Jazz bites surface at Sharks
LAUREN Lucille (pictured) and her three-piece band will light up the stage at Southport Sharks this weekend with a collection of reworked jazz standards. The Brisbanebased singer also promises contemporary versions of Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson classics alongside a handful of originals. ‘‘I like to mix a bit of funk, blues, soul and pop with my jazz,’’ she says. ‘‘I always take requests from the crowd – a lot of the older guys always want to hear (Frank Sinatra’s) Fly Me To The Moon.’’ Inspired by her mother, jazz vocalist Sharny Russell, Lucille grew up immersed in music. She released her first originals album, Hidden Here, last year, two singles from which were nominated for QMusic Awards. Lucille says music is just one of the many creative ways she expresses herself. ‘‘I don’t write a journal as it’s all written into my songs,’’ she says.
Lauren Lucille Band play Southport Sharks tomorrow at 8.30pm. Entry is free.