August 03, 2009

What a Weekend!

Hope you were with us for the launch of Sounds Live. What a huge weekend! The festival kicked off with a live studio performance from Glen & the Zen Men...smooth jazz tunes and great sax. Then I raced to BMEC for the Sounds Live Cabaret. The evening's host 'Bright Eyes' was absolutely hilarious...I laughed all night. Bluegrass duo 'Fat Wombat' opened the night. Then we heard a new classical piece for kazoo and slide whistle from Michelle Griffin. Eight Dollar Orchestra rocked the stage before interval. Guitarist Aaron Hopper silenced the room with his beautiful playing. EQD played funky tunes with theatrical accompaniment from hula-hoopers and jugglers. Spoken word artist Miles Merrill was 'wow'. And B-DUB kept the decks spinning with dubb'n beats.

Sunday was Sounds Live Acoustic which turned into a lovely afternoon of original acoustic sounds. Lancelot's Pram jumped into proceedings with a rousing performance. Amber Cashell was brilliant...and that harp was awesome! Margie-May Hockey bought tears to our eyes with her dedication song to the victims of the Victorian bush fires. Noni bought out her shiny new keyboard for her first live performance. Anita Willey is great fun. And Tony Robinson did what Tony Robinson does best.

Now in full swing, Sounds Live takes over the 2MCE airwaves for the rest of the week. Tune in today from 4pm AEST for Cheryl McKellar and tonight from 8pm for Emotional Park Vandals. Stream at


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