Kota Banks poised to illuminate Adelaide at The Lab

Jessica Porfiri is the protagonist of her own story. A self-confessed theatre kid who started singing lessons at the age of seven and naturally gravitated towards music as a career.…

Composer Benji Riggs premieres musical The Boy with the Golden Fox

Roald Dahl and Charles Dickens are some of the iconic muses cited by Australian composer Benji Riggs, who has embarked on the ambitious task of writing the book and music…

Samuel Lau on forging artistic identity, finding community

Who am I? Where do I fit? Why do I feel this way? Such ubiquitous notions could be easily dismissed, but these thoughts have been the driving force behind Samuel…

Shamisen star Noriko Tadano on culture, music, mentors

Japanese musician Noriko Tadano has carved out a niche for herself in the Australian music scene. She has a rare talent coupled with charm and professionalism which has seen her…

Piano woman Emma Knights makes sweet music, creates community

Emma Knights is proudly South Australian. The Adelaide-based freelance musician and founder of Emma Knights Productions has been in business for nearly a decade during which she has established connections…

Project manager to professional musician – Josh Morphett on meaningful career choices

Adelaide-based musician Josh Morphett is no stranger to hard work. Having studied piano and guitar since he was six and singing in his teens, he realised that singing didn’t come…

The art of doing it: multifaceted Mitre Khammash on producing, improvisation and forging ahead

Working across film, theatre and music, emerging producer Mitre Khammash has amassed credits across these mediums over the past decade. A graduate of AC Arts (studying screen and media) and…

Wickedly Good collaborations: Caitlin Ellen Moore on connections and storytelling

The ‘head storyteller’ of Wickedly Good Productions, Caitlin Ellen Moore has built a steady profile as a producer and media presenter, championing projects with a strong social justice and advocacy…

Ben Francis on arts advocacy; The 60 Four set for South Australian tour

Ben Francis is a South Australian performer, producer, and director of The 60 Four, an all-male vocal group aged between 21 and 24 years. Over 40 songs will be performed…

Uke n play along with Ukulele Dream Girl

Phi Theodoros, the Ukulele Dream Girl, is excited to bring her show Self Isolation Songbook to the stage at Diverse City for one night only as part of the Feast…

OzAsia’s Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere Explores the Ghosts in our Machines

A brief in-person interaction between Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere’s Alison Currie and Yui Kawaguchi three years ago has since, through the wonder of technology, morphed into a long-distance artistic collaboration. At…

Biophilia: Call To The Wild at The Mill Artist Feature

For multidisciplinary designer, educator, and former long-time The Mill resident Robyn Wood, the 2020 Covid-19 lockdowns unlocked a greater appreciation for our city’s urban oases, the Park Lands, and, by…

Embrace uncertainty; Robert Catto on theatre, photography, creative careers

I often get asked by my creative clients, ‘how do I become an artist?’ The general implication is that people want a road map and a sense of certainty that…

Gene Phoa talks intuition, meaning, music

Emerging artist Gene Phoa is an Adelaide-based musician who has searched far and wide to find his true calling, and he already has some significant achievements to his name. After…

‘Stay curious’: multi-hyphenate artist Johanna Allen on career longevity

Johanna Allen has had a decorated career in the performing arts. Her biography boasts some of the most loved productions in the theatre canon, and she continues to add to…

Naomi Livingston on creativity, growth mindset, and hope

Naomi Livingston has had a multifaceted performing arts career to date and her recent accomplishments indicate that she has many more creative contributions to offer. Livingston is a Sydney-based singer,…

Uke-playing, pink-haired Phi Theodoros seeks to shift stigmas through story and song

Growing up in the Adelaide Hills, Phi was raised in a creative family. Her mum, a visual artist and writer, and dad met in the regional town of Lameroo, “locking…

Renee Auciello blends nostalgia with immersive experience in Playback

For over a decade Renee Auciello has worked as a professional dancer and singer in award-winning productions. Her work has seen her travel internationally with Carnival Cruise Lines garnering experience…

Yasemin is the illest artist to debut at the Adelaide Fringe

When illness strikes, it’s seldom inspiring but rather a fleeting inconvenience one endures with the knowledge that it shall soon pass. Emerging artist Yasemin Sabuncu is well acquainted with disease…

Dance to Cuban rhythms: Lazaro Numa brings Mi Cuba back to the Adelaide Fringe

Cuban-born trumpeter and composer Lazaro Numa will showcase the story of Cuban music in the return season of his popular show Mi Cuba. With a six-piece band, stage dancers, and…

Disney fans be delighted, a chat with Laura Desmond

South Australian Laura Desmond of Big Mood made her debut at the Adelaide Fringe in 2017. Desmond knows the bare necessities of entertainment and will partner with Benjamin Maio Mackay,…

Sarah Jane Justice, a diamond in the rough

The name that seems to be on everyone’s lips is Sarah Jane Justice. As an award-winning spoken word performer, prose writer, poet, and musician, she’s a quadruple threat. Whether her…

The motivations of Jasmine Crisp

Jasmine Crisp doesn’t mind being labelled a maximalist. In fact, when renowned fellow painter Andrew Salgado took notice of her ‘unbridled skill’ and ‘lush’ style, Jasmine was rightly exultant. “I…

Ellie Nunan chats about her career, a bad boyfriend, while on tour with Cats in 2020

Sunshine Coast-born actress Ellie Nunan is a world away from where she thought she would be at the start of this year. She is a rarity, being among the few…

Elle Nichelle, the introverted entrepreneur, empowers voice educators

For many creative people, the events of 2020 have inspired a fair amount of introspection. Elle Nichelle has the type of artistic mind that can produce something good when the…

Musical Theatre personality Debora Krizak launches The Really Useless Candle Co.

You may be familiar with The Really Useful Group, especially if you’re a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Australian theatre performer Debora Krizak has given the impressario a cheeky nod…

Episode 3: On Record With Stephen Mahy

What a lovely start to the week! On Monday, I had the pleasure of interviewing Australian actor, singer, and accomplished music theatre performer Stephen Mahy. He chatted with me from…

Episode 1: On Record With Leni

As much as I love the written word, I am enjoying connecting with other artists particularly while we are all so physically distant from one another. Therefore, I’m bringing you…

Deborah Brennan tells an Irish tale in The Parting Glass

If quality musicianship, emotional storytelling and Irish whiskey is your kind of thing then The Parting Glass, presented by Deborah Brennan of Caught & Spark productions, is just the show…

Pancakes: a family-friendly treat

If you’re a fan of sweet breakfasts and happiness, then Marcel Blanch-de Wilt’s comedy Pancakes is the show for you. Blanch de- Wilt is a seasoned comedian who brings sincerity…