Six Queensland songwriters take an intimate journey with wives of our military men and tell their stories through song in this very special performance.
As the nation once again turns its attention to ANZAC Day next month, a small group of Brisbane women are embarking on a unique musical project to tell some of our country’s most important stories.
Dubbed The Soldier’s Wife, the project will find six local songwriters and singers spending time with the partners of Australian servicemen – both past and present – and putting the experience, emotions and lives of those women into song.
The artists involved represent a mix of vast songwriting experience and emerging talent. They are: one time Australian Music Prize nominee and vocal powerhouse Jackie Marshall; North Queensland based Roz Pappalardo (best know as one half of Women in Docs); critically acclaimed songwriter Tylea Gould (Imaginary Music Score, Gota Cola); all round entertainer Bertie Page; fast rising new talent Sahara Beck; and Deb Suckling (Lucy Star Satellite) who has been a Brisbane music scene fixture for more than a decade.
The project has the full backing of one of Australia’s oldest charitable institutions Legacy, which exists to support families and children who have recently lost a loved one during recent conflicts and military operations.
The project will culminate with a very special performance of the songs written through the project at the Brisbane Powerhouse Visy Theatre on Wednesday, April 23 featuring all the project performers and other special guests.
All profits from the show will be donated directly to Legacy, which continues to face growing demand for its vital services. This will continue because of Legacy’s resolve to provide for the families and children who have recently lost a loved one during recent conflicts and military operations including Somalia, Rwanda, Afghanistan, East Timor, the Gulf Wars, Iraq, Bougainville and Solomon Islands.