Sweethearts Party is back! Their all ages annual major fundraiser is coming to Palais Geelong for a night of great music including silent auctions & raffles.
Sweethearts give a refreshing take on modern, classic & neo soul. This all-female soul band has won over audiences on the worlds best stages including return appearances at Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vienne & Porretta Soul Festival!
Audiences can expect new original work from a range of Sweethearts songwriters, as well as inspired adaptions of other songs ranging from 60’s R&B to Modern Funk and Soul.
Sweethearts strive to break the expectations and limitations placed on young women with an electrifying stage show that demands your attention. From sizzling guitar solos to vocal tones that will literally stop you in your tracks, experience Sweethearts for yourself to see what artists around the world are talking about.
“Sweethearts will always be welcome at Montreux Jazz Festival.” Claudia Regolatti, Festival Programmer.
“There is nothing like this band in the world. These girls need to be heard.” Bernard Purdie, Drumming legend, USA.
“Sweethearts are keeping the music of Soul alive, and I feel confident that it’s in great hands” Vivian Sessoms, Michael Jackson Backing Vocalist, USA.
The Sweethearts Foundation Inc. was formed to run the Sweethearts & Young Hearts program and band. Sweethearts offers young women in regional Victoria extensive professional music industry opportunities in a space where historically women have been underrepresented.
Real gigs, International festival performances, collaborative mentoring with artists and a platform for songwriting and creativity. Their program has helped kick start the careers of many artists including Alice Ivy, Imogen Brough, Janeva Burrill, Georgia Van Etten, Bec Goring & Jess Ellwood.
Ella Joan makes soothing music, experimenting with all the instruments and genres she can muster from spacious folk guitar to angsty drums and jazzy rhythms. She tells unique stories through her composition and her voice, with deep and thoughtful lyrics and soul-bearing, warm vocals. Toying with ideas like the tribulations of adolescence, a sense of home and comfort, global issues and big feelings.