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PAST gigs

 


Duo Tone Divas with Bob Sedergreen
SATURDAY 15TH NOV
5.00-6.15pm showtime
PARIS CAT - 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne
$20 Buy Tickets

These two vocalists are part of Melbourne's performing folk lore. Jacki Gaudion and Kerri Simpson, both sing gospel, blues and soul with seamless authority. Contrast Jacki's husky, soulful and demure approach with the deep passionate and gutsy delivery of Kerri, both backed up on piano by Melbourne jazz piano legend Bob Sedergreen.

 

Great Southern Blues Festival 2014
Narooma
bluesfestival.tv

Getting ready!

Big Bad Blues Babes – (Kerri Simpson, Vika Bull, Kylie Auldist)

What happens when you put three leading ladies of the blues together for the first and only time on a Narooma stage… well we think a moment that will make time stand still.

Simpson, Bull or Auldist are capable of headlining any blues show across the country in their own right. These 3 ladies performing together is something very very special. We are thrilled to be bringing it to Narooma and know this will be one of the highlights of 2014.




SUNSET SOUNDS
Bob Sedergreen and Friends
Sunday 19th January 2014
5:15 – 8:00 pm
Central Park, Burke Road, Malvern East
Tickets: Free Event

For those of you who have supported Jazz in the Gardens over the past ten years this is Bob's only concert in Stonnington's new Summer series this year. Iconic Jazz pianist Bob Sedergreen formed the Stonnington Gardens Jazz Showband and along with a who's who of special guests for many years attracted thousands of people to enjoy great jazz concerts in a wonderful setting. In recognition of this Bob has been invited to be part of a new format Sunset Sounds and has put together an all-star one-off event featuring: Brass man, Don Stewart, reeds man Jo Stevenson, tenor saxophonist, Savannah Blount, bluesman, guitarist/ vocalist Dene Ford, soul man Jerome Smith, Australia's gospel Queen Kerri Simpson and true Jazz Diva Julie O'Hara, internationally acclaimed drummer Brian Abrahams, bass man Jon Chidgey (formerly SGJSB) will join Bob on keyboards. This special concert will also feature The Stonnington Youth Jazz Initiative, fresh from impressive concerts at the Wangaratta and Melbourne Women's Jazz Festivals.

 



Saturday, 7 December 2013 7.45pm
Highton Bowls Club
Corner Roslyn & North Valley Roads, Highton

Bookings 5243 0528 Tickets $20

Food BYO picnic basket
Drinks At bar prices


Performances

Saturday November 2nd at 3:15 pm GOTAFE CSU Blues Marquee, Apex Park

Sunday November 3rd at 10:00 am Holy Trinity Cathedral

wangarattajazz.com

 



Sheilas of the 70's

Sunday 07 July 2013 2.00 PM
Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads
Caulfield VIC

Pre booking: $20/$23 Door sales: $23/$25 buy tickets

Shimmer back to the 70s and the sultry sounds of Donna Summer, Suzi Quatro, Kate Bush, Blondie, Fleetwood Mac and more!

The Sheilas of the 70s are: Monique Brumby, Kerri Simpson and Rebecca Barnard, taking you on a musical journey through the hazy glaze of Cortina cruisin’, Connie jumper bruising and chicko roll oozin’.

Monique, Kerri and Rebecca are award-winning singersongwriters and producers who, backstage at a concert in 2011 decided that they should get together and have a bit of a 70s soiree. Grab your platforms and flares, forget your fondue, leave your macramé at home and experience the classic sound of Sheilas of the 70s!

*Bring your dancing shoes and dress up in 70s gear to win a double pass to the rest of the 2013 Winter Music Series.

www.gleneira.vic.gov.au

 


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Bob Sedergreen's Trio with Steve Sedergreen
Gospel Hour with Kerri Simpson & Rebecca Barnard

Saturday 23 February 2013
6:00 am - 7:00am
Degraves Street melbourne
Free

Veteren blues and jazz pianists, Bob and Steve Sedergreen will bring in the morning with bassist Dean Addison and drummer Andrew Swann present an hour of gospel and blues to bring in the morning. Featuring two iconic Australian vocalists: contemporary and jazz influenced Rebecca Barnard, and blues and gospel queen Kerri Simpson.

whitenightmelbourne.com.au

 

Kerri Simpson Special!!!
Thursday 7 February

This week on Junkyard, we'll be featuring local legendary musician Kerri Simpson, who will be joining us live in the PBS studio, we'll be playing selected tracks from her extensive discography and discussing her musical career, as well as talking about her brand new album Fortune Favoured Me, It should be a lot of fun on Junkyard this week!!!

