Stiff Gins in wicked ways to rock Clink

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT - SAM SMALLBONE

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

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