SPOTIFY PLAYLIST II: First Storytellers Songs First
Every few months I will be putting together a Spotify Playlist featuring First Nation Songwriters whom I adore and think the world needs to know about as many of these artists are my dear friends and peers. I am so lucky that Simon Marnie from ABC Radio Sydney 702 has asked me to feature on his Sonic Journey program each time I release a new playlist of songs. This month features: Emily Wuramarra, Yirrmal, Bow and Arrow, Lou Bennett and the Sweet Cheeks, Casi Williams, Black Indie and Robbie Miller and more.
LEAH FLANAGAN - LIVE AT THE BELLA UNION
Leah Flanagan is offering music lovers a perpetual live experience with ‘Live at the Bella Union’ – a 6 track release due Thursday May 11 that captures Flanagan’s captivating style and the prolific musical talents of her band including Adam Pringle, Tim Curnick and Evan Mannell.
The release is a live taste of Flanagan’s second LP ‘Saudades’ (released Sept 2016) recorded live by Nigel Swifte on Nov 4, 2016 at the Bella Union in Melbourne as part of the Saudades National Tour.
And it comes at an exciting time for Flanagan as she is due to have her first child in May.
“It was a beautiful intimate crowd full of faces familiar and new. I was pregnant with my first child during the tour and at the time the news was still a hush. So I’ve decided to release Live at the Bella Union to give people a chance to hear the Saudades album live and because I won’t have the ability to tour as much in 2017 as I’ll be dedicating my time to being a new mum.” Flanagan said.
There are few artists who use emotion and allure the way Leah Flanagan does. The prolific artist has been capturing hearts for over a decade – an incredible feat for an independent artist and testament to the timeless beauty and magnetic pull of her music. Leah captivates audiences. She draws them into her songs. And she holds them with her the complexities of her enduring vocal delivery.
‘LIVE AT THE BELLA UNION’ TRACK LISTING
Speak Your Language
Performed by Leah Flanagan, Adam Pringle, Tim Curnick and Evan Mannell.
Recorded live, mixed and mastered by Nigel Swifte.
Photography by Lavonne Bobongie.
Released Independently and distributed through iTunes and Bandcamp via the ONLINE STORE.
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Friends! Over the years I have been lucky enough to play live, collaborate and tour with some of the most amazing Australian Artists. As a First Nations person I am also proud of the songwriters that are in my community. In tribute to these artists I've put together a playlist of some contemporary artists making music in Australia today...
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