Oh Lady Be Good!

Oh Lady Be Good is back in Brisbane following sell-out seasons in the UK and packed crowds at the Queensland Cabaret Festival. Enjoy a feast of classic jazz and blues featuring audience favourite Melissa Western and her hot jazz band. You love iconic jazz-femme legends including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Bessie Smith, Peggy Lee and Eartha Kitt but do you know their fascinating personal stories? Celebrate their breathtaking legacy and revel in some of the world’s most-loved music.

ABOUT MELISSA WESTERN
Brisbane-based singer-actor-writer Melissa Abigail Western was born in Manchester, England … the only daughter of a jazz-singing English father and an award-winning Sri Lankan model mother. By turns sassy, soulful, smart and sweet, Melissa straddles the worlds of jazz, cabaret and theatre. She performs internationally, performing and producing new works and singing with a variety of ensembles. Her passion is taking to the stage in front of a live audience, seamlessly weaving song, movement and story into an experience they will want to share and cherish. Over the past ten years she has performed to audience and critical acclaim locally in Brisbane, nationally throughout Australia and internationally in the UK and France. Her self-penned musical Ella, Marilyn, Marlene and Me was an official sell-out two consecutive years at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, garnering five star reviews from ThreeWeeks “absolutely brilliant… enthralling vocal talents wowed the audience” and four stars from The Scotsman “Melissa Western is on fire… it’s mainly about the eyes, the face and the voice.” In 2013, Melissa’s new jazz cabaret at The Jazz Bar entitled Sweet, Sour and Saucy received critical and audience acclaim, Western being touted as a “force of nature” (Broadway Baby, 5 stars). The show went on to be nominated for three Matilda Awards in 2015: Best Musical/Cabaret, Best Female Actor in a Leading Role and Best Set Design.

Complimentary morning tea will be served before the show (from 10am).


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