Hi everyone! #TheStateOfMusic is a weekly live-streamed series, featuring performances + interviews – and I’m excited to be a part of Episode Two, alongside these lovely ladies Kate Miller-Heidke, MAHALIA BARNES + THE SOUL MATES, Mia Wray Music, Montaigne, and Vera Blue with hosts Carrie Bickmore and Jane Gazzo.
Stream live this Saturday 9 May from 6:30pm AEST on the Victoria Together Facebook, YouTube + together.vic.gov.au
For those of you who missed my performance of ‘Carry You’ with Tim Minchin tonight on Channel 9, here ‘tis! This was weird and lovely. I didn’t have much to make my living room look fancy so those are little father Christmas tree lights behind me, and I decided to wear my wedding dress for the occasion. Not sure why! I’ve just been looking for an opportunity to wear it again. Everything’s a bit topsy-turvy at the moment, so why not. Thank you to Tim for this beautiful song, I love singing it, and please catch his series ‘Upright’ on Foxtel if you can, it is truly brilliant. Thanks for having us be involved everyone at Channel 9 and everyone else involved in Music From The Home Front, for Anzac Day.
Look what’s happening this weekend! I’ll be singing a special song with a special someone via the magical inter-webs. Stay tuned and tune in. Lots of amazing acts performing. This Saturday from 7:30pm AEST on Channel 9 #musicfromthehomefront
Look what’s happening this weekend! I’ll be singing a special song with a special someone via the magical inter-webs. Stay tuned and tune in. Lots of amazing acts performing. X ❤️ This Saturday from 7:30pm AEST on Channel 9 #musicfromthehomefrontpic.twitter.com/ZsrEDqhfTf
Hey everyone, announcement! New show added! I’m so looking forward to getting up to beautiful warm Bribie Island for this one-off show, I love being up in Queensland, it’s a real contrast to Melbourne and always feels like a kind of exotic getaway. And this gig has such a great line-up of acts, Alex the Astronaut, Andy Golledge and of course the legendary Paul Kelly whom I always love watching live, so I think it’s gonna be a special one! Tickets and info click here.
I hadn’t seen Upright before Tim asked me if I wanted to record a song for it, but I was a big fan of Tim’s work so I knew it would be good. When he played me ‘Carry You’ on the piano I instantly felt how beautiful and universal it was and how I might make it my own.
Sarah Belkner (who plays keyboard for both of us) did an incredible job of wrapping it in some classy, understated production, and I love how it turned out in the studio with her.
After I watched the series (which blew me away, it was so good) I finally understood how multi-dimensional the song is and it made me love it even more. When I sang it in the studio, I felt the ache of regret and the longing for connection through the lyrics, which is something any of us can relate to I think.
I’m so happy to be a part of this project, it’s Aussie TV at its absolute best.
‘Carry You’ is written by Tim Minchin, and is taken from his new Australian TV show ‘Upright’ on Foxtel.