 

 

 



JAZZ IN THE GARDENs
Sunday January 13th 6.00-8.00pm

Victoria Gardens, stonnington
1461 Murray Valley Hwy Bundalong Vic

free event

For over a decade now many thousands of people have flocked to the beautifully maintained Stonnington Gardens where they can enjoy sun, shade, their own refreshments, or the coffee, ice cream and other food treats available on site. Then settle down and enjoy a free concert of amazing jazz music performed by the Stonnington Gardens Jazz Showband, led by Bob Sedergreen, now recognized as one of the nations great jazz pianists. Add to this a selection of high profile special guests featuring live in concert with the Showband ensuring a late afternoon of ecstatic musical bliss

Special Guest: Kerri Simpson, blues, gospel, soul and voodoo queen. She has performed and recorded the music of New Orleans and the Caribbean. Her emotional strength and depth of delivery never fails to capture her audience. Jerome Smith, bass and vocals, cut his teeth in the USA playing blues, soul and gospel music. He's even performed with Keith Richards and Mick Jagger as well as the Divynals.

Sheilas Of The ’70s.
Friday, 30 NoV 8pm

The Flying Saucer Club
4 St Georges Road, Elsternwick, Vic

book online

Featuring MONIQUE BRUMBY, KERRI SIMPSON and REBECCA BARNARD

Monique Brumby, Kerri Simpson and Rebecca Barnard are kicking back to the kooky kodachrome, dusky desert boot days of the 70′s. Shimmer back to the sublime sultry summers of Donna, Suzi Quatro, Kate Bush, Melanie, Blondie and Fleetwood Mac. The Sheila’s of the 70′s, where no wrinklies ever flew will glide you back through the hazy glaze of Cortina cruisin’, Connie jumper bruisin’ and Chiko roll oozin’. Monique, Kerri and Rebecca are award winning singer-songwriters and producers in their own right and have an enormous repertoire of their own material but it was backstage at a concert in 2011 that they decided they would get together and have a bit of a 70′s soiree. So grab ya Go Set, platforms and flares, forget ya fondue and leave ya macramé at home and experience the classic sounds of Sheilas Of The ’70s.

Kerri Simpson CD LaunchBAND BASH AT BUNDALONG
SAT 3RD NOV 11 - 6pm

Bundalong Tavern
1461 Murray Valley Hwy Bundalong Vic

$20/Families $50 - includes all entertainment

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Melbourne's Sheila's of the 70's and local talent Fanbelt and Motnelle come to Bundalong Tavern LIVE.

Food stalls, merchandise stalls, entertainment for the kids, drinks at bar prices, Major Auction, fun for all. Come along and join us for a great days entertainment. All Proceeds go to the Australian NPC Disease Foundation Inc.

Kerri Simpson CD Launch

kerri simpson - album launch
'fortune favoured me'
sunday 14th october 3pm

the substation
i Market street, newport

$25/$20 conc book online

download PDF invite

thesubstation.org.au

Sheilas Of The '70s season
2012 Melbourne Cabaret Festival
18th to 21st july 8.45pm
kew Court House

$35/$32 conc book online or call 03 8290 7000

melbournecabaret.com

ARIA Award winning Monique Brumby, Kerri Simpson and Rebecca Barnard are kicking back to the kooky kodachrome, dusky desert boot days of the '70s. Shimmer back to the sublime sultry summers of Donna, Suzi Quatro, Kate Bush, Melanie, Blondie and Fleetwood Mac. The Sheilas Of The '70s, where no wrinklies ever flew will glide you back through the hazy glaze of Cortina cruisin', Connie jumper bruisin' and Chiko roll oozin'. Monique, Kerri and Rebecca are singer-songwriters and producers in their own right and have an enormous repertoire of their own material. It was backstage at a concert in 2011 that they decided they would get together and have a bit of a '70s soiree. They play classic songs from the 1970s by iconic female artists of that era in a show that is musically captivating with lighthearted and comedic overtones. So grab ya Go Set, platforms and flares, forget ya fondue and leave ya macramé at home and experience the classic sounds of Sheilas Of The '70s.

tuesday 22nd may 8pm
Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society - House of Blues
Royal Standard Hotel
333 William Street, Melbourne

free

www.mbas.org.au

Kerri Simpson and Ron Tabuteau return as MBAS Feature Artists for one special performance only. Kerri and Ron will be conjuring up a storm of good rockin' rhythm and blues.

From his early days with the Foreday Riders to his own fine funk outfit Chicken Head, Ron is renowned for his subtle understated playing.

