyn Monroe helped Ella Fitzgerald catch her big break at the Mocambo nightclub | Peggy Lee travelled with ‘Charlie’, a large oxygen tank which prevented her lung filling with liquid? These and other fascinating facts abound in Oh, Lady Be Good - a feast of classic jazz and blues, flavoured with the music and stories of legendary chanteuses. You know the classics of Ella, Billie, Peggy, Eartha, Roberta, Aretha, Carmen Miranda, Judy Garland, and more, but do you know their stories? In a cabaret filled with fascinating facts and great quality music, Melissa performs timeless songs with pizzazz and flair.
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A significant price reduction will be offered if other shows are also booked (Lissa & Nee Nee / Sweet, Sour & Saucy). Budget is based on Quintet - show can be modified to trio.
Melissa Western and Tnee Dyer have enjoyed successful independent full-time performing arts careers for over a decade. In mid-2016 they returned from a year touring and training in the UK. Melissa received a Churchill Fellowship and the pair performed in festivals and venues around the country. They have travelled locally and globally to key festivals (Edinburgh Fringe, Woodford Folk Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane Festival) and have toured twice with the UK NRTS (Ella, Marilyn Marlene and Me, Lush Life, Oh Lady Be Good). As a married couple with children this pair enjoy a warm and uniquely personal rapport onstage. They are known and respected for their refined skills, spontaneity and authenticity.
Highlights include extensive touring and mainstage performances throughout Australia, the UK and France including: Women in Voice, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Canterbury International Arts Festival, Bristol Spiegeltent, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Cabaret Festival, Brisbane Jazz Club, Speigeltent, Queensland Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, QPAC, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Adelaide Fringe etc. Sweet, Sour & Saucy received five star reviews in Edinburgh and was nomiated for 3 x 2015 Matilda Awards: Best Female Actor, Best Musical/Cabaret and Best Set Design..
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High quality marketing collateral.Quality musicianship.Small, experienced touring group.
Workshops could be run in the interests of the community - topics include - group singing workshops, improvisation workshops, customised masterclasses.