Here’s a clip filmed by Cloe Veryard of myself and my fellow Songbirds of Childers singing my anthem ‘Woman’ at the beautiful Vintners Secret Winery in July!
One of my memorable community projects with my great friend Roz Pappalardo was to head up to the Childers region to co-write a bunch of songs with the amazing women you’ll see in this video… here’s the girls and I singing my signature song ‘Woman’ at the most amazing vineyard you could ever visit, Vintners Secret in Childers!
While I was still living in Bundaberg, up on the Hummock overlooking the amazing farms and the ocean, I asked my talented friend and housemate Alasdair to take some pics of me on the back deck…. and here they are! I’m a bit confronted by photos of myself that are so detailed and I may have softened the light a little… haha… the joys of aging gracefully!
So here we are doing our thing out in the gorgeous Winton… well it’s ideal except for the plague proportioned flies in the day time and stink bugs at night 🙂
But at least we have a bunch of super talented, enthusiastic, amazing young people who are eagerly creating videos and music and photography for National Youth Week and we are super proud!
Gotta love my job !
Here’s the facebook feeds and journey of our amazing songwriting workshop!
Pre-Project Radio Interview with ABC Wide Bay
Creative Regions (funded by ‘We Are Queensland’ and the ‘Tim Fairfax Family Foundation’ – The ‘Songbirds of Childers’ project, a FREE singer/songwriter workshop for women in the Childers and Surrounding areas kicks off tmrw. We were live with David on ABC Wide Bay this morning at 7:15am where the talented Melinda J Wells Musicand her daughter Bree entertained listeners. The Australian Regional Voices is an exciting initiative as part of the WOW Australia Festival!! — with Bree Wells and Melinda J Wells.
Talented songwriter/musicians Melinda Wells and Roz Pappalardo working with local women to create their own songs. The results were incredible ! — withMelinda J Wells and Roz Pappalardo & the Wayward Gentlemen at Vintner’s Secret Vineyard.
What another fantastic afternoon being able to hang with the beautiful and talented Melinda J Wells and Roz Pappalardo. To hear the songs that they create from the words of the talented ladies who are doing the writers workshop. WOW.
I am so glad l did not chicken out . . Kudos to Creative Regions for making it possible .. # feeling inspired — with Melinda J Wells.
Have had such an amazing opportunity to participate in Creative Regions; Childers song writing/singing program. Thank-you Marianne Lethbridge for coming up with beautiful lyrics for our song “Shinning Girl” and Melinda J Wellsand Roz Pappalardo- such beautiful people with amazing musical abilities and creativity 💜
Feeling the love of the sisterhood . What an afternoon @ Creative Regions Songbirds of Childers performance . We could not have done it without you❤. Thank you Di, Melinda and Roz.. — withMelinda J Wells, Di Wills (requested tag) and Roz Pappalardo.
Our wonderful weekend of workshops continued on Friday and Saturday and we’ve managed 10 songs over 4 days with 15 women and young girls!! ❤️❤️❤️
Creative Regions Ltd Wow Australia Melinda J Wells Music
The ABC interview went very well my song was played to over 20,000 listeners. Melinda J Wells was just great. Hope you all heard and will follow her progress. Im just so excited that this is happening what an opportunity. .xx (Helen)
Billy Healy’s Wide Bay Today.
The Songbirds of Childers Melinda and Helen on WBT this morning with their original song “Bones”. So freekin’ good!
What a busy month, sang at a wedding with my gorgeous family, performed my original songs at an art exhibition, Christmas carols at IWC Bundaberg, carols and balloons at Lighthouse Hotel Burnett Heads and a couple of lovely sets at Rick’s Bargara…..
Then had a few days at Woodford Folk Festival to end the year!