Join us at sunset on Cockatoo Island for some of Sydney’s best home-grown music. Relax as a selection of Australia’s top underground artists share their stories of life, love, loss and laughs through intimate songs and story-telling.
5pm - 5:50pm BILLIE McCARTHY | SOLO
6:10pm - 7pm MARY HEART | DUO
Fat, funny and born to sing Billie McCarthy is a country girl who took the jazz bus to the city and had a dirty love affair in a back lane with neo soul.
A smoky brew of jazz diva, soul songstress and folk balladeer, Billie McCarthy’s style and musicality is reminiscent of Billie Holiday, Joni Mitchell, Blossom Dearie and Jill Scott.
The result is soulful, edgy and intimate music, which transfixes the audience with Billie's poetry, passion and presence.
She may be a country girl at heart but Billie McCarthy has performed all over the World at events such as Java Soul Nation Festival (Indonesia), Groovin' The Moo, Sakifo (Reunion Island), Bluesfest, Brisbane Festival, CMJ (New York), Listen Out, Splendour In The Grass, Culture Collide (Los Angeles) and Sydney Festival.
Mary Heart has established herself as one of Australia’s favourite jazz musicians. As well as performing your favourite jazz and 50’s rock ’n’ roll classics, Mary Heart interprets the popular music of today in a retro style. She has pop instincts with a jazz tone, breaking down genres blending the old with the new.