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MARY COUGHLAN showcased her marvelous and versatile voice at Foundry616 with an eclectic mix of original songs and cover versions. She explained that sometimes she is called a jazz singer, a blues singer and even a folk singer. She used some strong vernacular to express her feelings about being described as a folk singer, albeit delivered with her Irish charm and humour. Opening with Meet Me Where They Play the Blues, a slow and sultry original, followed with the folksy Double Cross, and later a slow version of Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart and a mellow rendition of Etta James’ I’d Rather Go Blind should give some idea of her versatility.                                    Continue reading MARY COUGHLAN AT FOUNDRY 616



Jazz singer Charenée Wade used her dynamic voice and her considerable performance skills to entertain the full house at Foundry 616 for the second last night of the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival.

The evening opened with an instrumental featuring the outstanding pianist Oscar Perez. His energetic and embodied performance drew on both his Cuban roots and his New York background. Local musicians Brett Hirst on double bass and Paul Derricott on drums supported and complemented this world class pianist. Continue reading CHARENEE WADE @ FOUNDRY 616