Bree van Reyk hails from Sydney town. She is a percussionist, drummer, composer, sound artist and bloody excellent human being. For our concert on November 26th, 2016, Bree has written a piece called Six Scenes. Bree will also be performing with us on the Vibes. Read on to find out more about what makes her tick musically - to Beyoncé and Beyond!!
To hear the world premiere of Bree's composition Six Scenes come to The Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon on Saturday November 26th - shows at 4pm and 7pm. Book those ticketsHERE.
When did you know that you wanted to be a musician?
When I was 11 I learnt that my drum teacher was called a ‘Professional Musician’ and I figured that was what I wanted to do. I didn’t really think about it again until approximately 3 weeks before my university graduation recital, at which point I realised I wasn’t going to get a ‘job’ and it was probably going to be hard to make any ‘money’ and shouldn’t my parents have encouraged me to pursue something more ‘sensible’? Previously I had wanted to be an astronaut and a mechanic, and I’m hoping to develop some kind of woodworking skills in my old age.
As if this year hasn't been amazing enough already, to top it off Mick Harvey agreed to write us some music! Not only that but he will be joining us on stage to play organ and percussion. Not only that but he also answered some questions for us below.
Either read it first or read it after just make sure that you go and book some tickets now!
The show is this Saturday, November 26th at 4pm and 7pm, at The Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon. Bookings HERE.
Steph O’Hara (AKA TLSQ Violinist) and Sarah Ward (AKA Yana Alana) have known and worked with each other for nearly 15 years. November the 26th will be the very first time they share the stage as performers. Let’s hope it is the first of many times. Read the answers below for some insight into this charming duo and come and hear the results of their collaboration with The Letter String Quartet on November 26th at The Melbourne Recital Centre. Two shows: 4pm and 7pm. For bookings and more info visit HERE.
When did you first meet and what were your first impressions of each other?
Sarah Ward: Way back in the early 2000’s I met Steph as a sound engineer for Sista She, a feminist hip hop cabaret act. We were really demanding and I, in particular, was very anxious. I take meds now! He was so calm and thoughtful and hard working and handsome and I’m pretty sure I had a crush on him and used to call him wolf man because he has eyes like a wolf. Only later did I find out he was also an excellent violinist and composer. Basically he was a handsome ball of talent, ridiculous!
Steph O’Hara: I met Sarah, as a sound engineer, at a sound check for Sista She. It was their first Melbourne Fringe Show. The team on stage were amazing, passionate, funny and a little stressed. Sarah was directing and singing and dancing and doing it all whilst getting into costume. And once the audience were in, I remember hearing Sarah’s voice and thinking…WOW!