House Concert @ Dover Gardens -

Jo Jo Smith & Tracey Roberts

JoJo Smith is one of Australia’s greatest musical treasures, an inspirational performer who takes her audiences on a lyrical, musically diverse journey of blues, soul, funk, R&B, Latin and jazz. Her own songs are a tour de force and along with a unique interpretation of a small, select group of covers, JoJo’s status as one of Australia’s best singer/songwriters is confirmed. She has performed with some of the cream of Australian music royalty (Renee Geyer, Marcia Hines, Olivia Newton-John) and has several albums under her belt. Last year JoJo toured Australia doing 50 gigs, celebrating 50 years of performing.

Tracey Roberts one of those rare breeds of singer/songwriter-pianists whose emotive and stylish performances consistently hold audiences spellbound. Along with a clear, dynamic vocal range, her sensitive piano playing and richly poetic lyrics combine with melodic arrangements to create beautiful, original songs. There’s always some surprising quirky cabaret stuff with spontaneous anecdotes and commentary thrown into the mix … The music is a fusion of adult-contemporary, jazz-infused soul, pop and folk, with hints of blues, classical and Celtic influences. An entertaining, class act.

“I was blown away by JoJo Smith. I have never seen anything like the show I saw at Mullum Music Fest.” – Ash Grunwald

“Tracey Roberts is one incredible act.” – Castlemaine Jazz Festival

120 min