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Aug
27
2017

Janet Seidel – The Girlish Voice is Gone

Janet S

The Australian cabaret singer and pianist Janet Seidel died August 7 after succumbing to cancer at the age of 62. Seidel, who released 18 albums across two decades, enjoyed substantial success overseas as well as in Australia. Her trademark was a girlish voice and her ability to blend the ingenue with the sophisticate. While jazzy […]

Aug
13
2017

Dr G Yunupingu 1971-2017

Dr G

  Surely no Australian singer’s voice was ever so consistently described as “angelic”, “serene”, “otherworldly” or “ethereal” as that of Dr G Yunupingu. Certainly his ability to make his voice seem to float, disembodied in the musical ether, was a massive part of its ability to cast a spell that mesmerised people the world over. […]