Jazz bites sur­face at Sharks

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE ’N’ LOUD -

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.

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