Quinns Baptist College teacher Mel Kay returns with band Liberte for new round of gigs


Quinns Baptist College music teacher Mel Kay is back with her band Liberte at Gargano’s Black Cat Lounge on April 6. Picture: Dana Weeks
Quinns Baptist College music teacher Mel Kay is back with her band Liberte at Gargano’s Black Cat Lounge on April 6. Picture: Dana Weeks

AFTER the success of their Personality Disorder Catalyst gig last year, Mel Kay and Liberte are back to do it all again with a host of new songs.

The re-vamped version of the show has been tailored for a more intimate environment and goes deeper into the subject of healing from trauma, the cycle of abuse and the cause and effects of mental health.

“The intention is to raise awareness of how childhood can have a bittersweet effect on the outlooks we often obtain as adults,” Kay, who is a Quinns Baptist College music teacher, said.

“We will be focusing on healing and acceptance, as well as the issues that surround mental health, instead of focusing solely on the things that can keep people stuck.

“The show is about how our mental state and inner worlds can change our outer realities drastically.

“We hope to create a story, from start to finish, through music that demonstrates the journey of abuse to healing, trauma to recovery and fear to love.”

Since their last show, Kay and the 10-piece Liberte have released a live album online and been collaborating with UK producer Backfall on music that focuses on raising awareness about the cycle of abuse.

Mel Kay and Liberte will be at Gargano’s Black Cat Lounge in Claremont from 7pm on April 6.

Tickets are $20 at www.trybooking.com/358902.

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