Rebecca Barnard – LIVE
Friday, May 5, 2023
6:00pm – 11:45pm
Album Vinyl Release Party
Rebecca Barnard will be performing her new album at the Kelvin Club.
Date: May 5th 2023
Time: Dinner: 6pm, Show: 8pm
Where: Upstairs Dining Room
After forty years as a beloved staple in the Australian music industry, OzRock icon Rebecca Barnard has finally recorded her first Jazz Album “The Night We Called it a Day”. This evening at The Kelvin Club is to launch the VINYL RECORD that has finally arrived from somewhere in Eastern Europe !!
Featuring a superlative band including pianist/composer Monique diMattina, Ben Robertson (Double Bass) and Doug de Vries (guitar)
90’s indie rock icon Rebecca Barnard hails from Aus jazz royalty – her late father and uncle Len and Bob Barnard both pioneering legends of that scene.
After forty years as a beloved staple in the Australian music industry (Rebecca’s Empire, Rockwiz etc) Rebecca has finally recorded her first Jazz Album “The Night We Called it a Day”. The album is a culmination of years of Rebecca’s life in music – a resplendent arrival in sunny pastures by one of Australia’s cultural treasures.
Rebecca effortlessly breathes soul and connectivity into this album of refreshingly under-exposed jazz standards dating from 1937-1963. The production style is reminiscent of artists such as Madeleine Peyroux and Melody Gardot, making the album more accessible to a mainstream audience than the word ‘jazz’ might imply.
Produced and arranged by pianist/composer Monique diMattina, it features stunning performances from the creme of the jazz/roots scene – Sam Lemann on guitar, Ben Robertson on Bass, Paul Williamson on sax and Steve Grant on trumpet. Rebecca’s son Harry O’Mara carries on the Barnard legacy, guesting on drums. Recorded by Pat Telfer at Brian Brown Studios (VCA) and mixed by Shane O’Mara at Yikesville, this local production has an international and ageless resonance for a broad audience of music lovers.
Upstairs Dining Room – Kelvin Club
14-30 Melbourne Place
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000