Hosted by Gorgi Coghlan, this episode features four powerhouse performers – Jude Perl, Fem Belling, Alinta Chidzey, and Casey Donovan.
Jude Perl is a four-time Green Room Award-winning composer, singer, comedian and cabaret artist, who presents ‘hilarious and painfully spot on observations’ (Plus Ones) mixed with ‘insanely clever and comical songwriting’ (Melbourne Observer).
Fem Belling is an award-winning jazz vocalist and violinist. Winner of 5 FNB Vita Theatre Awards and a Best Show Olivier Award, Fem has made a name for herself as a jazz vocalist and violinist in the Melbourne Jazz scene. As leading lady in London’s West End, Fem starred in Hairspray, Fame, and Footloose, just to name a few.
Star of the recent hit production Chicago, Alinta Chidzey is one of Australia’s great triple-threat leading ladies of musical theatre. She is also well known for her portrayal of Anita in West Side Story, which saw her nominated for several awards, including the Helpmann, Green Room and Sydney Theatre Awards.
And, the youngest ever winner of Australian Idol, Casey Donovan has won multiple music awards, including an ARIA No 1 Award, and three Deadly Awards. A multi-talented singer, songwriter, artist, author, actor and performer, Casey also recently wowed audiences when she appeared alongside Alinta in Chicago as Mama Morton.
Jude, Fem, Alinta and Casey have all been living through Melbourne’s recent lockdowns. They’ve come together especially for Sound Mind to perform this very special piece written by Jude Perl. Jude originally wrote and performed this song as a solo number for the film Embrace.