Margret RoadKnight Official Website
PERFORMANCE  OPTIONS
that showcase the versatility of Margret RoadKnight

 

FESTIVALS - Arts, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Gospel, Singers', Women's, ....

CONCERTS - Solo or with other acts, self-accompanied or with backing musicians, wide-ranging repertoire or thematic program, in small clubs or large concert halls,
                and in her current favourite format ......

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Having recently enjoyed doing Solo, Acoustic
HOUSE ('Salon') CONCERTS
in Paris, Dublin, Taranaki, Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, Brisbane and Canberra, Margret will discuss the possibility of such a program at your house if you have an indoor area large enough for 35-70 seated people. (click here for contact page)
Experience Margret's amazingly powerful and soulful songs and voices (yes, plural), along with her guitar, kalimba, kazoo, anecdotes, perhaps percussion and the odd poem, and of course the renowned humour and 'bits of business'', in an intimate setting where she seems even taller than her 6'3" !!

 

SHOWS - * "Adjusting the RearView Mirror" - "...fetching and witty stuff with lots of self-parody... a reminder of RoadKnight's gift for heartfelt blues-spiritual pieces... what emerged, as shown in that wild applause, was a hip-duo trip" (Courier Mail).
mrTravel with Margret (and versatile accompanist Bruce McNicol) on her bio-musical journey, a stageshow celebration marking four plus decades of her multi-faceted career which started in Melbourne's early '60s folk scene and took her around the globe. Margret looks back from her '90s and '00s perspective on a wildly eclectic musical gumbo held together by the outstanding RoadKnight voice and lyrics notable for their wit and substance (Musica Viva) - Classic blues, West African kora, social satire, acappella, '50s pop, "Girls In Our Town", Bulgarian choral, Gospel, bawdy cabaret, Celtic airs, contemporary jazz, etc., and newly commissioned songs by John Shortis on the vagaries of the music business.
BTW, you can sample this "display of dazzling virtuosity...achieved by sheer presence and giving each piece her own imprimatur" (Muse, Canberra) by CLICKING HERE

In addition:   Offering programming options and emphases,
Margret has developed four 1-hour, 2-hander shows focusing on the repertoire of favoured writers and performers:

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1.
"Robeson Keeps Rolling Along" - the songs & life & times of Paul Robeson. ... Margret accompanied by Brisbane pianist Sue Porter

                  (see Links page for more on Paul Robeson)
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2. "From Way Up Here"    - the life & songs of her late friend Malvina 'Little Boxes' Reynolds
             Margret solo or accompanied by Brisbane pianist Sue Porter

               (see Links page for more on Malvina)
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with Sue Porter

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3. "Sweet F.A."
 -   songs of Dillie Keane and Adele Anderson from UK cabaret group Fascinating Aida.
     Margret accompanied by Brisbane pianist Sue Porter

          (see Links page for more on Fascinating Aida)

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4. "The Long & the Shortis"  
- from the pen of her very favourite Australian songwriter, John Shortis.
      Margret accompanied by  Brisbane pianist Sue Porter
                             (see Links page for more on John Shortis)
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5. "Tribute to the Blues Mamas"
    Margret & Lil' Fi in the hit of the 2007 Adelaide Cabaret Festival
        
      "Really enjoying your live CD ...You are GREAT together!"
                                          (Barbara Dane, original Blues Mama)


                   A soulful & sassy show dedicated to the finest exponents of women's blues.
"...this knock-'em-dead show - the gutsy talent of famous and less well-known Mothers of the Blues
interpreted by the powerful throaty voices of Australia's best proponents of the form" {StageDiary, 2006)
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6. "Voices of Experience"
  - Margret with Jeannie Lewis & Judy Jacques
     Stunning vocals and a glimpse into Australia's rich musical history.
     
       'Now that's a show I'd pay big bucks to see!'
                   - Greg Quill, Senior Arts Writer, TORONTO STAR
                     (2nd largest North American daily)
Needless to say, Margret can also tailor a program of appropriate songs for
Seminars, conferences, launches, celebration dinners, etc..
Solo ("have guitar, will travel") or with accompanying musicians.
Reasonable rates, reasonable technical requirements.
Most important prerequisite - expectation of an attentive audience!

So, to enquire about booking Margret for any of the above, Contact page
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