Meet the lovechild of Jon Hendricks, Tom Jobim and Eva Cassidy.
Sydney-based singers Michaela Leisk, Keara Donohoe and Simon Masterton make up close harmony vocal trio Midnight Avenue. With help from versatile pianist Benjamin Burton they offer audiences a jazz-flavoured, folk-infused, finger-snapping cocktail that celebrates some of the greatest vocal music of the 20th century.
The group draws its musical influences from far and wide but weaves them together through their smooth blend, tight rhythmic precision and sparky delivery. From the rapid-fire vocalese of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross to the lilting melodies of Tom Jobim; from the magnificent lyrics and blues sensibility of Harold Arlen to a radical reinvention of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Mikado, Midnight Avenue offers verve, sophistication and a sense of fun.