Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, Sidewinder (arvo)


3:00 pmSunday, 28 August 2022


Memo Music Hall

88 Acland St, St Kilda VIC 3182

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“There is not much you can say about the creative output of Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier that hasn’t already been said: Blessed with an angelic voice, deft at lyrical wordplay and armed with a seemingly inexhaustive melody well, Conway – and partner Zygier – create songs which become best friends for life”. Daily Telegraph

“If Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen delivered an album with songs as good as these, the critical response would be rapturous. Conway and Zygier deserve no less.” Courier Mail

“Some of the most engaging songs I’ve ever heard from Deborah & Willy. Some of the music makes the little hairs on my neck and arms stand at attention. That doesn’t happen often”. Bill Riner, Network, Music Programmer, ABC

“Conway and Zygier seem to have enveloped an intimate, down-home, folk-blues sound that’s deeply relatable. The songs tend to wrap around you, like a favourite throw, or big, old jumper does, as you curl-up on the couch with your favourite melancholic thoughts.” J-Wire


Sidewinder is a group of Melbourne’s finest studio and jazz musicians who have collaborated to play some of the best music recorded on the Blue Note record lable. Sidewinder plays tunes by composers and musicians such as Lee Morgan, Bobby Timmons, Wayne Shorter, Art Blakey and many more. Sidewinder honours the tradition of compositions and arrangements for 3 horns and a 3 piece rhythm section to create a full “big band” sound.

Sidewinder is:

Alex Howroyd – trumpet
Robert Simone – alto sax
Dean Hilson – tenor sax
Mark Fitzgibbon – piano
Jordan Tarento – bass
Darryn Farrugia – drums

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