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Genevieve Chadwick

Written by Friday, 07 April 2017 00:34

Genevieve Chadwick and The Stones Throw - Friday 7th April 2017

She looks like an angel.....roars like a lion and plays guitar like a demon!

Smoky and vivacious vocals are set to grace the Yoogali Club when Genevieve Chadwick hits the stage for First Friday Live.

Armed with a gutsy stage presence and outstanding guitar work the extraordinary young performer has the ability to captivate audiences and bring an entire venue to a standstill.
While Genevieve has delivered amazing performances at major Australian festivals including Bluesfest Byron Bay and Thredbo Blues Festival, the gun performer always enjoys returning to the small stage to play to First Friday Live audiences.
“Finding these shows or gigs around the country where people are actually coming out for live original music and listening is super rewarding,” she said.
“You can play a dozen gigs but some of them you can feel like wallpaper but First Friday Live is a gig where you’ve got a listeners audience and an engaged audience and it is an intimate setting…it’s one of the great gigs you’ll find around the place,
“All musicians will tell you the same thing when those gigs come around and they will go back and play many times because they are the good ones.”
Her powerful voice has been likened to the great Janis Joplin and a female John Butler, which Genevieve said is all self-taught and anyone can learn to sing.
“I never got lessons for singing, I just started writing songs because I had melodies in my head and so naturally I just tried singing,” she said.
“I have just tried and figured it out along the way, it’s never too late to learn and I do think everyone has a voice.”
As for guitar, Genevieve said she has been hooked ever since she learned to play her first Nirvana song and growing up in the nineties she enjoyed the likes of Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
“A few years after I first learned how to play the guitar I started to write songs and that led to playing with others and playing gigs and joining bands,” she said.
“It’s like an addiction you just get away from.”
When it comes to writing her own music, Genevieve said there is a real beauty in writing something that can be meaningful to others.
“First and foremost I write for myself, to get something off my chest as a form of expression and a release,” she said.
“The bonus is when other people can relate to it or get something from it and there becomes a connection,
That’s one of the amazing things about performing because there are the moments when you can share something with the audience and they can share something with you, it’s a connection you don’t normally get in life.
Audiences can witness Genevieve’s extraordinary vocals and stage presence on Friday, April 7 at the Yoogali Club for First Friday Live.
Genevieve will be accompanied by her band, The Stones Throw, with Mick Malouf on bass and Dave Fester on drums.