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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.
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)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.
“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
Call or email Wayne (02) 9939 8802 to reserve your seat.
85 Allambie Road
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!
(02) 9939 8802