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JULIA MESSENGER JULIA MESSENGER Internationally renowned Julia Messenger earns rave reviews around the world for her exquisite vocal technique and ability to get to the heart of a song. Hailing from Melbourne, the versatile singer-songwriter and producer with a mesmerising voice and charismatic stage presence has a busy career in Australia and Europe, and more recently New York, recording and performing everything from jazz, blues and soul to electronica. In Mebourne she is a regular at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. Her songs and productions have appeared on numerous compilations in Europe and America alongside artists such as: Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse, Moby, Bebel Gilberto, Boozoo Bajou, Nitin Sawhney, Groove Armada, Ursula Rucker, Goldfrapp, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Zero 7, Rae & Christian, Joss Stone, Basement Jaxx, Jamie Callum, Sarah McLachlan and Julee Cruise to name just a few. She is thrilled to be singing a treat of Jazz standards and classics, alongside Julia's own originals at the Vanguard for the first time alongside some of Sydney's greatest musicians: Greg Coffin (piano), Sam Rollings (guitar), Karl Dunnicliff (bass) and Nic Cecire (drums). This is a show not to be missed. "...the genre of Jazz is something that Julia Messenger masters superbly." - Rheinland Post " . . . through the full spectrum, from fragile candied sweetness to a scorching soul-diva holler" - The Scotsman "...Messenger's gift is her versatility, the warmth and passion that she brings to each song, and ability to convey the emotions... it takes a brilliant singer like Messenger to make you hear (the songs) as if for the first time." - Stage Whispers Doors open at 6:30PM TicketsGeneral Admission$18.80(includes all fees)Meal & Show package (7.00pm reservation)Admission + reserved seating + main course$54.20(includes all fees)Meal & Show package (7.30pm reservation)Admission + reserved seating + main course$54.20(includes all fees)Meal & Show package (8.00pm reservation)Admission + reserved seating + main course$54.20(includes all fees)Premium packageAdmission + reserved premium seating (at the front) + cocktail on arrival + entree + main + dessert$109.60(includes all fees)Prices shown above include all fees and charges. Phone bookings can be made for this show by calling (02) 9557 9409.Seating modeDiners will be on the ground level directly in front of the stage for this night. Bar food will be available from the bar. General admission tickets will have access to seats on the mezzanine level and standing room in the bar area.18+The Vanguard is a licensed venue and all shows are 18+Having problems?Our Box Office phone line is available Monday to Friday, 11am to 6pm on (02) 9557 9409FAQRead our frequently asked questionsWe've just launched our new menu! Have a browse though our chef's best.Join our mailing list now to be the first to know about upcoming shows and receive special offers....ContactContact us here.Save
Sounds Like: Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, Goldfrapp, Ingrid Michaelson, Melody Gardot
Label: Skip Sister Records
Bio: Melbourne's own Julia Messenger regularly earns rave reviews around the world for her exquisite vocal technique and ability to get to the heart of a song. The versatile singer-songwriter with an intense voice and stage presence has a busy career in Australia, Asia and Europe, recording and perfor...See Full Bio
“...At the Melbourne Recital Centre honouring great US composers. Opening with the Peggy Lee cracker Why Don't You Do Right, Messenger claimed the space, the band and the song as her own. She has an intriguing and unique approach, using her voice as an instrument and giving each song its full range of emotions, from a sweet lisping vulnerability to passionate longing to tempestuous rage to glory..... Interestingly, Messenger gives each song its own dramatic story, there's a real arc from that first trembling tear to the intensity of full scale emotional fireworks. If it weren't so enjoyably thrilling it could almost be unsettling... her singing is note perfect and radiates nuance and power. She has been compared to many many different singers yet she is a singularly distinctive performer...It is only a matter of time before this girl is HUGE here. Julia Messenger has a voice to die for...Her vocal technique is original... Throw in her warm and unpretentious stage presence.. a stunner.”