Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival 2017
Kathleen Halloran guitar, Kim May bass, Darryn Farrugia drums
Two Birds Brewing, 3pm-5pm, November 26, 2017
What a wonderful venue for a Sunday afternoon gig.
Despite living in Melbourne’s western suburbs for many years I have never made it to Two Birds Brewing in Spotswood. On this occasion I was busy cleaning and moving furniture and could only catch the last few pieces by this trio, but the music and the venue made me want to return. The trio played original compositions by Kathleen Halloran and the other band members, Kim May on bass and Darryn Farrugia on drums.
In the performance space, where patrons can enjoy food and the excellent array of Two Birds brews, including Double Sunset, there is a large mural featuring the West Gate Bridge.
Halloran is a guitarist based in Melbourne. At 22, she has over six years’ experience as a working musician, including professional music theatre and also international work with Broadway vocalist Brad Little.
She has performed alongside Australian artists including Kate Ceberano, Kate Miller Heidke, Tim Rogers, Tex Perkins, Jen Cloher and Harry Angus (Cat Empire).
Halloran will perform again in the MWIJF at The Jazzlab on Sunday, December 3 with SPIRE ensemble. The second set will feature Girls Do Jazz.
Below are a few images from this free concert.