Song Lounge is one of Perth’s favourite singer/songwriter showcases where top local artists perform their originals in a unique and intimate setting. Join us to hear them share the stories behind their songs, songwriting experiences and hilarious tales from their tours – be taken on a journey with Perth’s finest talent.
Monday September 19th (7 – 10pm)
Ellington Jazz Club, Perth
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Lydia Schubert was born in Perth during the eighties or nineties; depending on what mood she’s in and credits her musical prowess with a desire to tell stories. She is a mythologist and puts herself in the first person of the song.“But that doesn’t always mean the songs are about me”She emerged from the dusty plains of Australia’s West, playing intimate venues in Fremantle and the surrounding locality to small and attentive audiences, where she cut her teeth as a contemporary poet/singer. She has developed an acute understanding of the ‘song’ form and its potential to articulate that which is buried deep in the soul, hidden beneath the small talk of the world.She was signed up to The A&R department in 2014 and made her debut in early 2015 with the single Jesse, a ballad about the gunslinger Jesse James, which earned radio play across the country.She followed up with This Golden Hour, a song inspired by a dream and using the namesake of one of her favourite writers, Tennessee Williams.Lydia speaks of This Golden Hour being a “magic hour”. “The nighttime is an inspiring time” she says and this song feels like an adventure in a dream. . It is written from a young woman’s point of view but positions the narrative voice as a listener, so that we are hearing what it is like to be spoken to, held and swept away.Since it’s release This Golden Hour has been played all over the world including The U.S, Australia and Europe.Lydia released her debut EP in March which is available to order through her Facebook page.
Max Revolver is a new project from local Perth artist David Paddon. After more than 10 years fronting local rock act ‘Tourist’, Paddon picked up the acoustic guitar and started demoing news songs in his garage under the moniker “Max Revolver”. After debuting new the new material at Song Lounge in 2015, Max is back with some new tricks and new songs.
Max Revolver uses live loops to manipulate the acoustic guitar in wild ways – combining organic rhythms, beatboxing and dynamic vocals to deliver heartfelt songs with tinges of folk, soul and r’n’b.
Matt Cal Trio The musical beast that is Matt Cal, along with his harmonica wielding counterpart Chris Parkinson, has been making waves over the last 12 months with slots alongside some of Perth’s best known acoustic artists such as Ruby Boots, Rick Steele and Simone & Girlfunkle et al.
Playing over 200 shows this last year including fabulous shows in Melbourne’s Drunken Poet, Blues at Bridgetown and
RTRFM’s Fremantle Winter Music Festival, the boys are keeping busy laying tracks for a new release in early 2017.
This September’s Songlounge at the Ellington Jazz Club promises to be electric….Don’t miss out.
Shameem Born in Australia to a Chinese-Malaysian father and an Iranian mother, this bubbly vocalist and songwriter enchants her audiences with her heartfelt, personal stories, socially conscious messages and spiritual influences in her songs. The diversity of her heritage has not only contributed to Shameem’s exotic looks but has influenced her distinctive eclectic approach to music. Her unique fusion of 90s R&B grooves with the melodic sensibility of 70s soul and a subtle twist of jazz has seen her frequently compared to such artists as Alicia Keys, Sade and Michael Jackson. 2015 was a busy year for Shameem, who in the span of ten months released her sophomore album The Second City, undertook two national Australian tours, performed in Toronto at Canadian Music Week, and sold out her performance at the Perth International Jazz Festival, among other things. The Second City includes the singles “Beautiful Soul”, which was awarded 4th place in the Australian Songwriting Contest, and “Under One Sun”, written in collaboration with Grammy-winning producer James Bryan (Nelly Furtado, Olly Murs, James Morrison) and nominated in the international Independent Music Awards. A self-managed, independent artist, Shameem keeps a busy performance schedule, having supported major international artists such as Michael Bolton, George Benson, Belinda Carlisle and Ronan Keating, and undertaken tours in both her native Australia and in the USA and Canada. Tracks from both Shameem’s debut and sophomore albums have proven popular with community radio stations around Australia as well as USA college radio. When Shameem sings she speaks directly to the hearts of her audience; her voice is at once warm, soulful and expressive, and none can walk away without a tune replaying in their head. Shameem is passionate about uplifting and inspiring people to work for the betterment of the world through her music.