Queen Tide will be performing at the Down South Jazz Club on Thursday, May 25 at Club Sapphire.
The group features six local women – Colleen Spillane, Stacey Mills and Mandy Siegel on vocals, with Cindy Dibley on piano, Robyn Martin on bass and Di Marshall on drums.
Colleen Spillane of course, is very well known, both in the area and to the Down South Jazz Club and we have had the pleasure of hearing her on many occasions. She studied singing at The Australian Institute of Music and UWS where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours). Since moving to Pambula, Colleen has become a successful jazz performer in her own right, singing with musicians at The Merimbula Jazz Festival, Down South Jazz Club and various venues throughout the south coast. Colleen draws audiences in with her rich velvety voice and stunning tone. She moves effortlessly from jazz to pop, blues and gospel.
Stacey Mills is a vocalist whose versatility has seen her perform in a wide variety of local groups in styles that include: folk, blues, rock, jazz and a cappella. Her sultry and bluesy tones will lift your spirits and leave you wanting more.
Mandy Siegel is a singer, composer and educator who has been delighting audiences with her soulful singing for over 25 years. She has performed her original music both nationally and internationally, spending numerous years in jazz, soul, cabaret and funk styles. Having moved to Merimbula from Melbourne 4 years ago, Mandy is enjoying playing with the myriad of amazing local musicians as well as teaching private and group singing, workshops and keynote speaking.
Cindy Dibley is an accomplished pianist who studied at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney. She has been a secondary school music teacher for 23 years and is currently teaching music at Lumen Christi Catholic College. Cindy conducts the school musicals and was also involved in the stage performances of “The Sound Of Music” and “Cinderella”, accompanying on piano.
Robyn Martin grew up in remote Ceduna (far west coast SA) and started playing music in a family band. To further her skills, Robyn studied music at Southern Cross University. She has toured internationally in France, Germany and the UK alongside successful artists The Waifs, Kasey Chambers and Lior. In the Bega Valley, Robyn is well known and loved for her exquisite voice and prolific bass playing. She has had continued success with her sister Jodi Martin and performed at a number of local and national blues and folk festivals. Robyn is currently teaching music at Eden High School.
Di Marshall has been playing drums for over 30 years. She has taught drums and percussion both privately and at various schools in Melbourne. Di has performed in rock and funk groups as well as entertaining audiences in the comedy scene. Having moved to Merimbula 4 years ago Di is thrilled to have joined the community, teaching at Lumen Christi Catholic College.
These girls have a lot of fun together and a great night is assured. Early bookings are encouraged in order to get a good seat. Music will commence at 7.30 pm. Cost is $15 for jazz club members and $20 for visitors. Table bookings can be made with Aileen/Kevin Walsh (64959853), by email on bookings@downsouthjazzclub,org.au, or will be available on the night at the door. The Club Sapphire Bistro opens at 6pm with its extensive menu, and meals can either be eaten in the Bistro, or ordered, collected and eaten at leisure while listening to the music.