Thursday, 9 October 2008
As I sit at home, in my PJs, writing this blog, the Melbourne International Arts Festival is kicking off. I rarely make it out to see any events, but I'm often drawn to the Famous Spiegeltent, set up in front of the Arts Centre, which usually offers an eclectic program of live music and performance. This year's selection though doesn't seem quite as compelling as previous years, except maybe for the two gigs this coming Saturday and Sunday.
Melbourne singer-songwriter and 'chanteuse' Megan Washington is performing on both nights, away from usual collaborator Paul Grabowsky and debuting as a fully fledged solo artist. Buzz is building around this young singer, so get down early to check her out. Details and tickets here.
Checkout some of Megan's music at the Washington myspace page. I think the sweet pop tune "Someone Else In Mind" is my fave. Her incredibly sexy voice, and even hotter 50s librarian glasses, are featured on the latest single from Melbourne funk/soul crew The Bamboos. The video is below: