Home' LOTL : October 2005 Contents Fave song to sing?
I have lots. I love singing Foolish
Games by Jewel, it’s a song I really feel
I can relate to. I love singing Creep by
Radiohead as it’s a bit of a crowd pleaser
at gigs, and I really like doing Low by
Kelly Clarkson. Lots of big notes and
again, it's a favourite of my girlfriend!
Any gigs coming up?
Currently I have a regular Sunday
afternoon/evening spot at the Hampshire
in Camperdown, Sydney with the likes
of Bec Hill and Jess Cooper. I have
also been invited to headline a Breast
Cancer Research Event later in the year.
I am looking for gigs! Bring it on! I’d
really like to increase the number of
performances I am doing and increase the
fan base. Have guitar, will travel!
Created under Kate
Monroe’s label, MAT
to deep, funky house
music, Mat White is the
second CD in a three-
volume series. We have
2 copies of Kate’s MAT
White to give away.
Call (02) 9332 2725 on
October 6 at 11am.
Keep your eyes out for the new Finn
Brothers tribute album She Will Have
Her Way, which features Australia &
New Zealand’s finest female singer/
songwriters paying tribute to the genius
songwriting of Tim & Neil Finn. There’s
a stack of female talent bringing their
own interpretations and subtle twists to
these timeless songs including Sarah
Blasko, Natalie Imbruglia, Sophie
Koh, Amiel, Little Birdy, Renee Geyer,
Clare Bowditch, Kasey Chambers. It
features an awesome cover of Stuff and
Nonsense by Missy Higgins.
Another compilation worth looking at
is the forthcoming Desperate Housewives
soundtrack which includes a stellar
line up of critically acclaimed female
performers including Joss Stone,
kd lang, Macy Gray, Liz Phair, and
The Indigo Girls.
Dusty Springfield’s lesbian affairs will
be avoided in an upcoming movie based
on the late singer’s life. The Son of a
Preacher Man icon opened up about
her bisexuality during the 1970s, but
Hollywood executives are keen to steer
clear of homosexual themes. A Universal
Studios executive insists the big-budget
biopic will focus on Springfield’s career
rather than her relationships. He adds,
“Film-goers are growing weary of overt
scenes of homosexuality.”
Juliette Lewis is thrilled her
individuality is helping her become a
rock icon, because it cost her a promising
acting career. She says her erratic
personality is perfect for making music.
“I was never the It girl. I almost could’ve
been, had I worn the right dresses and
talked the talk, but I was never good at
that. And that’s why I’m built for the
rock ‘n’ roll touring lifestyle.” The 32-
year-old lead singer of Juliette and the
Licks is always thrilled by the presents
her groupies bring, which have so far
included a rubber duck, boxer shorts and
a bullet. “They’re the people who wear
home-made shirts that say ‘Lick Me’ on
them. I like to call them ‘Lick Lovers’. I
never know what we will be given next.”
In local news, the girls from Fruit have
hit their home turf running and are
already performing dates right around the
country including 7th at Northcote Social
club Melbourne on the 7th, Sydney Uni
on the 13th, and Sydney Vanguard 14th
& 15th. Check out www.fruitmusic.com.
au for an extensive tour schedule.
Clare Bowditch and the Feeding Set are
to tour the country once again around
to celebrate the release of their second
album What Was Left. Dates this month
include @ Newtown (15th), HiFi Bar
Melb (21st), Zoo Brisbane (19th), Jive
A big congratulations to Sarah Blasko
and Missy Higgins who are in the
running for Album of the Year, Best
Female Artist, Best Pop Release and
Breakthrough Artist at the 2005 Aria
Awards. I’ll be on the edge of my
seat when the winner of Best Female
Album is announced. Nominees are
Missy Higgins, Mia Dyson, Natalie
Imbruglia, Sarah Blasko (and Kylie).
Let’s hope one of these very talented
true Aussie girls get the recognition
their music deserves – hasn’t Kylie won
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