Deborah Conway is a significant and eloquent contributor to Australian music, singing songs that chronicle the essential elements of life, love, loss, memory, the mundane and the spiritual. Restless and confounding, her powerful voice and presence has fascinated audiences for the past 30 years. A rare female agitator in a time when the music industry was male dominated; Conway continues to be a role model for young women and a mentor to emerging artists.
Launched last year at MEMO, THE COMMONERS are a brand new Melbourne band playing a heady mix of original material, blues & indie rock. Featuring Deborah Conway’s Daughter ALMA ZYGIER, ASH GRIFFIN on guitar, ANGUS RADLEY on bass, and brothers OLLIE & ALBERT ROLF on keys & drums respectively. Think guitar soaked, overdriven tubes with a strong back beat, oozing Hammond & supplying a lush bed for Alma’s compelling & urgent vocals.