Category: Music

RAW: Cabaret Fringe – New Coat of Paint – La Boheme – 4.5K

All six performers were impressive on their respective instruments and had good onstage group chemistry. Alison Coppe’s voice is sublime, there is purity to it which could be thought of as the antithesis of Waits’ own sound but none-the-less it worked and brought out the beautiful melodies in his songs. 4.5K

RAW: Cabaret Fringe – Freewheelin’ – The Promethean – 4K

Carragher’s voice soared and we were reminded of just how much of a contribution Bob Dylan has made to music. Undoubtedly she could have kept playing song after song and we would have been happy to keep listening. 4K

RAW: Cabaret Festival – Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey – 4K

This is top flight cabaret, not without risk to present a tribute in such a mirrored way for both Draxl and McNelis but both succeed admirably.

RAW: Cabaret Festival – Tuba Skinny – Banquet Room – 4.5K

Tuba Skinny create music reminiscent of the speakeasies and jazz clubs of 1920s America. Hailing from New Orleans, they are fresh faced but old souled, injecting heart into the music they play. 4.5K

RAW: Soundwave Interview – Young Guns

The Young Guns are a band who have enjoyed a rare fast track to success and I spoke to frontman Gustav about his band.

RAW: Cabaret Festival – Olivia Newton John – 4K

Banner act for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Olivia Newton John, produced everything Festival organisers and her fans desired – a packed Festival Theatre audience that was unafraid to give her rousing standing ovations. 4K

RAW: Cabaret Festival – Glenn Shorrock – 4K

Elizabeth boy, Glenn Shorrock returned to his home town giving him and his audience an enjoyable trip down memory lane. 4K

RAW: Michael Cox In Recital – Preview – 7.30pm Elder Hall – 6th July

United Kingdom based flautist, Michael Cox has a recital in the Elder Hall at 7.30pm Wednesday 6 July, Michael will be joined by acclaimed pianist Leigh Harrold and Celia Craig Principal Oboe with ASO. Celia is a former colleague of Michael’s from the BBC Symphony where she was Princ Cor Anglais. The trio will perform Trio by Madeleine Dring. See post for details.

RAW: Soweto Gospel Choir – Her Majesty’s – Til 3rd June – 4K

Adelaide is blessed to have an African troupe coming through annually and if the sounds of that continent excite you then a Soweto Gospel Choir ticket is one you need to get.

RAW: Karin Schaupp and Katie Noonan – Songs From The English Isles – 3.5K

To be sure the show was a very pleasant evening’s entertainment, enjoyable in one of those ‘we could have sat there all night’ senses. 3.5K