In association with Musica Viva's Regional Concerts Program, multi-award-winning a cappella group Coco's Lunch will bring their latest show, 'Other Plans', to Orange Regional Conservatorium on Friday.
This iconic a cappella quintet, comprising of Lisa Young, Jacqueline Gawler, Nicola Eveleigh, Gabrielle Macgregor and Emma Gilmartin, brings distinctive warmth and flair to their all-original repertoire, with vocal harmonies and heartfelt lyrics.
Including their new single by the same name, 'Other Plans' features the art form of South Indian konnakol, or vocal percussion, in a vibrant showcase of harmonies.
VIDEO: Coco's Lunch performing 'Other Plans' ...
In addition to their new creation, Coco's Lunch will bring their distinctive energy and flair to well-loved songs from their previous albums 'Blueprint', which snared a nomination in the Best World Music Album category at the 2007 ARIA Music Awards, and 'A Whole New Way of Getting Dressed'.
"The experience of interlocking five voices in a beautifully crafted mesh of rhythmic vocal percussion is quite something,' group member Jacqueline Gawler said.
According to Gawler, the audience can expect "a kaleidoscope of sounds and vocal texture, drawing influences from as far as West Africa, and Central and Southern India, infusing the scat language of contemporary jazz, vocal improvisation, percussion and lush harmony".
Many of our favourite concerts have been in remote and regional areas ... we find audiences to be receptive and open to hearing new sounds.- Coco's Lunch member Jacqueline Gawler
The group are always thrilled at the opportunity to perform regionally, outside of their immediate performance circuits and in close-knit communities.
"Many of our favourite concerts have been in remote and regional areas," Gawler said.
"It is special playing to fresh ears. We find audiences to be receptive and open to hearing new sounds.
"We also love having a chat after our concerts and connecting with the local community."
Coco's Lunch will perform at 6pm on Friday at Orange Regional Conservatorium, which is located at 73A Hill Street.
For tickets and further information about the performance head to www.orangecon.org.au/events.
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