MEL Kay featuring Liberté (pronounced “Libert-ae”) are back for a gig at the Ellington Jazz Club on April 10 – and ready to target the theme of dysfunction as part of their two-hour set.
“Each song relates to the pressures and problems we build internally in ourselves and externally through our lives here on Earth,” Kay said.
“The songs are all original and focus on personality disorders, emotional abuse, loss, love and the in-between.
“This gig will reflect them in a story-type fashion – we’re aiming to make each set into a story of personal progression and growth through the hardships of being through these states of being.
“The aim isn’t to promote these things but to show the effect they can have on those around us and on our worth as humans.”
Six months ago, 22-year-old Kay launched the singles Feel Alright and Upside Down Town with her 10-piece band Liberté, scoring local commercial airplay, performances on Foxtel and airplay in New York, Tokyo, Rio, Berlin, York (UK), South Carolina and South Africa, as well as the eastern states.
Inspired by The Browhorn Orchestra, Lorde, Regina Spektor and Kate Miller-Heidke, the band’s sound is a mix of funk, pop and indie music.
Mel Kay featuring Liberté plays at 7pm April 10 at the Ellington Jazz Club. Tickets are $15 seated, $10 standing – book at www.ellingtonjazz.com.au/event/mel-kay-liberte.
The Ellington Jazz Club is at 191 Beaufort Street, Perth (just north of Newcastle Street).