Free and loose. Special guests, special treatments of songs you know, and others you've never heard played like that (in a good way)
Zerafina Zara is the queen of soulful, lyrical roots-rock music. She sounds like Dusty Springfield and Joni Mitchell having a late-night jam in a whisky-bar.
She performs blues, jazz and soul around the world, (and around Melbourne)
She is also a songwriter, and her well-received debut album attracted some attention, like the following:
Zerafina is one of Australia's most talented & poetic singer-songwriters, inspiring the cream of Australia’s top musicians; from Paul Kelly and Pete Murray’s band, to play on her latest CD Waiting for the Rain. more...
Zerafina has created an album of finely crafted, soulful songs. Her creative force has been shaped with inspirational production by Peter Luscombe(Paul Kelly, Rockwiz), and mentoring by U.S. songwriting guru Pat Pattison (John Mayer, Gillian Welch,) and Steve Seskin
The album has already attracted comparisons to k.d. lang and Lucinda Williams. Music luminaries fill the track listing credits, with Jonathon Zion (Pete Murray) and Bill McDonald (Paul Kelly, Neneh Cherry) notable contributors to bass duties.
Zerafina shines playing guitar, piano and brings her stunning, soaring vocals to her self-penned tracks.
Here are some previews of the live tracks we recorded at the album launch. If you were there and whooping loudly, you just might hear yourself...