CHAPEL OFF CHAPEL is proud to present the return of the Chapel Summer Sessions. Made famous by the classic Live at the Chapel series, this iconic space will host an array of diverse and exciting musical acts over four weeks of stripped-back, up close and personal performances.
Kicking off the series is Fem Belling, international Jazz Chanteuse. One of Australia’s most in demand musicians, join her for an intimate Summer Swing Soiree on Saturday January 7. An evening of vintage music channelling the heady days of summer, swing and sipping Pimms. Backed by some of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians – with a few surprise guests thrown in. With a sophisticated palate embracing unexpected genres, Fem has an energetic appetite for braiding musical styles. This award winning songstress is a rising star in the international jazz world, has been described by Robbie Williams as ‘bloody brilliant’ and has been selling out festivals and venues around the globe.
SATURDAY, JAN 7
Melbourne R&B songstress Thando Sikwila returns to The Chapel on Saturday January 14 with a night of modern soul and R&B mixed with raw funk, heavy bass lines and a three-piece backing. Paying homage to her biggest influences, Thando and her band will take you on her musical journey as she reprises her roles as Effie White (Dreamgirls) and Shug Avery (The Color Purple) and also sharing her original music. Thando’s long awaited debut EP Digital Love Letters debuted in June 2016 to glowing reviews from music critics and music lovers alike. Evocative song writing that has placed her in a league all her own.
SATURDAY, JAN 14
Reece Mastin is a self-assured artist with all the poise, charisma and swagger of a burgeoning rock-star with one hell of a voice.The chart-topping musician sent a clear message that his days of throwaway pop are far behind him with the release of Change Colours in 2015. Transformed into a true artist, the gifted young talent and White Ribbon ambassador has matured into a poignant songwriter and a dynamic, emotionally fearless performer. Spending the last year working solely in the studio on a new EP, Reece will be performing some of his most well-known hits as well as some unreleased tracks live and acoustic on January 15.
SUNDAY, JAN 15
Kyle Lionhart will make his Chapel debut on Saturday February 4 with his mesmorising neo-folk/soul sound. Hailing from Byron Bay, he has one of the most incredible new voices in Australian music today, seeking sounds similar to Jeff Buckley, Dallas Green and Bon Iver. Kyle released his debut EP Keep In Mind in mid 2015, and won the hearts of listeners around the country. His remarkable guitar skills and distinctive high notes have gained him slots at Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Big Sound and Australian Music Week. Kyle released his latest single Compromise last month, as a taster to his second EP release later this year.‘This is what music is supposed to be like’ Sam Cutler (Rolling Stones’ Manager)
SATURDAY, FEB 4
Tickets available at www.chapeloffchapel.com.au