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…

Her Majesty’s Theatre hosts Students Got Talent to a global audience

On Saturday 13 February, the Adelaide Festival Centre celebrated the artistic achievements of culturally diverse finalists in the Students Got Talent competition. The event was made possible through a partnership…

Artist callout: Nexus Arts seeks artists for Interplay 2021

Nexus Arts is inviting contemporary musicians from culturally diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply to take part in a career development and performance program, bringing together…

The People of Cabaret launch inaugural mentorship

In the notoriously challenging entertainment industry, competition is prevalent and there is no clear cut path to success. Two accomplished and dynamic cabaret artists – Miss Cairo and Victoria Falconer…

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…

Composer Josh Belperio premieres ‘In Time’

Cabaret artist and songwriter Josh Belperio (Adelaide Fringe award winner 2018 & 2019) is releasing a collaboration with 23 artists that he greatly admires. All of whom sung their vocal…

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…

Magnetic: Leni draws from eclectic influences and drives positive change through progressive soul music

Adelaide-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Leni has huge aspirations and he’s on a solo mission to serve up nothing but good vibes through his latest singe ‘Magnetic’, which was officially released…

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…

“Adelaide’s Great!” according to Tamara Linke, composer of The Hipster

Tamara Linke created an entirely new musical, based in the quirky town of Adelaide (Hindley Street references included), that will celebrate its world premiere on International Women’s Day, Sunday 8…

No endgame in sight for composer Nathan Cummins

Nathan Cummins is an Adelaide-based composer, conductor and performer who is currently finishing his PhD in Sonic Arts and Music Composition at the Elder Conservatorium (University of Adelaide). Nathan primarily…

This drag witch is bringing a touch of sorcery to the Adelaide Fringe

Double, double toil and trouble. There’s a witch in our midst and they’re casting a spell on this year’s Adelaide Fringe festival. While they don’t carry a broomstick or (likely)…

Review: S-27 by Sarah Grochala

As Australia, and the world, inch closer towards totalitarianism, with raids upon the free press and the subversion of key components of the rule of law, S-27 is a reminder…

Two Geminis with a collective vision journey across the Nullarbor Plain

It’s no easy task to drive from Adelaide to Perth, let alone do so with a portable aerial set and a Japanese Torii gate in tow. Adelaide-based creatives, Sarah Williams…

11 recommended Fringe presenters in 2020

There are just over three weeks until the Adelaide Fringe Festival opening night and with over 7000 artists to discover, it can be overwhelming for festival-goers when it comes to…

Delta Goodrem echoes our grieving nation’s sentiments as she sings Let it Rain Today

Our great home has been tarnished by unprecedented devastation this summer. With 18 lives lost and over 900 homes destroyed many feel helpless in the wake of these tragedies. Australian…

Summer of song in the studio

At the start of December I like to celebrate the year that was with food, wine, and song. On Sunday 1 December, a select group of clients from my studio…

Black is the New White review

In Nakkiah Lui’s gut splittingly hilarious Indigenous Black is the New White, Ray Gibson (Tony Briggs), a Noel Pearson-esque former politician pleads to his successful lawyer and media commentator daughter…

Tamara Linke’s versatile voice career

Tamara Linke has performance credits in most things voice-related from rock bands to radio announcing, classical to cabaret, as well as TV advertisements, opera and theatre. She has a knack…

Chopin meets Studio Ghibli when Natalya Plays

Australia’s quirkiest pop culture concert pianist, Natalya Aynsley, has recently premiered the follow-up to her successful 2018 production WORLDS CONNECTED: Music from Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. Aynsley is delivering…

Feast your ears on the Australian Premiere of Considering Matthew Shepard

Adelaide’s queer arts and culture festival is celebrated annually in November, Feast Festival was established in 1997 to provide an inclusive platform for the LGBTIQ community to share their art…

Libby Anderson’s music theatre goals come to fruition in 2020

Adelaide-based performing artist, Elisabeth ‘Libby’ Anderson, has been offered, and has accepted, a place in the Bachelor of Music Theatre (BMT) course at the Elder Conservatorium of Music following a…

Talking about our cultural identity doesn’t need to be a drag, according to La Nonna

Prompted by a speech given by an Indigenous matriarch at a student environmental conference, Melbourne based writer, performer and activist Samuel Dariol cast his gaze for the first time at…

Ukaria 24: live sound for Lior, Nigel Westlake, and Diana Doherty

Generally speaking, there doesn’t seem to be any clear direct connection between the magnitude of a festival and the difficulty of rendering its live audio mix and associated components. But…

After 20 years of frozen silence, Jaguar Jonze’s Deena Lynch fights back

For most of her life, Jaguar Jonze’s Deena Lynch closely guarded the gates to her inner world of unspeakable pain; a place where the wounds from a childhood marked by…

Helpmann Awards 2019 winners

The Arts Centre in Melbourne was the place to be last night for Act Two of the 2019 Helpmann Awards. Hosted by Susie Youssef and Mitchell Butel, the star-studded event…