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Folksy Dreams and Jazzy Fantasies

Lazybones Lounge Restaurant & Bar

Folksy Dreams and Jazzy Fantasies

5:00pm, Sun 27 November, 2022
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Lilting folk, jazz, crystalline voices

Four of Sydney’s finest tunesmiths shall gather together on this fine spring evening to share songs from their hearts and tunes from their thoughts in celebration of the release of Folksy Dreams Volume 2. The Emerald Ruby, Emily Rose, Keyna Wilkins and Sarah Cherlin share a fusion of musical fantasies. You can expect to be calmed by lilting folk, delighted by jazz, swept away by crystalline voices and enraptured by the stories these melodies accompany.

Folksy Dreams Vol 2 is a whimsical collection of instrumental pieces inspired by spring elegantly crafted by The Emerald Ruby, a multidisciplinary creative and disability advocate. Written and recorded in her home studio during the 2021 lockdown, this four-track EP is a calming response to the Covid chaos and is set to transport the listener to a dreamy, glittery forest. This much awaited sequel to Folksy Dreams Vol 1 incorporates the magic and wonder of flutes, whistles, ukuleles, glockenspiels, and lyricless angelic vocals. Jen’s multi-instrumental masterpiece will soothe the soul and enchant the fairies within.
The Emerald Ruby - Soulful vocals caress gentle ukulele, stitched together with lilting flute create the sonic pallet of multidisciplinary artist The Emerald Ruby. Working out of Awabakal and Wollomi land her arts practice is prolific and multifaceted encompassing performance, composition, fine arts, photography, videography, fashion design and the written word. The Emerald Ruby’s artistic exploits often explore her experiences moving through the world as a late diagnosed Autistic human. 

A kaleidoscope of influences nourish every performance of this multi-genre powerhouse - The hazy virtuosity of 18th century french flute music, chaotic abstractions of a moonlit jazz jam, trading traditional jigs and reels at a folk session are interwoven with a decade of recording and journeying with music across the east coast of Australia.

Listen to The Emerald Ruby here: https://theemeraldruby.bandcamp.com
Keyna Wilkins is a pioneering Australian/British composer-musician. She is a two-time finalist for the Australian Art Music Awards for Individual Excellence in 2021 and 2018 (APRA/AMCOS). She has written over 60 compositions that are performed internationally and published by Wirripang. Her music is characterised by a passion for human rights, astronomy, Indigenous culture, jazz, intuitive improvisation and existential quests. As an innovative soloist and leader of cutting edge ensembles, she has been heralded by UK's Jazz Journal as a "powerhouse player", and "fine and nuanced playing" by Limelight Magazine and is described by Australian Jazz as being "unconstrained by labels and is constantly exploring new ways to express herself musically". Her compositions have been described as by The Sydney Morning Herald as "arresting, genre-blurring, disquieting music with massive breadth and high drama”. She has released 9 albums of original music on all streaming platforms including 4 solo albums. Her latest album in 2021, "Set Me Free", a collaboration with a 9 year innocent detained refugee poet-artist, Jalal Mahamede, has been described by New York DooBeeDoo arts magazine as "Beautiful and sobering...and important story to tell".
 Listen to Keyna here: https://keynawilkins.bandcamp.com
Emily Rose - Fresh from releasing her album ‘Upon These Open Skins’ with Emily-Rose and the Wild Things, songstress and keys player Emily-Rose Sarkova Will be presenting an intimate solo set. Lyrics of weight and beauty, underpinned by an earthy and profound fusion of acoustic and electric worlds, her music has been compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones and Hiatus Kaiyote. 

From performing classical piano in French cathedrals and klezmer accordion across Poland, to playing tango in Buenos Aires and funk keyboards and synths at the infamous Pineapple Lounge, Woodfordia, there isn’t much music Emily-Rose hasn’t explored. You may know her from working world music magic with ARIA nominated group Chaika, singing songs with her duo Little Clouds or improvising solo piano landscapes as ‘Slow Streams’.
 Listen to Emily Rose here: https://emily-roseandthewildthings.bandcamp.com
Sarah Cherlin -  With a strikingly simple piano line and a sweet, theatrical vocal, you’d be forgiven for thinking Sydney-based Sarah Cherlin’s latest track, Small Machines is a love song. Written while pondering the integration of artificial intelligence into our daily lives, the song explores individual insignificance, anonymity and connection. Taking inspiration from the likes of Regina Spektor, Kate Miller-Heidke and Paul Dempsey, Sarah Cherlin’s sound is a remarkable merging of musical theatre, folk and pop.  

Sarah has performed nationally in Melbourne, Sydney and on the Central Coast, as well as in Italy and France.

She can be found performing around Sydney’s music hub Newtown, where she has shared the stage with local acts Sister Ursuline, Royal Chant, Fingermae, Spencer and Josh Shipton. In 2020 she was lucky enough to take part inGreat Southern Nights at Parliament on King, Newtown.

Alongside the recent release of Phone Call's video clip, Sarah was lucky enough to get 3 performances into early 2021, with Sydney's The Cooperative - Orfeo ed Euridice, Tosca,  and her début as a soloist as the Greek woman in Iphigénie en Tauride. Earlier this year she joined the cooperative again to sing Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro). Her debut with the Concordia Ensemble this year saw her sing Pierre (The Wandering Scholar), followed by the title role in Vairdot’s Cendrillon

Testament to her cross-genre talent, Cherlin has received a slew of 1st placings across NSW’s eisteddfod circuit in the last 3 years, both for classical singing and contemporary songwriting. Her newest songs, Little One and Boudica will feature in her upcoming performance with The Emerald Ruby in November. 

Listen to Sarah Cherlin here: https://sarahcherlin.bandcamp.com/releases

$30 includes a meal

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