Listen in to the Jazz Hour!

This tuesday (tomorrow) tracks from the Hannah James Group Album ‘Effigy’ will be featured on the Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan! It will be broadcast across local community radio station’s as well as streaming live from 11:04 on! Thanks to Barry and the team for putting us on! Always very much appreciated! You can also check out and/or join the Jazz Hour on Facebook here! 🙂


Songs that Made Me Goes on Tour – Katie Noonan, Abby Dobson, Angie Hart and Martha Marlow

Early in october I had the great privilege of playing for “Songs that Made Me” a project put together and featuring the amazing Katie Noonan in collaboration in Abby Dobson (Leonardo’s Bride), Thelma Plum and Martha Marlow.

Now this very beautiful show is going on tour! Unfortunately the very talented Ms Thelma Plum is unable to join this time around but replacing her is the fabulous Angie Hart of Frente fame.

Here’s a little info on the tour taken from the website🙂


A series of unique live shows featuring Katie Noonan, 
Abby Dobson, Angie Hart and Martha Marlow

Songs That Made Me unites four of Australia’s finest female singer/songwriters, Katie
Noonan, Abby Dobson, Angie Hart and Martha Marlow, to share stories of their influences,
artistic journeys and the landmark songs that have sound-tracked their lives. Following a sell out preview season at Sydney venue Camelot last month, interest and demand has been so great that the girls could no longer resist the ‘lure of the road’!

Drawing from a list of artists ranging from Carole King, Jeff Buckley and Joni Mitchell to Fiona Apple, Nancy Sinatra, Tiddas and Kylie Minogue, these artists put a truly unique spin on some of the songs that have shaped their lives. The four singers share the stage for the entire show and collaborate naturally as they discuss and perform the songs, in a relaxed, intimate and spontaneous way.

Katie Noonan explains: “There is nothing I love more than sitting around with my girlfriends, talking and sharing stories. But as a musician, I find we don’t get to share the stage with other artists very often – especially female artists. I thought this would be a wonderful and unique opportunity to share the stage through story and song and hang out with cool chicks at the same time! I am very excited to share the space with these gorgeous women whom I admire and respect, and think it will be a very special night for the audience and us!”.

“I know it will be a pure delight to be sitting on stage among all these fabulously talented women, listening to their stories about their influences and musical love affairs and to sit with them in the round while they perform these songs; to behold their voices,” said Abby Dobson. “Then we will play a bunch of songs together; the songs that have made us thus far…. undoubtedly there will be four part harmonies we shall weave as well, which is just about the most fun a girl can have with her clothes on!”

Angie Hart said today, “I’m incredibly excited to be asked to join these wonderful women on stage. To collaborate with these wildly talented musicians, and to share in their stories was too good an opportunity to refuse.”

Songs That Made Me is a live show in two parts, complete with interval. The four singers will be joined by a female rhythm section and will also perform with their own instruments. Join Katie, Abby, Angie and Martha in this candid look at their lives through music – it’s sure to be a breathtaking evening, a wonderful celebration of some of our finest women of song.

November 28th
Katie Noonan, Songs That Made Me
Governor Hindmarsh

November 30th
Katie Noonan, Songs That Made Me
Thornbury Theatre

December 5th
Katie Noonan, Songs That Made Me
Factory Theatre

December 14th
Katie Noonan, Songs That Made Me
Old Museum Concert Hall

YWJW Final Concert for 2013!

Last thursday we had the final concert to round off the Young Women’s Jazz Workshop series. The workshops ran every Saturday for two months at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, designed to help foster young womens’ love and involvement in jazz and improvised music along with like minded peers . I was so proud of my girls who put on an excellent first set playing some real jazz classics from Out of Nowhere to the burning Bernie’s Tune! They Nailed it! The wonderful Karen Steains captured some great images from the night, including the one above, and the full gallery can be found at the link below!


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YWJW on ABC Jazz:

Katie Noonan – Songs That Made Me – Preview Season in October

This october I am honoured to be playing with the amazing Katie Noonan, Thelma Plum, Ella Hooper, and Abby Dobson for the preview season of their new show “Songs that Made Me”.

Songs That Made Me brings together four of Australia’s finest female singer/songwriters to share stories of their influences, artistic journeys and the landmark songs (by themselves and others) that have soundtracked their lives. The four singers share the stage for the entire show and collaborate naturally as they tell the stories of – and perform, some of the key songs that have shaped their lives.

The concert will be at the Camelot Lounge in Marrickville on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of October! For more details you can head to the venue website!