It’s fairly definable. That implicit contract between solo artist and audience. I will give you my best, the best I have to offer of my skill and talent and experience, sitting gently alongside, I will attend to your work and respect your skill, talent and experience. But there are moments when something less definable happens. Times when that compact stretches and extends beyond the singer/ listener experience and the audience shares in a brilliance shaped for memory. It’s a magical, mysterious moment and Erin Cornell’s ALL OF ME is full of them. Simply put, this was a joyous experience, a night for remembering.
ALL OF ME is a well chosen title for Cornell who is an artist who can’t help but share, speaking easily and engagingly to an audience between songs. Slightly self-deprecating in her honesty and often diverging from the topic at hand, pulling herself back to the next on the playlist with an “anyway”, she is delightfully relaxed and it’s infectious. Continue reading ERIN CORNELL: A STAR ALIGNS→
Powerhouse Diva Erin Cornell will be in concert in Sydney in August at intimate venue, Ginger’s.
Commencing here next month on the first leg of a global tour, ALL OF ME – AN EVENING WITH ERIN CORNELL is a spellbinding journey which will transcend musical genres – from Judy Garland to Ella Fitzgerald, Loreena Mackenitt to John Farnham, Sondheim to Annie Lennox, Schwartz to Queen, Lloyd Webber to Adele. Continue reading ERIN CORNELL OPENS HER TOUR AND WE HAVE A GIVE-AWAY→
Powerhouse Diva Erin Cornell will be in concert in Sydney in August at intimate venue Ginger’s.
Commencing here next month on the first leg of a global tour, ALL OF ME – AN EVENING WITH ERIN CORNELL is a spellbinding journey which will transcend musical genres – from Judy Garland to Ella Fitzgerald, Loreena Mackenitt to John Farnham, Sondheim to Annie Lennox, Schwartz to Queen, Lloyd Webber to Adele.
Tempted. Very tempted. Tempted not to tell anything about last night’s show. I want to keep it all to myself. But since we’re friends, and if you promise not to spread it around, I might tell you about a really fantastic Sydney cabaret event. It’s called SHOWQUEEN and with the sure hands of Chris Archer and the irrepressible Trevor Ashley beneath it, you just know its reliably top notch. And it’s on every month in Oxford St at Ginger’s: a great little intimate venue with terrific food.
Trevor Ashley seriously. The man is a force of nature. Priscilla Queen of The Desert – The Musical, Diamonds are for Trevor, and just off Liza’s Back (is Broken) at Glen Street. He’s obviously a living breathing icon but who knew he was such a warm, wry and witty host. You get to hear him sing too … bonus.
Upbeat Carpenter’s hit ‘Sing, Sing a Song’ to begin and a superbly grubby blues number ‘Get Laid’ as the evening finale. Trevor, I can call him that, he picked up my jacket when it fell on the floor and patted me, is known for those high notes … his best Streisand for ‘People’ with brushed drums and soul touching joy in sharing … but when he occasionally gets down low in his bottom register I get goosebumps. Oh that sounds rude but I really mean it. He’s not averse to some deep shoulder action between songs either Continue reading SHOWQUEEN : A STARRY NIGHT OF CABARET @ GINGER’S→
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