Next gig Tues 15 November

My next solo show is on Tuesday 15 November at The BUG (Brisbane Unplugged Gigs), New Farm Bowls Club, BRISBANE.

Folk and acoustic music every Tuesday night at New Farm Bowls with Brisbane Unplugged Gigs (The BUG).
7.30pm – Blackboard (2 x 10 minute spots)
The blackboard segment is first in first served.

8.15pm until 9.00pm CHANEL LUCAS
Warm, pure vocals and gentle folk guitar are Chanel’s signature sound. Her music allows you to stop and take a breath, and enjoy the moments outside of the busy day-to-day. A writer and songwriter, she has travelled across the world with Brisbane folk-pop act ‘women in docs.’ Recently, she has been learning to play the ukulele and writing songs for a solo project.

9.15pm until 10.00pm SILVER SIRCUS
Silver Sircus haunts the shadows between dark cabaret and theatrical performance. With a sensual and highly visual aesthetic, the band draws on post-rock and minimalist groove to carve its own niche. As much at home in a large venue as an intimate cabaret or spoken word setting, co-creators Lucinda Shaw and James Lees stitch together each distinctive Silver Sircus show.

$8/$5 Concession on the door. Super cheap drinks for club members – anyone can become a member for $5. Full bar & great food available too. Families welcome.

House Concert in August

musicDushoni Productions welcome everyone to come along to our Winter Home Concert on Saturday – AUGUST 27th, featuring two of Queensland’s finest musical talents – Karen Anderson, supported by her Fortunate Sinners, and Chanel Lucas, from the folk-pop act, “women in docs”.

Karen and the Sinners are popular regulars at the Brisbane Jazz Club and there is not a seat available in the house when they play. With a quirky mix of material spanning the genres of jazz blues soul and re-workings of contemporary songs, there is always a surprise in a Sinners set.

Karen has been a well known presence on the local music and theatre scene for many years, and has performed at many festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, Valley Jazz Festival and the Bay of Island Jazz and Blues Festival in New Zealand. She is known for her powerful and emotive vocal performance and has released 4 CDs, including a recent live CD with the Sinners.

The Sinners are made up of some of Brisbane’s finest musicians. With the calibre of Dale Rabic on keys/organ, John Hogan on guitar, Dr Bob Harley on bass and Steve Francis on drums, the songs fly. Come and join us for a relaxed and intimate gig!

Warm, pure vocals and gentle folk guitar are Chanel’s signature sound, and Chanel will open the concert with the first set. Her music allows you to stop and take a breath, and enjoy the moments outside of the busy day-to-day. A writer and songwriter, she has travelled across the world with Brisbane folk-pop act ‘women in docs.’ Recently, she has been learning to play the ukulele and writing songs for a solo project.

CONCERT START – 1 pm – Door opens from midday onwards

CONTACT: chanellucas  [  at  ] for bookings and details.

HOW MUCH – $15 – All monies going directly to the performers… …children under 14 free admission

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? – BYO food, and alcohol….and bring friends (just let us know as numbers will be capped to between 70-80). Synchronicity, affable company, a soiree sense, and a rewarding exploration of musical intimacy will all be provided….oh, and bring chairs and rugs for that garden session feel.
WHY – Because you’ll enjoy it and it’s a great way to support live music in Brisneyland

Brisbane’s Finest Feminists

I am very excited to be part of the ‘Women in Music’ panel at this one-day conference in Brisbane. Tickets are sold out – but there may be some last minute sales on the Facebook page (see below).

Sat 30th July, Conference: Brisbane Finest Feminists,

Fortitude Valley, BRISBANE.


Tickets. SOLD OUT – go to Facebook Page for last minute ticket sales.

More info about this conference and other events by the One Woman Project HERE.

Shows in July & August

I’ve got some solo shows and a guest speaker spot in July/August in Brisbane. Hope to see you there!

Sat 30th July, Conference: Brisbane Finest Feminists (Guest Speaker), Fortitude Valley, BRISBANE. 9am-4.00pm. Tickets. SOLD OUT – go to Facebook Page for last minute ticket sales.

Sun 31st July, Sassafras Canteen, 88 LaTrobe Tce, Paddington, BRISBANE. Music 4pm-7pm. FREE ENTRY, Food and Bar Open.

Tues 9th August, Brisbane Unplugged Gigs (The BUG), New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick St, New Farm, BRISBANE. 7.30pm-10.00pm. $8/5 at door, Food and Bar open (at 1970s prices).

Thanks to Australian Songwriters Assoc

Thanks to the Brisbane chapter of the Australian Songwriters Association – for having me along as special guest at their monthly meeting recently.

It was a great day at Retro Bar in Kenmore. With some fabulous songs shared by everyone on the day. A great place to find inspiration, share your work, get feedback and meet other hard-working songwriters.

I look forward to seeing you all again soon!





Sat 12 Dec in West End

Join us for the final Whispers of 2015 with emerging artists from the Queensland Literary Awards, and local musician Chanel Lucas music.

Saturday 12th Dec, Qld Writers Centre presents: Whispers Salon @ The End, 73 Vulture St, West End, BRISBANE. 3.00pm, free entry, more info click here

Stories speak to us; they whisper, cajole, and, on occasion, shout out to be heard. Whispers is a bimonthly salon event celebrating the talented voices of Australian writers of all shapes and forms.

Whispers cuts across genre and style – short and long form – to showcase exciting new voices alongside some of Australia’s best-loved authors in a series of dynamic reading events. Connect with other passionate readers and writers as we celebrate the unique stories and voices that define Queensland.


GIG: 10 Nov at The BUG

Join me on TUESDAY 10th November at Brisbane Unplugged Gigs (The BUG)

It’s on every Tuesday at New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick St, opposite New Farm Park. Tickets are $8/$5 at the door. There is a great restaurant and drinks are at bowls club prices!

7.30pm – Blackboard (3 x 10minute spots)
8.15 – 9.00 pm – CHANEL LUCAS
9.15 – 10.00 pm – 3 MILES FROM TEXAS

Bring your instruments and your voices! The blackboard segment will be first in first served. There is a full bar and food is available at reasonable prices.

Neurum Creek Music Festival

My next show is at Neurum Creek Music Festival. I’m playing around 12.30pm on SATURDAY 13 SEPT.

Neurum Creek Music Festival is a local acoustic music camping weekend held at Neurum Creek Bush Retreat in September each year. The 2014 festival will be held on the weekend of the 12, 13, and 14 September.

Other artists on the 2014 festival include: The Company, The Jar, Cloudstreet, The Poachers, Rebecca Wright and Donald Mackay, Steve Tyson and the New Felons, Stockade and more.

The festival aims to provide an atmosphere of community and inclusion for the south-east corner of Queensland by showcasing the established and up and coming talents of this corner of the world, as well as featuring acts from around Australia.

The main festival area (stage and bar) incorporates a magnificent old tree, atmospherically lit at night. You may wish to bring your own chair or picnic blanket for the concerts.