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Gospel Belles

10.00am-11.30am, Sunday 5th November 2017, Holy Trinity Cathedral
12.30pm-1.30pm, Sunday 5th November 2017 Merriwa Park Blues Marquee

Award-winning Australian blues and gospel singer Kerri Simpson, with Kelly Auty, Marisa Quigley and Diana Wolfe, created the Gospel Belles in 2006 to perform swinging interpretations of their favourite gospel and blues songs in the African-American tradition.
This vocal ensemble (with guest Tim Neal) combines these outstanding singers and big personalities, and the result is a musical treat—with charm galore and more than a dash of dry wit thrown in. The Belles renowned for their power-packed vocals, earthy humour and captivating stage shows. They deliver classic gospel and blues songs, and their interpretations of the genre are uplifting, authentic and, on occasion, ever-so-slightly irreverent.

Their eponymous debut EP was voted in the Top 10 Albums of 2011 in the annual Rhythms Magazine Writer’s Poll.

  • Kerri Simpson (vocals, guitar)
  • Diana Wolfe (vocals)
  • Kelly Auty (vocals)
  • Marisa Quigley (vocals)
  • Dean Addison (bass)
  • Mark Grunden (drums)
  • Tim Neal (keyboard)
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