SOUND OF YOUR TOWN by Mama Kin Spender
This soulful collaboration will unearth and renew your town’s passion for music and connection through community and voice. ARIA-nominated Mama Kin, producer Tommy Dingo’ Spender, Choir Master Virginia Bott and your local choir will share a residency and live performance experience to create the Sound of Your Town.
Mama Kin Spender’s songs rattle, roll and tremble, from block party to heart rending ballad. With a sound that is as raw as it is joyful, Mama Kin Spender is an openhearted burst of sincerity, wonder and adventure.
This once-in-a-lifetime experience is unmissable for music fans, local choirs and their families! Sound of Your Town will take your town’s passion for music, storytelling and community to new heights through this joyous collaborative experience.
From the mouth of Margaret River, WA (Wadandi Boodja) to Victoria’s rugged Mornington Peninsula (Bunurong and Boonwurung country), Mama Kin Spender is a rattle and hum call across the desert plains. An ARIA-nominated duo of mischief-makers, MKS is Mama Kin (aka Danielle Caruana), a storyteller and dream weaver with a penchant for soul-baring; and Dingo Spender, a producer and songman with remarkable instrumental dexterity.
Long-time friends and collaborators, MKS combine drums, percussion and blistering guitar with lightning arrangements underpinned by harmonies that shimmer and smoulder. Exploring life’s joys, bruises, stretch marks and scars, MKS possess a lyrical depth that pushes us to our far-flung edges. With two releases under their belts, including ARIA-nominated Golden Magnetic and Are You Listening?, a journey through grief, rage, reflection and arrival, MKS delve into life’s complexities with vigour.
Wholeheartedly committed to community, gathering local choirs to join their chorus wherever they roam, MKS is an openhearted burst of sincerity, wonder and adventure. Their connection is primal, breathing soul and vitality into every space they inhabit. From the songwriting craft to the beats and beaming choir, MKS will leave you clutching at your chest while stomping and howling.
Touring window: August & October/November
Fee: $4,425 + $500 for technical equipment + GST
Artform: Music, Community Engagement
Ideal for: Local choirs and their families, musicians & music lovers, couples, seniors