The Soldiers Wife
THE STREET PRESENTS
THE SOLDIERS WIFE
THURSDAY 6 AUGUST @ 7:30PM
VIDEO: Roz Pappalardo - Soldier\'s Wife
Powerful, passionate and deeply personal - The Soldiers Wife is a unique musical project telling truly Australian stories through song.
Launched in 2014, the initiative saw a group of female Queensland songwriters spend time with the wives of Australian servicemen. The depth of experience was deep with those wives partners having served their country in conflicts from WW2 until the present day deployments through Asia, the Pacific and The Middle East.
Those wives opened their hearts and bared their souls - talking about their experiences, both challenging and uplifting. From there, each of the artists went away and turned those stories into a group of truly remarkable songs.
The aim of the project was simple - to give these women the opportunity to share their stories while raising the community\'s awareness and understanding of their personal sacrifice and commitment. Through song they are able to be completely open, honest, and anonymous. It has been a deeply emotional experience for all involved.
Not only recorded, the songs have since been performed live at a range of venues including the Brisbane Powerhouse and Woodford Folk Festival - giving audiences the chance to hear these powerful stories first hand.
Now a full show, The Soldiers Wife is touring nationally through 2015 with the assistance from the Anzac Centenary Fund Public Awareness program.
The artists involved represent a mix of vast songwriting experience and emerging talent. They are: one time Australian Music Prize nominee and vocal powerhouse Jackie Marshall; North Queensland based Roz Pappalardo (best known as one half of Women in Docs); all round entertainer Bertie Page; fast rising new talent Sahara Beck; songwoman Lydia Fairhall, country blues artist Kristy Apps and Deb Suckling (Lucy Star Satellite) who has been a Brisbane music scene fixture for more than a decade.
Street 1 - reserved | Duration - 60 minutes, no interval.
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