In their first performance at Memo Music Hall, COCO’S LUNCH will feature new material from their upcoming album, in an extraordinary journey across the diverse musical palettes of India and Africa, augmented by pop and jazz sounds – a masterful feast of original sounds and rhythms composed by Australia’s ‘magical purveyors of the A Cappella art’ (Herald Sun). Alongside the group’s award-winning single Other Plans (Best Song Composed – Australian A Cappella Awards; Best Folk/World Song finalist – USA Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards) sit songs glistening with rich jazz harmony, fiery konnakol (Indian vocal percussion), world-class improvisation and gorgeous song writing.
Coco’s Lunch have released 7 albums to critical acclaim, toured the world extensively, received countless awards and nominations, and continue to inspire, educate and compose innovative vocal repertoire for audiences around the globe. Their music is sung by vocal ensembles around the world, and they are recognized as pioneers in the composition of contemporary vocal repertoire in this country. Coco’s Lunch features Melbourne jazz singers Jacqueline Gawler, Emma Gilmartin, Gabrielle MacGregor, Lisa Young and Nicola Eveleigh.
‘Coco’s Lunch is living proof that the world’s first instrument – the human voice – is still the finest and most versatile…As singers they prove that the voice has no bounds…’
— The Hindu, INDIA
‘A Cappella like you’ve never heard it before…’
— Fran Kelly, ABC Radio National ‘Breakfast’
‘Tight and soulful…sheer joy… There are no down moments – just celebrations of life, places, love and unity… A national treasure indeed…’
— The Clothesline, Adelaide
— Richard Stubbs, ABC 774
‘One of Australia’s best exports.’
— Vancouver Sun, Canada
…. about SOUTH OF THE RIVER CHOIR
SOUTH OF THE RIVER CHOIR is a Melbourne based community choir celebrating diversity and harmony through a shared passion for singing. Under the direction of Annemarie Sharry for 16 years, the choir explores the music and rhythms of Africa, traditional African American gospel and original Australian compositions.
Since forming in 2002 the 26 voice a cappella ensemble has firmly established itself in the Melbourne Music scene, as regular festival performers and finalists in the ABC CLASSIC FM “Choir Of The Year” Awards. They are very pleased to announce special guest BOB SEDERGREEN to share the stage for this event.