Multi award winning singer Kerri Simpson sings the blues like Kerri Simpson, not imitating but initiating, singing from the heart. Whatever genre of music Kerri places her vocal abilities in, she mixes all she's absorbed in her life and musical experiences and develops her own unique sound which comes straight from her soul.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 18TH 7.30pm
WOMEN IN SONG
PAVE FESTIVAL - The Gem Theatre
19 Kilvington Drive Emerald VIC 3782

$20.00 3MDR Members $15.00 Bookings Essential

www.trybooking.com

"OPENING NIGHT" 3MDR's Women In Song, featuring Rebecca Barnard, Kerri Simpson & Lisa Miller and introducing local singer & songwriter "Blin" with a special Dance Film Screeing during the interval.

Kerri Simpson is a guest vocalist on April 29





Sunday March 25 2-5pm
Sheilas of the 70s
The Butterfly club, Bank St, South Melb

$25/22 conc book online

thebutterflyclub.com

Sunday Sessions acoustic show with Barb Waters

Sunday 18th march 1.30pm
Sheilas of the 70s
Oakleigh Festival Warranwee Park

With Monique Brumby and Rebecca Barnard

friday March 16 8pm
Way out west
WOW Roots Music Club - Williamstown RSL
cnr. Melbourne Rd & Ferguson St, williamstown
9397 7642

$20 Tickets at the door

wowrootsmusic.com

New Orleans style Mardi Gras party. Costume up or bring a drum.

Sunday 4th March 6:30pm-8pm
Just Music - album launch
SPIEGELTENT (Arts Centre, Melbourne)

$35 includes a copy of the album - BOOK ONLINE

www.justmusic.org.au

Just Music - a benefit album for Jesuit Social Services - great Australian artists performing original and rare tracks to raise funds and promote awareness for Jesuit Social Services' work with disadvantaged young people, especially those within the justice system and those with multiple and complex needs, including mental health and drug and alcohol use.

Artists involved with the new CD offering unreleased or rare tracks include Paul Kelly, Waleed Aly and band, Angie Hart, Blue King Brown, Clare Bowditch, Xavier Rudd, Tjimba & The Yung Warriors, Dan Sultan, The Flybz with The Painters And Dockers and David Bridie and the Sheila's among others. A wonderful collaboration of donated original and rare tracks from professional musicians plus artists from Jesuit Social Services programs.

Line-up: Robot Child (Waleed Aly), David Bridie and the Sheilas, Jess and Ella Hooper - more to be confirmed.

Friday 16 December 7.30pm
Manningham Function Centre
699 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster

$18 full/$12 concession
Book online or by calling 9840 9382

www.manningham.vic.gov.au/live/music.html

Bob Sedergreen and Friends Kerri Simpson and Blues on the Boil - live at Manningham Function Centre Please join us for 2011's final concert in the Manningham Music series with what is set to be a sensational concert hosted by Australian Jazz legend 'boss of the piano' Bob Sedergreen. Sedergreen is recognised as one of Australia's leading performers and educators and will be joined by Gospe and Blues singer Kerri Simpson and some members of cult 80s Blues Band, Blues on the Boil including Dene Ford (guitar/vocals), Mal Sedergreen (saxophones), Scott Dunbabin (bass) and Gordon Pendleton (drums)

Their performance will be preceded by a 50 minute set of jazz standards by recent participants in the Join a Jazz Band course with Bob leads at Manningham Arts Centre.

Witches Christmas

Wendy Rule, Kerri Simpson and Monique Brumby join forces once again to bring you A Witches Christmas.  In the spirit of their hugely popular collaborations at the legendary Continental Club in the late 90’s, these three powerhouse singer/songwriters will celebrate the season in their own uniquely passionate way with a very special show on Saturday December 17th at The Caravan Club. Fiercely independent, these three women have carved their own paths through the musical mainstream, to become some of Australia’s most prolific and respected artists. Come along, transcend the everyday, and experience an unforgettable night of music, magic and sisterhood.

Sunday 18 December, 2:00pm
Friday 16 December, 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Manningham Function Centre
699 Doncaster Rd Doncaster

Tickets $15/$10 conc
Book online or by calling 9840 9382
A $10 promotional offer is available online
by using the promotional code BUTTERFLY

www.manningham.vic.gov.au/live/music.html

Manningham City Council presents

In the Pocket Jazz Club: Bob Sedergreen and Friends at Doncaster Playhouse

Please join us for the final concert for 2011 in the Manningham Music series  with what is set to be a sensational concert hosted by Australian jazz legend ‘boss of the piano’ Bob Sedergreen.

