This is a co-led project by vocalist Merinda Dias-Jayasinha and guitarist Matt Hoyne who bring a collection of their favourite songs and favourite friends to play a night of music at their favourite venue! Featuring an eclectic mix of music from throughout the ages, this group will perform classics from the American songbook as well as choice covers of artists like Joni Mitchell, Rufus Wainwright and Paul Simon. Joined by some of Melbourne’s finest young improvisers, this will be a memorable night of music for all.
Merinda Dias-Jayasinha (she/her) is a creative artist and musician whose practice explores heartfelt and lyrical storytelling, genre-blurring compositions and the melodic and textural potential of the voice. Born and raised in Meanjin with Sri Lankan/Australian heritage, Dias-Jayasinha explores her artistry, impressive vocal ability, and versatility through a number of ensembles and projects and delights in collaboration, connection, and community.