“Acapella Female Vocal Group Blends World and Jazz for Trademark Sound”.
This week Australian all female acapella group Coco’s Lunch launch their award winning single Other Plans with their new show of the same name. 21 years and seven albums have flown by for the now five piece vocal band, capped off by taking out the Best Song Composed category of the 2015 Australian A Capella Awards, written by band-member Lisa Young.
The track features a Southern Indian style of singing known as konnakol, a technique Lisa recently completed her PhD in. The song uses intoned and pitched vocal percussion to form melodies, bass lines and rhythmic textures, integrating Western Jazz and Indian Carnatic traditions to produce a depth of sound that is unique, strong and captured skillfully by engineer Hadyn Buxton.
The track progresses through various movements, rising and falling with the lilting layers of some finely trained and stunning female voices. The band features Gabrielle MacGregor, Nicola Eveleigh, Jacqueline Gawler, Emma Gilmartin and of course Lisa Young. “With 8 CD releases, tours in over 13 countries and a swag of awards and nominations under their belts, their songs are sung by choirs and vocal groups around the world and their music has been featured on countless compilation CD’s, short films and TV”.
The sound of female acapella group Coco’s Lunch in their new single Other Plans fits into the realm of the angelic. Rising and falling with the tides, textured by the water and flowing effortlessly through the movements, our ears are caressed by the sonic flowering of naturally crafted and organic musical bliss.
The show of the same name is directed by Noel Jordan of the Edinburgh Childrens Festival and was premiered at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival to outstanding reviews earlier this year. Catch Coco’s lunch busting out their new stuff at Bella Union in Carlton on Thursday the 5th of November, 2015. 8pm for around 30 bucks.