|Sunday 17 July 2016 @ 02:00pm : -
Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan
Vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentalist and looping beatboxing songwriter Mal sings his brain provoking songs using all sorts of vocal techniques, guitar, mbira, slide trumpet, trombone, chromatic harmonica and a loop recording pedal called Derek. And Kylie (who's played with Orchestra Victoria and the likes of Stevie Wonder and Barry White!) provides violin and voice in a perfect balance to Mal's nutsness. Their arrangements are intricate and playful. Imagine Einstein, Dr Seuss and Paganini making pancakes.
"Terribly clever....I haven't heard lyrics like that since Cole Porter" ~ Phillip Adams (ABC radio).
"I didn't know beatboxing could be so musical" ~ Mark Holden
"Cute songs" ~ Kaz Cooke.
"Gosh, to imply a sharp nine chord with only 3 voices... that's brilliant arranging!" ~ Simon Jeffes (Penguin Cafe Orchestra).
"That was great. I wish you'd played more, though I can understand why you didn't" ~ Crystal Wilkenson (nee Bailey) at a pub gig in Tamworth (Australia's country music capital).
"You have an amazing voice, but we don't like your kind of music here" ~ High school student in Ceduna, South Australia.
"Nah Man, you sound like Stevie Wonder" ~ Vince Jones (just after I'd sung "Kimba the White Lion").
"Gee, and I thought I did weird shit with my voice!" ~ Julian of the Mighty Boosh
"I'm just off to buy your CD...are you sure you want to swap?" ~ Rory McLeod. We did a swap... of course!
"Is he alright? He sounded a bit like a chook" ~ Elderly Sydney ABC radio listener.
"You're a freak" ~ Ani DiFranco, after I did a support for her at Port Fairy Folk Festival 1998.
"Like a cross between Ella Fitzgerald and Bobby McFerrin" ~ Monica Trapaga (Play School and stuff)