Women In Voice: Brisbane Cabaret Festival

Brisbane Cabaret Festival


Women in Voice

Rock, pop, jazz, folk and soul collide for a music theatre performance like no other!

From humble beginnings at a funky, upstairs venue in Brisbane’s West End, to large-scale international productions at Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Sydney’s Star City Showroom, Women in Voice has had an impressive journey featuring many legendary artists over the years.

Women in Voice is a phenomenon – a courageous concept of showcasing talented female vocalists in an upfront, uncomplicated manner that results in one of the liveliest, funniest and most captivating music theatre shows Brisbane has ever produced.

A collection of Queensland’s finest, most versatile performers have come together including Alison St Ledger, Lil’ Fi, Kacey Patrick, Leah Cotterell and Lauren Lucille. This stunning array of distinctive voices will be ably accompanied by the WIV band featuring Jamie Clark (guitar), Steve Russell (piano), Sasha Kloostra (percussion). and Musical Director, Helen Russell (double bass).

Don’t miss this heartfelt and hilarious cabaret experience.

Alison St Ledger                                                                                                                                          

Alison St Ledger has one of the best voices in the business… she never overstates anything, so when she lets rip you really go on the journey with her.” Kellie Riordan  612 ABC

Best known for her stellar performances in Women in Voice appearing in eleven out of sixteen in this popular cabaret series, Alison has given critically acclaimed performances at the Brisbane Cabaret Festival over the past ten years including Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Vive Jacques Brel and the Matilda Award winning Tom Waits for no Man. She has appeared several times as a guest vocalist with legendary Australian band Powderfinger, and is currently recording a swath of new songs for her latest collaboration with Sallie Campbell and Dave McGuire – The Switch.


She has a voice that can blow out light bulbs or charm angels” (Peter Dougherty DVL)

Lil’ Fi is one of the original roots music performers on the festival circuit today. She is a dynamic entertainer with a unique songwriting style and has been proudly performing her original Australian roots/blues music for over 18 years. Lil’ Fi has been the convener of the Ladies Sing The Blues Festival in Brisbane for 10 years and is a co-founder of the Flannelettes, the ten piece a Capella group. She is also a co-founder of the East-Coast Queen Bees – Australia’s finest women blues musicians all in the one band.

Kacey Patrick                                                                                                                      

“Patrick possesses a voice of unparalleled clarity, so smooth and precise it’s like listening to a melting ice sculpture.” Time Off Magazine

Kacey’s three-octave range is a rare instrument capable of expressing profound emotion. She has the rare ability to create vocal sound-scapes where she utilises her voice as both a melodic and percussive instrument, using breath, scat and bird-calls to transport the audience on an evocative and unique musical journey. Kacey is best known for her performances with Stringmansassy and The Saruzu Quartet.

Leah Cotterell

“Leah Cotterell could sing the shopping list and melt your heart.” Rhythms magazine

Leah is a gifted interpreter of songs across many styles. She has been singing on stage since 1979 and her musical journey has taken her from political satire and cabaret, to a rollicking blues band in Bebopera  Leah has appeared in theatre productions for TN! and QTC and earned outstanding reviews for her four appearances in the review series Women In Voice. Leah began to write lyrics with Jamie Clark in their country band 18 WHEELS and they have since teamed up as Cotterell & Clark releasing two recordings of their acoustic roots inspired original songs.

Lauren Lucille

“This gal has chops!!” Janice Slater

Brisbane-based singer-songwriter Lauren Lucille is a fresh talent in the field of jazz music.  Her original works are a unique fusion of jazz and pop, but also cover genres as diverse as folk, soul and classical music. She’s taken her sound across Australia, performing at jazz festivals in Brisbane, Noosa, Broadbeach, Ipswich, and Melbourne, as well as her numerous residencies in the Brisbane area. Her 2005 performance at Jazz After Dark in London further fueled her desire to perform at the best jazz festivals across the globe as a highly respected performer, composer and musician.

Duration 90mins (plus interval)

Suitable for all ages

Dates: 8th, 9th & 10th November 2012

Venue: Old Museum Concert Hall

Doors Open 7:30

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