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 have 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.
Conway’s debut solo album String of Pearls, released in 1991, was a radical departure from Do Re Mi. Its themes of youthful reflection and tongue-in-cheek irreverence, embodied in It’s Only The Beginning, Release Me & the bittersweet title track, won her Best Female ARIA award that year. One of Australia’s emblematic female singer-songwriter albums, String Of Pearls found an essential and enduring place.
The album release was accompanied by an extensive national tour with band The Mothers Of Pearl in which Willy Zygier played guitar. This was the start of a highly successful songwriting and personal collaboration for Conway & Zygier that has resulted so far in eight records and three children.
Support for the night will be provided by prolific singer-songwriter and Latrobe Valley-based Danny McDonald. He has been developing a reputation as one of Australia’s most underrated songwriters for more than two decades.
He’s released, played on, helped write, recorded or appeared on over 75 CD, vinyl and digital records both as a solo artist and alongside a growing list of well-known Australian artists. He began recording and touring under his own name in 2002 and is also a member of legendary Melbourne guitar pop band Little Murders.
WHAT A STUNNINGLY CLASSY NIGHT WE WILL HAVE.
6:00pm – Community BBQ
7:00pm – The Doors
7:30pm – Danny McDonald
8:30pm – Deborah Conway & Will Zygier
Tickets Here – $45