14 September Thursday – Simone Waddell
Thursday 14 September 2017, 8.30pm
Simone’s last two shows, My Romance and Surrender, both sold out!
Don’t miss out – advance bookings recommended.
Simone’s voice and music have been described as “world class”, “drenched with soul and feeling” and “utterly amazing”.
Australian vocalist Simone Waddell has been performing internationally for over twenty years, including in Japan, China, Europe, U.S.A, and across her homeland.
Whilst studying, Simone became the first Australian to win a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music, opening up a whole new world of musical adventures. She also won the Nescafe Big Break and was awarded $20,000 for her musical achievements. She has released four albums and multiple singles and her original music videos have half million views worldwide on Facebook and YouTube.
Simone is delighted to be returning to Foundry616. After her sold out launch of her jazz CD, My Romance in October 2015, followed by the incredible launch of her original album, Surrender in June 2016, she is back with a stunning mix of contemporary jazz infused with groove.
Her recent original music has already been hailed as, “the best music coming out of Australia right now.”
Career highlights include, touring with the Grammy nominated artist Taylor Dayne, numerous and regular performances for national leaders at Parliament House, and being the Opening Act for her favourite male jazz singer Vince Jones for Australian Music Week.
Simone has performed at various events and venues such as Manly Jazz Festival, the Devonport Jazz Festival Concert Series, the 5th annual Bastille Festival, and the iconic Bennetts Lane Jazz Club.
Her recent collaboration, Breathe, a duet with Cornell Thigpen (Mary J.Blige, Steve Nicks, Babyface, Isley Brothers) will be released October 2017.
As an ambassador for Messenger International, Simone also promotes awareness and helps rescue and restore people trapped in human trafficking through the power of music, and her powerful and inspirational EP, “New Day” releasing in 2017, is dedicated to this cause.
You are warmly invited to join Simone for what is guaranteed to be a night of wonderful honest music which will bring inspiration, healing, peace and rhythm into your soul.
Simone is known to play music with the absolute best musicians and this night is no exception.
Piano – Sam McNally
Guitar and Vocals – Yannick Koffi
Bass and Vocals – Ralph Marshall
Drums – Calvin Welch
Don’t miss out and please book early to avoid disappointment.
Watch/Listen: This Too Will Pass
“I have had the privilege of working with many awe inspiring vocalists throughout my career and can openly say from my heart that Simone Waddell is amongst the very best of them. Her voice is stunning, as is her personality, that shines through every time she sings. Simone is a gift to the world of music.”– Martha Baartz
“Simone absolutely captures the audience, living her dream, making an impact. So inspiring.” – Faith Martin (Casting Director)
“Simone is a beautiful whirling dervish of energetic creative talent. The studio environment bares the souls of all participants and Simone would stand as one of the easiest and focused artists that I’ve worked with. She possesses an open creative spirit and the musicianship and vocal technique allowing it all to come together. I’m looking forward to a long musical relationship with Simone over the ensuing years. There is bucketloads of creativity and stunning singing on this new album, “Surrender.” I would also say this is the best playing of my life on these songs.” – Jim Kelly (Producer and Guitarist)
General – $21.50 incl booking fee
Dinner & Show $52.50 incl booking fee
Premium Dinner & Show $67.50 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show $39.50 incl booking fee
General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show
Date: 14 September 2017
Start time: 20:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442