This website is accessible to all versions of every browser. However, you are seeing this message because your browser does not support basic Web standards, and does not properly display the site's design details. Please consider upgrading to a more modern browser. (Learn More).

Jam - the 'do-it-yourself' web site for NSW folkies!  
You are here: home > events > sydney north

Rachel Collis & Band comes to Humph Hall
7pm, Friday 8th August 2014

By Wayne Richmond
Posted Saturday, May 3, 2014

Rachel Collis is coming back to Humph Hall with her band this time to perform songs from her upcoming album, Nightlight.

Rachel Collis

In Nightlight, Rachel distills the essence of winter’s dusk into folk-rock and ballad form. Lyrically, the songs could stand alone as poetry: infused with earthy compassion and folk wisdom. Rachel sings about kind words, acceptance, the infinite value of the present moment, and about inextinguishable hope.

Delightfully, Rachel’s live performances are infused with humour, irony, and unexpected turns. Whether she's banging on the piano like Ben Folds, or recounting urban folk story like Joni Mitchell, it’s the same spell: deep, tender, bursting with energy.

“…sheer genius […] the versatility and prodigy of Collis’ songwriting.” (Lloyd Bradford Syke)

“Each song unfolds surprisingly…always holding the audience in its grip… touching, thoughtful, satirical, ironic and downright hilarious.” (Theatre People)

"...refreshingly funny... beautiful piano and the sort of voice that would stop a show..." - Heckler Read
Rachel will be accompanied by some of Sydney’s finest jazz musicians: Michael Galeazzi (The Java Quartet, Karma County) on double bass, and Michael Quigley (The Java Quartet, Palaces) on drums.

See a YouTube excerpt from her one-woman show at Humph Hall. Visit her web site.

Call or email Wayne (02) 9939 8802 to reserve your seat.

Humph Hall
85 Allambie Road
Allambie Heights

Photo of Humph Hall

Formerly the Allambie Heights Uniting Church, Humph Hall is now the private home of Gial Leslie and Wayne Richmond.

As with all concerts in Humph Hall, Rachel Collis will be performing acoustically - no PA system!

e-mail E-mail this page
print Printer-friendly page