Stiff Gins in wicked ways to rock Clink
TOP indigenous band The Stiff Gins are travelling to the Port Douglas Clink Theatre to perform their award-winning songs on September 3.
Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs are well known for their wicked humour and are currently celebrating the release of their anticipated third album Wind and Water.
Eleven years ago their moniker was a reclamation of an offensive reference to Aboriginal women, a banner to guide their music in the direction of strength and pride.
Three albums and countless breathtaking shows later, the name has become synonymous with musical excellence.
“Our songs reflect the confidence of that epiphany, telling stories of place and belonging,” Kaleena said.
“This will be our first visit to Port Douglas so we are really excited to perform at the Clink Theatre and do some sightseeing.
“We will be performing a lot of songs from our new album Wind and Water and hope to entertain the audience with our stories.
“We pride ourselves on being funny.”
The pair have travelled the world, received prestigious awards and created a loyal fan base with the heartfelt songs and emotive performances.
They have performed to troops in the Middle East, at the Sydney Opera House Coming soon in September to the Clink Sat, 3rd, 8pm The Stiff Gins - Concert Fri, 9th, 8pm The Great Comedy Debate! Sun, 18, 6.30pm Sadie Jones - Swept under the carpet - Cabaret Sat, 24, 1pm - 10pm Gay and Lesbian Film Festival on New Year’s Eve in 1999 and in various remote communities across Australia.
“We have been very fortunate to perform at many places around Australia, overseas and at major events,” Kaleena said.
“We both love to travel so we are looking forward to seeing Port Douglas.”
Tickets cost $25 per person at the Origin Expresso in Port Douglas and Goodies Café in Mossman, or online at www.trybooking. com.
The singers are currently in the competition to win the Deadly award for album of the year, you can help them by adding them as a friend on Facebook.
Singing stories: The Stiff Gins, Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs will be in Port next month