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2020 is a music year!

Happy new year! Yes, I know that it is February already, but I’ve just started to book in my gigs for the year and am starting work on some new music. I’m very excited to have some time (after finishing my Master of Philosophy) to spend on music and songwriting again.

Hope to see you at a gig in SE Qld soon.

Chanel Lucas
Chanel Lucas. Photo by Chris Kellett

Wisdom Tree Live – all welcome

BICAS proudly present WISDOM TREE LIVE a wonderful night of Words & Music with highly-acclaimed author Nick Earls & Chanel Lucas (from Women in Docs), on Sunday 9th December 2018. 
 
For info: 3408 9288 or our Facebook Page.    Tickets: $20 online.
BYO (drinks) and $10 pp optional finger food cost (pay at event for food).
Please BRING CASH TO PURCHASE BOOKS OR CDs on the night. 🙂
 
Nick Earls’s most recent published work, the novella series Wisdom Tree, has been called ‘a triumphant and extraordinary piece of fiction’ by the Sydney Morning Herald, and now there’s more – a live version, featuring Nick Earls and Chanel Lucas of much-loved Queensland band women in docs.
Wisdom Tree Live combines words and music – the stories behind the novellas, readings and songs – into a 90-minute show. It’s full of laughs, poignancy, great insights into the creative process and beautiful music, including songs by Paul Kelly, Leonard Cohen, originals and songs that demand singing along to.
Staged to acclaim at festivals around Australia, it’s time Wisdom Tree Live made its Bribie Island debut.
Nick Earls is the author of 26 books. Two of his novels have become feature films and five have become stage plays. His Wisdom Tree novellas have so far won five awards in Australia and the US and been shortlisted for five more.
Chanel Lucas is a writer and musician who has toured extensively in Australia and internationally with her band women in docs. Her music has been played on ABC Radio, Triple J and on U.S. TV shows, and reached the Top 10 of the U.S. Blues and Roots Charts.

 

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.


WHEN – SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
WHERE – BRISBANE
CONCERT START – 1 pm – Door opens from midday onwards

CONTACT: chanellucas  [  at  ] yahoo.com.au 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