Conversations happen on instruments and become songs... Sometimes these are recognised and gather a greater meaning... Some of the chats I have been lucky enough to have are now etched as song stories where more happens between the lyrics and music as the songs grow themselves... Sometimes songs reveal more of their character later...... They are all a gift, to me to you...... I hope you recognise them and where they take you...

Over the Moon

Over the Moon

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Ree at the Heritage

Yesterday, from paling lights of a summer day to a summer night of cooling breezes,
I had the pleasure of seeing Ree perform live for the first time.

She was singing and playing with MoJo Pearls at the atmospheric Heritage Tavern, Balnarring on the Mornington Peninsula.
They played on what is commonly referred to as "the deck" - an indoor/outdoor dining experience next to the rambling cottage charm of the indoor restaurant.

They played a series of their own compositions from their journeys up and down the east coast of Australia.
Here was a mix of folk and jazz tones with a hearty brush of spunky rock for character.
While daylight lasted, the greens of the garden created a wonderful backdrop for their stage.

And when night fell, the magical lighting seemed in tune with the music.
It was then that Ree's song, my favourite song, Over the Moon emerged.
There was a kind of crystal wisdom in her voice that played the soul.

Ree has a few strings to her bow!


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