Sedergreen is recognised as one of Australia’s leading performers and educators and he has put together a stellar line-up to join him in this concert, including:
Blues and Gospel Queen Kerri Simpson  and some of the members of Blues on the Boil, a cult Blues Band that dominated the Jazz and Blues scene in the eighties.
The Band toured Australia and recorded the album Potent Brew Dene Ford (Guitar /Vocals) Mal Sedergreen (Saxaphones),  Scott Dunbabin) ( bass) and Gordon Pendleton (drums)

Their performance will be preceded by a 50 minute set of jazz standards by recent participants in the Join a Jazz Band course which Sedergreen leads at Manningham Arts Centre.

SHEILA'S OF THE 70'S

Sunday October 16 3-6pm
Caravan music club
Oakleigh RSL, 95-97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh

Tickets $25 reserved seating, $20 general admission standing, $12 children
buy tickets online

www.caravanmusic.com.au

Following on from their recent sold out shows at the Northcote Town Hall, Monique Brumby, Kerri Simpson and Rebecca Barnard are bringing the kooky kodachrome, dusky desert boot days of the 70's to The Caravan. Shimmer back to the sublime sultry summers of Donna,Suzy Quatro, Kate Bush, Melanie, Blondie and Fleetwood Mac. The Sheila's of the 70's, where no wrinklies ever flew will glide you back through the hazy glaze of Cortina cruisin', Connie jumper bruisin'and Chiko roll oozin.

Treads: Sandals with soles made from rubber tires Connie jumper: Cardigan with one thick and 2 thin stripes around the mid riff.

PLAYING TIME STARTS AFTER 8.00PM BUT BEFORE 9PM

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4 Way Out West Williamstown

SUNDAY OCTOBER 23 Practically Green Festival Eltham

FRIDAY DECEMBER 2 Thornbury Theatre

Howdy folks, If you're hanging out to see the Gospel Belles (and let's face it, WHO ISN'T?), here's some dates to stick in your diary.

The Gospel Belles feature ARIA award-nominated blues singer Kerri Simpson with Kelly Auty, Marisa Quigley, Diana Wolfe and guest musicians to be announced.

The Gospel Belles will be performing swinging (and, on occasion, ever-so-slightly irreverent) interpretations of their favourite gospel songs in the African-American tradition, plus other bluesy tunes thrown in for fun. More details to come via this email list, or check the venue websites or individual artist websites for more details.  

NEWS FLASH: Well folks you asked for it - the Gospel Belles will (finally) be recording a studio album for release on Friday 2 December at the Thornbury Theatre. For advance orders and further info contact Kerri, Kelly, Marisa or Diana.

july: Tuesday 5th
8:00pm-9:00pm
royal Standard Hotel
333 William Street West Melbourne
(Near Victoria Market)

www.mbas.org.au
www.royalstandardhotel.com.au

Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society

MBAS Every Tuesday Evening House of Blues.

Jam Session - 9:00pm

Kerri Simpson sings the Blues like Kerri Simpson, not imitating but initiating, singing from the heart. Whatever genre of music Kerri places her vocal abilities in she mix's all she's absorbed in her life and musical experiences and develops her own unique sound which comes straight from her soul."

playing @ 3.00pm



MAY: Friday 6th
Thornbury Theatre.
859 High St, Thornbury

www.thornburytheatre.com.au tickets available at www.oztix.com.au

Delight your musical and visual senses when Kelly Auty graces the stage in a special show at the beautiful Thornbury Theatre. Step back in time, dress to the nines, flappers and hippies, saints and sinners, come one come all.

The event opens with the Gospel Belles- Kelly with Kerri Simpson, Dianna Wolfe and Marisa Quigley- all powerhouse solo performers who are notorious for raising the roof together with their stiring Gospel and Blues repertoire.

Then fasten your seatbelts for a trip down memory lane with Kellys' Wild Women Show. Stories and songs from great women singers 1920-1970.

The frocks and feathers will fly folks! The show is never the same twice as these trailblazers left us a repertoire that seems endless.

Finally for the last set Kelly will sing some of the original tunes destined to appear on her new original CD. Coming soon....

A stellar cast of fabulous Melbourne musicians will perform on the night...Pianist Boris Conley, Bassist Max McIntosh, Drummer Nick Carrafa,Guitarists Brenden Mason and Rocky Dabscheck and Horn Section Paul Williamson, Paul Dooley and Brian Kemp.

Please dress to impress...Your favorite era 1920-1970.Go on, you know you want to! Prizes for best outfit and dancing.