Sweet, Sour & Saucy is framed within a 1950s Australian talkback radio love show hosted by Barry and Barbara (played by Tnee and Melissa) featuring songs by Eartha Kitt, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, Nat King Cole and more. Sweet, Sour & Saucy is duo jazz/cabaret performance featuring fresh, energetic interpretations of jazz standards from high calibre singer/musicians Antony (Tnee) Dyer and Melissa Western. This is the perfect mix for a touring show combining virtuosic piano playing, strong and sultry vocals, rich harmonies and inventive accompaniment (ukulele, washboard, spoons, trombone kazoo, tap dancing and more).

Touring in 2016-2017: Barbara and Barry are creating a new show for audiences who have already seen Sweet, Sour and Saucy. It will feature the same quality music and entertainment that audiences loved with some quirky new storylines and a few surprises!


Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor
Technical Rating
The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party
3

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..


Company Website
barbaraandbarry.com

Unique Selling Point

High quality marketing collateral and images available.Already achieved 5 star reviews at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Have been invited to appear at this year's Canterbury Festival and Jumpers & Jazz Festival.Have already hosted International Women's Day Event at Brisbane City Hall.Uniquely Australian tone and authentic vintage feel.Small, experienced touring party with big impact.

Marketing Materials

High quality marketing collateral and images available.Already achieved 5 star reviews at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Have been invited to appear at this year's Canterbury Festival and Jumpers & Jazz Festival.Have already hosted International Women's Day Event at Brisbane City Hall.Uniquely Australian tone and authentic vintage feel.Small, experienced touring party with big impact.

Community Engagement

Workshops could be run in the interests of the community - topics include - group singing workshops, improvisation workshops, customised masterclasses.