Great Southern Nights in association with the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival presents: Alice Terry Big Band:
Dubbed ‘Sydney’s first lady of blues’, Alice Terry has the kind of voice you can’t ignore.
Powerful and emotive, gritty and intense, Alice Terry’s vocals evoke classic singers like Janis Joplin – the kind of singers who leave it all out on the stage.
Alice began singing the blues at seventeen, quickly being booked for gigs like Narooma Blues, Thredbo Blues and Moruya Jazz Festivals. She released her debut single ‘Emotion’ and debut LP ‘The Fear Of’ in 2018, both of which immediately charted in the top five of the iTunes blues charts.
In the wake of great notices for her debut, Terry has supported acts like Allen Stone, Beth Hart, Matt Corby, The Waifs and Thirsty Merc, and continues to tour with Matt Corby as part of his band.
Each of the acts above contain elements of a mixture of styles Terry calls her own – folk, country and blues stewed together to create an individual feel. American blues singer and Grammy nominee Beth Hart described Alice Terry as ‘the real deal’, and we agree. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this scalding hot vocal talent live with her all-star big band.
Alice Terry (vocals) Phil Stack (bass) Harry Sutherland (piano) Mike Raper (trombone) James Loughnan (saxophone) Simon Ferenci (trumpet) Carlos Adura (drums)
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