Two incredible talents, one unmissable concert: Jo Jo Smith and Khristian Mizzi at The Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo on Saturday 5 September 2020.
About our artists:
More than just a few have said with enthusiasm that “Khristian Mizzi’s songs take them to a place they’d forgotten in themselves”. With a ‘strong yet gentle voice, and an art for weaving beauty and truth into the words of each song, Khristian Mizzi reaches the hearts of his audiences with His performances.
His songs elegantly articulate many contemporary issues Australia and the World are facing today. His award winning songs have been described as ‘captivating’, leaving listeners feeling they have experienced something truly special.
Poetic lyrics, meandering melodies and ‘a voice like a big warm hug’, along with a unique picking style, Mizzi really is a complete artist and is becoming renowned for his intimate performances and thoughtful songs. throughout the country.
Jo Jo Smith is an inspirational performer generous of heart soul and musicality. Coming from a roots base of Soul Blues Funk and Jazz steeped in groove and sprinkled with good humour Jo Jo’s material ruminates on love life and all things real. No one leaves a Jo Jo Performance untouched by her vocal ability and magnetic stage presence.
In 2017 Jo Jo celebrated 50 Years of working in the music industry by doing a cracker 50 Gig tour of Australia organised and arranged by her dear friend and colleague / poet / singer /guitarist Lucie Thorne.
Festivals Jo Jo has played of late include The Mullumbimby Music Festival, Port fairy Folk Festival, Bellow Winter Fest, Bendigo Blues & Roots, Eltham Jazz Festival, Whare Flat Folk Festival, Newstead Folk Festival.
Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start with a door charge $20.
The Old Church on the Hill is located on the corner of Harkness and Russell Streets, Quarry Hill, Bendigo.
The Singer/Songwriter Showcase events, staged at the Old Church by the Bendigo Blues & Roots – Volunteers & Crew on a semi-regular basis, are an opportunity to enjoy a “House Concert vibe” in a public venue. The door charge is kept as low as possible (with under 12s free) and, although drinks are available for sale, the focus is on THE MUSIC. If your conversation is more important to you than other people’s enjoyment of the artists’ performance, please take it outside.
Proceeds from drink sales go to supporting the Old Church crew and their many worthy initiatives.
We look forward to your company for an intimate concert experience like you’ve likely never experienced before.