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Genevieve Chadwick has that thing. I don't know
what it is, or how she got it, but I can tell you
what it does. The sheer raw power and passion
of Genevieve's live performance commands the
undivided attention of all within, often drawing
passersby in from the street to see just who this
mop-haired, gutsy and incredibly energetic wom-
an is. Whether performing solo or with her band,
The Gypsy Jews, she can silence an entire room,
only to have it roar with appreciation at the end of
each song. She's the talent of John Butler, with the
soul of Janis Joplin. A force truly to be reckoned
The very next project in line for Genevieve is
the long awaited debut album which is due for
release in late August. Entitled Riding the Wind,
Forgetting Time, the release features 10 tracks
penned by Genevieve herself. "It's pretty differ-
ent to what's happening in music at the moment,"
she says. "Every sound on every track is made by
an instrument or physical object, from dog food
bowls to corrugated iron, there's nothing electron-
ic on the entire album." It's more complex than
her solo and band performance, though still man-
ages to capture the same spirit.
To grab yourself a copy of Riding the Wind,
Forgetting Time head to her myspace (below), or
to catch this incredible woman in action, head to
The Cafe Lounge in Surry Hills on August 7th,
Beach Road Hotel, Bondi on August 10th, or the
launch of Chick BOOM! at the Sando in New-
town on August 29th.
After returning to the Melboune music scene
with a stellar solo show, Jade Leonard is
set to wow audiences with monthly shows at
Kay Sera's BiZARRE Cabaret. Nominated
for the ALSO awards as Most Popular Art-
ist 2010, For the Ladies is certainly not to
Featuring songs by Meshell Ndegeocello,
the Bee Gees, Frank Sinatra, Jamiroquai,
Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Katie Noonan and
songs of her own composition, Jade will sing
to the heart of every woman in the room.
Whatever your persuasion, you or your
lady friend will be moved by Jade's soulful
recreation of songs written for women.
Keep in mind that this St Kilda venue is
particularly intimate, and as such there are
only 25 tickets available to each show, so
booking ahead is vital. Tickets can be pur-
chased online through Greentix.
For more info see jadeleonard.com.
This Crooked Track
This Crooked Track, the
debut album of Melbourne
based sisters Leisha,
Jessie and Victoria,
does great justice to their
passionate and energetic performance, no doubt
borne from the sister connection within the band.
This indie, roots and folk inspired release
features ten tracks all unique in tone, yet all tied
together with the distinct jungal sound of flawless
harmonies, bright brass and bluesy guitar. If you
wanna jump up and down and all around then This
Crooked Track is for you.
Evelyn Evelyn is a concept
album in its nest form. The
creative spawn of Amanda
Palmer (of Dresden Dolls
fame) and Jason Webley, the
album tells the heartwrenching tale of ctional conjoined
twins Evelyn and Evelyn.
At times comical, though often devastating, you'll
have trouble pulling your attention from the theatrically
presented story of the girls, their few friends (including
conjoined elephants Bimba and Kimba), and their painted
ukulele, until they stumble upon fame via a social
networking site. Have tissues handy for this one.
Known best as Claire
Bowditch's backup singers, a
capella troupe Aluka are three
young lasses with a bucket
load of talent. This debut EP
showcases the delicate and intricate harmonies and vocal
percussion, tempo and time signature changes executed
effortlessly by Melbourne based students Annabelle,
Rachel and Sally. The girls tend to nd inspiration outside
of vocal music which is what gives the girls their edge and
unique sound. I'll leave you today to ponder the words of
Claire herself - "If they get any better I'm de nitely going
to have to re them."
Aug 3rd East Brunswick Club; Aug 5th The Metro
Aug 2nd The Metro, Sydney, NSW; Aug 4th The Hi-
Fi, Melbourne, VIC; Aug 5th The Factory Theatre,
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