… DIRECT FROM A SOLD OUT SEASON AT ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL …
Celebrating the sassy, red–blooded female musicians of the late 60s and early 70s, Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Jane Clifton and Rebecca Barnard will perform the songs of Dusty Springfield, Loretta Lynn, Nancy Sinatra, Dolly Parton, Bobbie Gentry, Jeannie C Riley, Tanya Tucker and Linda Ronstadt.
Also featuring the dynamic duo of Clare Moore on drums and Rosie Westbrook on bass as part of a seven piece band including a high-powered brass section. Southern Belles is about a time in our history when the message had started to resonate that women could take a hold of their lives and their stories were being told through some amazing music.
“Talk about beautiful music, talk about versatility, talk about feisty elegance and you’re talking about NICHAUD FITZGIBBON. Melbourne is one the great musical cities and Nichaud is one of it’s treasures” Kenny Weir : Sunday Herald Sun
‘JANE CLIFTON is possessed of an incredible voice, the wit of a great story teller and the warm likeability of a classic showbiz performer.’
Ian Bell SHORT BACK & SIDES : ADELAIDE REVIEWS 2011
“REBECCA BARNARD has a voice songwriters love. It carries yearning and acceptance , sweetness and pain. And she writes lyrics that hit like a freight train in the night.” Paul Kelly
Southern Belles band consists of:
Clare Moore – drums
Rosie Westbrook – electric bass
Sam Lemann – guitars
Tim Deane – guitars/keyboards
Tim Rosewarne – keyboards
Jack Howard – trumpet
Paul Williamson – saxophone
Music Directors – Clare Moore and Rosie Westbrook