Sydney singers Lady Cool and Amanda Easton have joined forces to create a series of musical events for charity, kicking off with a night of retro-themed live music at Blue Beat in Double Bay on Thursday February 20 for the McGrath Foundation.
Under the banner of 'The Satin Sound Lounge' the two singers will present a night of sophisticated, theatrical live pop music which will raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and to increase breast awareness in young women.
The two chanteuses decided to set up the Satin Sound Lounge to support charities close to their hearts, through music.
'I was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago and while I have hopefully beaten it now, I'll never forget the fantastic support the Breast Care Nurses provided by McGrath gave me during my hospital stays,' says Electronica Pop Singer-Songwriter Amanda Easton.
The next 'Satin Sound Lounge' event in the pipeline will be a night performing the Blues to support 'Beyond Blue' an organisation supporting people with depression.
Easton recently launched her third commercial recording, EP 'Out of the Blue'. She has released two self-penned albums before this, with two singles from her self-titled debut earning Top 10 positions in the Australian independent (AIR) music charts.
Amanda has toured extensively as a backing singer with Wendy Matthews and Richard Clapton, and performed with artists including Powderfinger (2000 ARIAs), Candice Alley (2001 ARIAs), Marcia Hines and James Reyne in concerts and television appearances.
She ran a weekly showcase night for female singer-songwriters called 'PopTarts' in different venues including the Unity Hall in Balmain and The Empire in Annandale for almost 10 years, until 2009. She also produced and hosted her own 13 Episode live music TV series also called 'PopTarts' which ran on TVS in Sydney and Channel 31 in Melbourne.
Performing under the moniker 'Lady Cool', Tamarind Elkin has performed her jazzy take on pop and rock classics all over Australia. She has also graced stages in musical and cabaret shows internationally.
She appeared as a jazz vocalist in the independent Australian film 'When Darkness Falls’ by Rohan Spong and will perform in the Short and Sweet Cabaret Festival at the New Theatre, Newtown from January 15-18.
Lady Cool and the gang recently recorded & released their Debut Jazz E.P “Chillaxing” along with their Music Video clip single ‘Simply Irresistible.’
McGrath Foundation Ambassador and Director, Tracy Bevan, says the McGrath Foundation continues to be blown away by the support from Australian communities which goes a long way in helping the Foundation ensure every family in Australia experiencing breast cancer has access to a breast care nurse no matter where they live or their financial circumstance. The Foundation believes they need 150 McGrath Breast Care Nurses to make this vision a reality.
“We are proud to have 84 McGrath Breast Care Nurses working nationally who together have supported over 20,000 Australian families experiencing breast cancer. Events like this are truly helping us to make a difference,” Tracy said.
The McGrath Foundation was co-founded by Jane and Glenn McGrath after Jane’s initial recovery from breast cancer. The McGrath Foundation raises money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and to increase breast awareness in young women.
'Satin Sound Lounge' Presents Lady Cool and Amanda Easton will be held on Thursday February 20, 2014 from 8pm at Blue Beat, Cross Street, Double Bay. Tickets are $20/$25 and can be purchased from Moshtix or www.bluebeat.com.au with $5 from every ticket going to the McGrath Foundation. There will also be collections and charity raffles on the night to raise further funds fro the foundation.
PopTarts is the banner under which Sydney singer songwriter Amanda Easton has been hosting 100s of independent music events across Australia since 2000. PopTarts also became a TV Show in 2009, showcasing the artists from the live events, broadcasting on community TV in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
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