Sing along to the powerful tune of gender equality at Songs That Made Me
You can bleat on all you like about sexism not being an issue in the music industry, but the facts don’t lie – women are critically underrepresented. Things have certainly come a long way, thanks in large part to badass ladies who have paved the way to equality between the sexes in music, but there is no denying that we still have progress to make. Bursting onto The Tivoli stage on Sunday July 16, Songs That Made Me will shine a light on Australian female talent with a line-up featuring Deborah Conway, Clare Bowditch and Hannah Macklin.
The concert is a culmination of the Songs That Made Me mentorship program that is taking place as part of this year’s stellar Queensland Music Festival. Backed by sweet angel and Festival Artistic Director Katie Noonan, this inaugural program was created to empower and support emerging female singer-songwriters in the Mount Isa, Mackay and Gladstone regions. This rare opportunity will see finalists learn from some of Australia’s most celebrated female musicians including Katie herself, Deborah Conway, Clare Bowditch, Hannah Macklin and Leigh Carriage.
Back in Brisbane, the Tivoli show will treat audiences to the soaring sounds of a delightfully women-focused line-up – the likes of Deborah, Clare and Hannah will be joined by an all-female rhythm section, Brisbane choir Cheep Trill and regional mentors Megan Sarmardin, Kristin Berardi and Hayley Marsten. The concert will see Deborah, Clare and Hannah share stories of their influences and artistic journeys, as well as the landmark songs that have soundtracked their lives.
To hear the sweet, sweet sounds of sisters doin’ it for themselves, you can grab tickets to Songs That Made Me via Ticketmaster.