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Fig Night 27 February

Sally Street trio
The Rick Melick band
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Mimosa is an exciting and refreshing duo consisting of Morgan Haselden (guitar) and Phoebe O'Shea (violin). Their repertoire is a colourful array of music that inspires them.

Meeting at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music while completing their studies in classical music, Morgan and Phoebe discovered their musical similarities and began to perform together. During their study at the Conservatorium, they each received a collection of scholarships including the 'Frank Hammond Scholarship', 'Oliver Silvester Scholarship' and 'Jean (Giles) and Thomas Louis Pidcock Violin Scholarship'. After their classical beginnings Mimosa has branched out to a number of different world music genres.

Phoebe O'Shea

Phoebe O'Shea began playing violin at age 3 under the Suzuki method. During her school years, Phoebe flourished and her love of music and performing blossomed. In 1998, in her 5th year of school, Phoebe was one of eight to represent Australia in Japan for the Suzuki convention in conjunction with the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. She also performed with the Sydney Youth Orchestra during high school. Since then, Phoebe has performed in various ensembles around the world. Destinations including Sao Paulo (for Emirates), Shanghai (for Mont Blanc), Auckland, Hanoi and Singapore. Phoebe has also performed many times around Australia. Some of these performances include playing with Amiel for the 2003 A.R.I.A Awards, Angus and Julia Stone at Big Day Out 2007, Home Bake 2006 and Goldfrapp at her Opera House Concert in 2008. Even more recently Phoebe has travelled to Havana to study traditional Cuban Son with Sierra Maestra. Special master classes were taken by musicians who recorded with Ry Cooder in the 1996 Grammy Award winning Buena Vista Social Club. Along with her Diploma in Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Phoebe has also received her A.MUS.A with distinction and medal for violin.

Morgan Haselden

Morgan Haselden first picked up a guitar at age 12 and after becoming highly proficient at playing rock and acoustic styles he began learning classical guitar and jazz. He excelled through high school and successfully auditioned for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Under the guidance of his guitar teacher Greg Pikler, Morgan received High Distinctions in 7/8 semesters in his major study (Guitar Performance). In 2008 Morgan was chosen to represent the Conservatorium on a two week tour of the East Coast of Australia to promote the Conservatorium and music in general. Morgan has performed with an ever increasing array of musicians and regularly performs in musicals, bands and other collaborations. He is a highly sort after accompanist and does a lot of work teaching and performing with HSC music students. Morgan has appeared on Channel 7 with another duo 'Liero' and he has performed live on 2MBS FM. He received his Bachelor of Music in 2009 when he graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music


Sally Street is one of Sydney's finest independent female singer/songwriters.  Sally sings, plays the ukulele, piano, her tarted up diamante encrusted keytar, guitar, drums and dances. 

Sally has been steadily making her mark as a songwriter on the Australian music scene.  In November 2013 Sally's song "Don't Pick Me Up" was announced as a finalist in the Pop category of the Music Oz 2013 Australian Independent Music Awards and her song "Hardest Mistakes" co-written with James Macleod was a finalist in the Country category.  In September 2013, "Dandelion Dreamer" co-written with Gerard Masters received a runner up placement in the international Song Of The Year Contest.        

 Sally's song "Love Tequila" (co-written with James Muller and Gerard Masters) was shortlisted in the ballad category of the 2012 Australian Songwriting Competition.   December 2012 also saw Sally's music break to radio for the first time into the US and Canada:  "Love Tequila" was ranked number 2 and "Hardest Mistakes" (co-written with James Macleod) was number 5 on the most the most streamed and downloaded Indie Singles charts for the week in the USA and Canada.  

In January 2013 "Hardest Mistakes" was also  featured on the Qantas in-flight Radio playlist on celebrity DJ Robbie Buck's pop channel "fmQ" (channel 4).  Sally's funky pop single "Lexi" (co-written with Gerard Masters) was second place in the pop category of the 2011 Great American Song Contest.  Sally's self penned original funky blues track  "Facebook Freak" was a finalist in the 2010 Great American Song Contest and "Balloons Are Blowing In The Air" (co-written with Gerard Masters)  was also a finalist in the 2010 Australian Songwriting Competition.   

Sally's original pop songs have been featured on various independent compilation albums released in Australia, and her version of the latin jazz standard "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" was released in November 2011 by EMI on a compilation in Greece and Cyprus alongside her idols:   Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Eartha Kitt, Nancy Wilson and Dean Martin.  

Sally returned with rave reviews from opening the Tangier Jazz Festival in Morocco "The delightful Australian Sally Street, was a hit at Castel Palace." reported Et-Tayeb Houdaifa in La Vie éco as part of his June 2009 review of the Tanjazz Festival, and she is returning to play at the festival in Sep 2015. Sally wowed audiences for 7 weeks as a headline act at the Venetian Casino in Macau China in 2008, opened the 2010 Sydney Multicultural Festival, 2011 Dubbo Jazz Festival,  the 2014, 2012 and 2011 Every Woman Festivals (a celebration of International Women's Day), 2012 River Rhythms Concert Series at Sydney Olympic Park, 2012 Transformal at the Carrington Hotel Ballroom (Blue Mountains) to celebrate gender diversity, 2008 Kings Cross Festival, 2009 Newcastle Jazz Festival, and regularly mesmerises crowds with her magnetic performances at Sydney's iconic music venues including The Basement, The Vanguard, Slide, Star City Casino, Blue Beat Jazz Club, the Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club in Queensland and on the club scene around her home country. Sally's music is regularly aired in Australia, the USA and Canada.

  "Imagine your ideal cocktail as a woman, tall, swellegant, with equal parts bubbly personality, stir in a quantity of voluptuosity, a smidgen of playfulness, shake until flirty and look out baby, this drink is gonna pack some punch! Well, that pretty much sums up Sydney's Sally Street: a chanteuse who is all platinum, classy and captivating and who has one of the best voices in this country". Koop Koooper, "Cocktail Nation - The Interviews", Nov 2011





Rick has been travelling hard these past years.  And been working hard as well!

Six years playing keyboards and in excess of 1,200 gigs with US Blues Rock artist Joe Bonamassa gave him the thrill of seven US and European #1 CD’s and two #1  DVD’s including several Gold and Platinum Awards for “Live At The Royal Albert Hall.” It also gave him the opportunity to work with the world’s best. He has filmed and/or recorded with Eric Clapton, John Denver, B.B.King, John Hiatt, Paul Rogers and Beth Hart. He has played live with Larry Carlton, Kenny Loggins, Steve Lukather, Ricky Medlocke (Lynard Skynard), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), the late blues greats Hubert Sumlin and Bobby Parker, Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) and Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, (Steely Dan & Doobie Bros.)

In a career that spans 4 decades, iconic Australian acts Andy Gibb, Glenn Shorrock, Dragon, Jon Stevens, Stevie Wright, Brian Cadd, Doug Parkinson and Jimmy Little have all used Rick’s services on keyboards.

He has played every major festival in the world from The North Sea Jazz and Montreaux Jazz Festivals to W.O.M.A.D. and The East Coast Blues and Roots, in addition to the world’s great and historic theatre and arena stages.

“Perfect Nicky Hopkins blues piano stylings.”John Hardaker liveguide.com.au

“Rick Melick provides the colour with his subtle yet essential keyboard lines.” Phil Birgingham Gig Review


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