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Chris Stewart

Brandon O'Donnell


With the Burt Bacharach Band & Singers
& Orchestra Victoria
Mellen Events and Bluehawk Presents are delighted to announce that legendary composer Burt Bacharach has addeda second concert in Melbourne on Friday 20 April, as part of his national Farewell to The Symphonies Tour.
The ultra cool, cult hero will perform from his phenomenal catalogue containing over seventy classic hits - Alfie, What?s New Pussycat?, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, There's Always Something There to Remind Me, I Say A Little Prayer, Arthur's Theme, Do You Know The Way to San Jose?, The Look of Love, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Message to Michael, That's What Friends Are For, Trains And Boats And Planes, This Guy's in Love With You, Only Love Can Break A Heart, Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa, Wives and Lovers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Walk on By, What The World Needs Now Is Love, One Less Bell to Answer, Anyone Who Had a Heart and more.
Whilst in Australia during his previous sold-out concerts, Burt was proclaimed The Greatest Living Composer at the 50th Grammy Awards when honoured with his eighth Grammy, the Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also the recipient of three Academy Awards and following the upcoming visit, will join the ranks of Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney, as a recipient of the elite Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Tickets for the just added Friday 20 April performance in Melbourne are on sale from 9am Monday 23 January through Ticketmaster on 1300 111 011 and www.ticketmaster.com.au.
Don?t miss one magical moment with Burt Bacharach, his sensational band and magnificent singers, accompanied by Orchestra Victoria on Thursday 19 and now
Friday 20 April at the Regent Theatre.

Chris McNulty Direct from New York City

Steve Barry - Piano/Cameron Undy - Bass/Andrew Dickeson ? Drums
FRIDAY 3 MARCH 8.30pm @VENUE 505
280 Cleveland St Surry Hills (cnr. Perry) $20/$$15
ALSO APPEARING: Sat 18 and Sun 19 Feb ? Bennetts Lane ? Melbourne
with the Paul Grabowsky Trio
Chris McNulty has been moving audiences since her emergence on the international jazz scene in 1985. With a touch of Sarah, a hint of Ella, and a whole lot of vibe, McNulty is blessed with an exquisite instrument. She combines a rich, expressive voice with a deep sense of swing, a natural feel for the blues and an impressive ability to improvise that comes straight from the heart. Chris McNulty arrived in NYC in 1988, originally hailing from Melbourne, Australia. She has released five recordings in the USA, with her 6th and soon to be released ?The Song that Sings You Here? slated for a Summer 2011 release. Waltz For Debby (Discovery, 1991) first introduced Chris to American audiences.
Her lyric to the Miles Davis classic, ?Blue in Green? appears on ?Waltz for Debby? and is also the official, published lyric (Warner Chapel -1990). In 1993, Chris was selected as one of 6 jazz vocalists to appear on Venus Records, ?Big Apple Singers?. Chris went on to release several recordings in the States while raising her only son, Sam, including A Time For Love (Amosaya 1995). I Remember You (2002-2004 Elefant
Dreams ED4546), Dance Delicioso (Elefant Dreams ED4547) Whispers the Heart (Elefant Dreams ED4549).
Both Dance Delicioso and Whispers the Heart were the result of collaborations with husband, Paul Bollenback. Both were pre-nominated for ?Best Jazz Vocal Recording?, Grammies. In 2005 she co-formed Elefant Dreams Records with Bollenback.
In 2007, Whispers the Heart, was included on the JJA Critics list of Top Ten picks of 06 by JJA journalist, Nancy Barell. ?Whispers the Heart? was also voted ?Top pick of the month? by ?Musica Jazz? Italy. Jim Wilke, radio host of nationally syndicated, ?Jazz After Hours?, chose Chris? ?Dance Delicioso? as one of his top favorite vocal recordings of 2005.
Her music not only encompasses unique renderings of familiar standards and re-harmonized pop tunes; she has also created a substantial body of original work. Chris McNulty?s music, recordings and story have been a major feature on national radio in Australia, the USA, Russia and elsewhere around the globe. Her vocalese work is featured on Paul Bollenback?s Brightness of Being (06), Invocation (October 2007) and her son, Sam McNulty, aka Chap One's outstanding, Hip Hop-R&B meets Jazz, recording, ?Strange Frequencies? project. McNulty maintains an active international touring schedule. Her calendar includes major festival, concert and workshop/clinic presentations in the US, UK, Australia and Europe.
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