Music on the Hill hosts its fourth International Women’s Day Show on Friday, March 8, in a celebration of women in music. Previous MOTH IWD shows have featured such prominent Australians as Ella Hooper, Angie Hart, Rebecca Barnard, Gretta Ray, Sally Seltmann and Australian of the Year Rosie Batty, and this year’s line-up promises to be every bit as spectacular.
It includes four world-class vocalists — Australian soul and funk legend Kylie Auldist; Melbourne contemporary violinist and singer-songwriter Xani; Zimbabwean-born r’n’b singer-songwriter and former The Voice star Thando; and jazz/pop singer and RocKwiz orchestra keyboardist Clio Renner. They’ll be joined by Peninsula-based world music a cappella group Ling Marra and a seven-piece all-female band featuring a string section. The musical director for the show is Xani Kolac.
The Peninsula rarely sees so much talent together on the one stage, so this show really is a must-see. It’s on at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre Theatre at Rosebud Secondary College, 245 Eastbourne Rd, Rosebud. For bookings and more details, go to musiconthehill.com.au
Music on the Hill is a series of community music events that bring singer-songwriters and bands to listening audiences and are usually held in Red Hill. Coming shows include Ryan Downey and Hannah Cameron at Red Hill Pavilion on Friday, April 5; and William Crighton (NSW) solo and unplugged and Beans on Toast (UK) on Friday, May 3.