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May 8, 2021

Lil’ Fi is big dynamo

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Lil’ Fi and The Jelly Rollers, Tweed Valley Jazz Club, Friday

Lil’ Fi is a dynamic entertainer with a unique songwriting style. Calling on her musical heritage of the classic women’s blues era, it was early on that she discovered (much to her surprise) that she is not a black American from the deep south; instead she is a white gal from the shores of Queensland’s sugarcane country. Hence the drive to write her own take on life and her observations of it. Eighteen years later she is still proudly performing her original music. Nothing compares to the feelgood energy of Lil’ Fi. She genuinely believes in the healing power of music and this is very evident in all of Lil’ Fi’s shows.

Lil’ Fi has always played with the finest musicians around. Lil’ Fi with The Jelly Rollers feature lots of Lil’ Fi’s old favourite 1920s-style early classic blues and some songs from the Hendricks, Hawkins, Bevan live at Newport Jazz Festival 1963 album. Some of her achievements include five times Best Female Vocalist-Australian Blues Music Awards, seven independently produced albums and eight compilations, programmed the Blues Venue at Woodford Folk Festival 1996–2001, convenor of Brisbane’s Ladies Sing the Blues festivals and opened for blues royalty BB King on his last two visits to Australia. Lil’ Fi is always lots of fun.

Lil’ Fi and The Jelly Rollers are getting all jazzed up at the Tweed Valley Jazz Club at the Condong Bowling Club on Friday.


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