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A Soul Seance

A rare appearance not to be missed.

Legendary Australian blues icon Wendy Saddington returns to the Melbourne stage in a stripped back setting of voice and piano that highlights her astonishing vocal soul power.

In ‘A Soul Seance’ Wendy will perform gems that span the breadth of her forty five year career, including songs from her major influences Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone, and some new pieces handpicked especially for this show.

Soul/jazz maverick Henry Manetta opens the show with a set of original songs and also performs with Wendy on some ecstatic new workouts, as well as a Saddington classic or two.. 

They will be accompanied by the remarkable Adam Rudegeair on piano.

“Saddington’s voice is still a ferocious instrument that could send a bluesy shiver down the spine.” John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.

“Wendy Saddington is the real thing, as honest, brutal, haunting and pure a songstress as Australia has ever had the honour of laying claim to.” Lo Carmen, Collapseboard.

“Defiantly individual and possessing a vocal range that almost defies belief, Henry draws influences from the grand traditions of jazz and soul.” Matthew Frederick, The Age.

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