407 Mount Barker Road
South Australia, 5155
Moonta Street & Chloe Warwick
This is in mid-September and Spring will have sprung! Escape from the house and join us for two delightful acts in The Adelaide Hills. Would you help us, please by re-posting to your network?
Moonta Street brings together five diverse musical forces to create a music that spans continents. A balance of traditional and original songs and instrumentals talking about issues of our times. Their unique Australian sound brings together traditional folk, blues, rock- reggae and jazz.
Chloe Warrick takes inspiration primarily from Australian female songwriters and performers. Most of her songs are feel-good acoustic numbers with heartfelt messages. She’s played around Australia and aspires to bring a smile or a tear to the face of whoever is listening.
Euro/Asian World Music from Adelaide
Moonta Street is the heart of Adelaide’s Chinatown, where the lions stand guard on the street and the music of this new group perfectly reflects that synergy of East & West/Ancient & Modern that is contemporary Adelaide.
Moonta Street brings together five diverse musical forces to create a music that spans continents. A balance of traditional and original songs and instrumentals talking about issues of our times. Their unique Australian sound brings together traditional folk, blues, rock- reggae and jazz. Described by fans as ‘Asian world music meets retro surf sounds”..Moonta Street is also ambient, hypnotic and timeless creating a majestic soundtrack that talks about the modern world where East meets West..
Zhao Liang GuzHeng Chinese Harp
Satomi Ohnishi Jazz drummer & percussionist
Mary Heath Guitar and vocalist
Keith Preston Santoor (Dulcimer) & Electric Guitar
Shivani Preston Keyboards & Melodica
Zhao Liang is a virtuoso player of the Guz Heng and founding director of the Adelaide School of Chinese Music. Originally from Singapore, she has performed widely throughout SA at major events and recently travelled to China for masterclasses.
Satomi Onishi is a percussionist/ drummer with high credentials from Japanese schools of music and performs with a range of acts in Adelaide including the acclaimed Jazz shows, Take Five & Swing with pianist Brendon Fitzgerald. She has coordinated world drum projects with the Migrant Resource Centre and plays with a number of exciting SA band projects including Adelaide Songs, Slingsby Theatre, Chica Chica Electrica
Mary Heath is a well known SA folk-singer, coordinates a community choir ‘Rise Up Singing’ and is highly regarded for a strong authentic voice for traditional music.
Keith Preston the group’s songwriter, he is an experienced world music performer and arts project coordinator. He has played and toured internationally and nationally with a range of music groups in SA such as Sikh music group Dya Singh, Bengali music group Shoor Jahan, Afghan, Indian & Pakistani music with Sufi Soul and recently as songwriter/coordinator of the acclaimed Adelaide Songs project.
Shivani Preston is a talented young 18 year old pianist and keyboard player, already highly experienced in music performance for theatre and a very accomplished folk music artist in music and folk-dance. She also plays with acoustic band ‘Fed Peasants’ and is a mainstay of traditional Morris dance group ‘Hot For Joe’
Performances include :
Dunstan Playhouse Harmony Day Concert for Migrant Resource Centre SA
Nexus Arts Umbrella Music Festival Curated performance
The Jade Launch of www.folkmadsa.com website
Wayville Pavillion Whole Body Expo Cultural Festival
Oz Asia Festival 2017 Elder Hall performance for Confucius Institute
Tour Down Under 17/18 Unley Gourmet Gala
Fleurieu Folk Festival 2018 Festival
Wheatsheaf Hotel Songwriter’s Lyricists & Composers venue
Art Gallery of SA Oz Asia Special Event
Oz Asia Festival 2018 Music Concert Series.
The Moonta Street connection for this group is Zhao Liang, the Principal of the School of Chinese Music and Arts based in Moonta Street, Adelaide, the heart of Chinatown. Walking into Nexus, to see Guzheng (Chinese harp) next to an Indian Santoor, electric guitar with pedals, percussion kit, acoustic guitar and electronic keys, one is not quite sure what to expect, either for repertoire or for the sounds on offer. Then to see the line-up of folks on duty – particularly the multi-talented Keith Preston, daughter Shivani, Mary Heath and the effervescent Satomi Ohnishi – a better drummer is hard to find!
In terms of songs, many were Celtic, there was also a quite raucous Greek drinking song. In terms of the sounds, at times we had call and response from Guzheng and Santoor which was a delight to the ears, others with bends of the Guzheng notes being echoed by the tremolo of electric guitar. Mary did a great job with the vocals and general introductions etc.
There is some great local music happening and some of this with unusual instruments! There are also some master instrumentalists crossing several lines into cross cultural collaboration – with some results that will prick your ears up! Clayton Werner –The Clothesline 26th Feb 2017
Moonta Street Contact Details:
Adelaide School of Chinese Music. 86 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000
Facebook – moontastreet
Mobile 0433 213 526