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Fig Night 27 April 2018

Jenny Biddle
Liza Ohlback trio
Kool Vibrations
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They call her the Tracy Chapman of Australia! Acoustic guitar-maker, proficient pianist, recovering chocoholic, harmonica squawker and Melbourne's Best Busker 2010-2012, Jenny Biddle now resides in sunny Scotland, touring internationally and practising the art of making a fire with wet wood.

It's been 5 years since appearing at the Manly Fig with her bluesy, guitar bubbling version of Michael Jackons's Billie Jean. Tonight she will celebrate the launch of her SIXTH album "Wild & Free" on her final show of her 2018 East Coast Australian Tour.

Her engaging stage personality, witty banter, and radical facial expressions are best witnessed live!


2013 Triple Australian Blues Chain award winner Liza, has been described as having a voice that can howl, growl or soothe a furrowed brow, reminiscent of Etta James and Aretha Franklin.

Liza has a versatile soulful style influenced by her upbringing, singing in her mothers gospel group and learning from her brother's love of Blues. She passionately delivers heart- wrenching Jazz/Blues Ballads, foot stompin blues/Funk grooves, a big lacing of Gospel harmonies and witty, cutting lyrics all delivered with a passion that will send shivers up your spine.

She has worked for over 25 years at top venues and Festivals including The East Coast Blues ,and has performed with many Australian and International artists, including Richard Clapton, Tony Neville ( Neville Brothers), John Paul Young .

Liza's debut CD (in 2013) "Trouble Goin' Down" received rave reviews and 3 awards at the Australian Blues Chain awards for Best Female Vocalist, Best new Talent and best Producer with Husband Greg, and reached no 7 on the Australian Radio Blues Charts.

Her 2nd album (in 2015) "Give you hell" In Nov 2015 Liza released her new CD "Give You Hell" reached no 2 on the Australian Blues Charts and has stayed up for over 10 months.

More recently Lisa starred in " Pearl" The Janis Joplin Show which toured Australia in 2015/16.


Formed in Sydney's Inner West, Kool Vibration combines a mix of roots, reggae, soca and all-round general island vibes.

The addition of sega and seggae riddims of frontman Ras Jamino's homeland of Mauritius, transports listeners to a different space, where life is carefree, relaxed and parties seem to never end. Audiences can't help but catch their contagious riddims as they sit back and relax or get down and boogie, forgetting about the daily grind.

Steve was mightily impressed when he watched them on the main stage at The Manly Wine & food Festival as they captivated a huge crowd.



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