String Sessions with Jessie Gordon & Phil Walleystack
6 October - 6 October 2022
String Sessions featuring Jessie Gordon and Phil Walleystack is a brand-new concept that puts WA’s leading singer-songwriters together with a lush strings section, hosted by Perthonality Blake Williams, for an evening of stories, songs and symphony strings at The Rechabite Hall in Northbridge on Thursday 6th October! Think Jools Holland meets Graham Norton meets Concert.
Corporate hospitality available – call us on 9384 5060
About the Artists:
– Perth Symphony Orchestra is the orchestra that breaks the rules – playing Metallica to Mozart and everything in between. PSO musicians are some of WA’s most talented orchestral musicians. Many have held principal player positions with Australia’s State Symphony Orchestras. Alongside these experienced musicians sit the cream of WA’s younger players. The combination of youthful talent with experience and musicianship is what gives PSO its unique sound and energy.
– Jessie Gordon is a very sun-shy Perth red-headed jazz singer who enjoys swing music, dancing in her kitchen to Otis Redding, eating cheese at any given opportunity and singing in the shower and every other (shaded) venue. Her main musical passions are jazz, blues and roots music. She started singing professionally at the age of 15 and has fronted big bands, jazz duos and every sized band in-between. She has toured Australia, America, South East Asia, Germany, France, Spain, Poland and the UK. She is also a 20-time Fringe World Music and Cabaret Award winner.
– Singer-songwriter Phil Walley-Stack is a Noongar man raised in Country Western Australia. Phil has been performing since he was a child and is an accomplished performing artist, musician, dancer and author. Phil has traditional connections to Whadjuk, Yued, Ballardong and Wardarndi language groups.
Phil studied at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and at the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Academy (NAISDA). It was here Phil was introduced to many forms of dance and music, from traditional Aboriginal songs and dance from all over Australia to modern contemporary Jazz, Ballet and Tap. Since leaving NAISDA Phil has shared the stage with many different cultures. From this experience, he has created his unique sound influenced by Jazz, Rock, Hip Hop and his CULTURE. From here he created his first album “Strong”, a fully costumed stage show of the same name based around the album.
– Blake Williams is a Perth musician, actor, media personality, MC and voice-over artist. For a decade Blake has been heard on Perth’s #1 radio station, mix94.5 and is a regular contributor to ABC720, 6PR and Channel 9. Blake’s friendly, youthful yet professional presenting style has afforded him many varied MC engagements including hosting large-scale concerts with Zaccaria Events to black tie gala balls for various corporate awards nights.