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Coco's Lunch

Coco's Lunch


Renowned for their extraordinary song-writing, skin-tight vocal harmonies and stunning live performances, Coco's Lunch have long been recognised as award-winning pioneers in the composition of innovative Australian vocal music. Featuring Melbourne singer/percussionists Gabrielle MacGregor, Lisa Young, Sue Johnson, Nicola Eveleigh and Jacqueline Gawler, Coco's Lunch has spent over 15 years winning the hearts of audiences across Australia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Laos, Taiwan, Germany, Austria, France, New Zealand & Canada. Coco's Lunch perform worldwide for both adults and children, and in 2007 released their 6th album Blueprint to critical acclaim and an Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) nomination for BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM. In the same year they received an ARIA NOMINATION for BEST CHILDREN'S ALBUM for their CD Rat Trap Snap!

In 2010 Coco's Lunch were invited to represent Australia as one of 12 vocal ensembles from around the globe to perform at the 2010 Polyfollia 4th World Choral Showcase in FRANCE, performing in front of over 100 international festival directors as well as conducting workshops for amateur choirs & festival delegates - translated into French. They were a headline act at the 2006 Taipei International Choral Festival in Taiwan where they performed at the Taipei National Concert Hall, and also the 2005 Vancouver International Festival, where their concert at the University of British Columbia received repeat national broadcasts by the Canadian Broadcasting Commission.

In 2009 Coco's Lunch received a return invitation to MusicFest Vancouver and were the first ensemble to be invited back to the Sydney Opera House Utzon Music Series in consecutive years (2008 & 2009). In 2008 Coco's Lunch were also invited to perform at Telstra Dome for the Days In The Dioceses Commissioning Mass celebration in front of a 40,000 strong audience. In 2003 the quintet scored BEST FOLK/WORLD SONG (Thulele Mama Ya - Lisa Young) and received Runner Up BEST FOLK/WORLD ALBUM (A Whole New Way of Getting Dressed) in the USA Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards. Their CD Invisible Rhythm was a finalist for Best Album in the 2000 Australian World Music Awards, and the group was also nominated for 2 APRA music awards.

Coco's Lunch has toured throughout Australia and Asia with Musica Viva Australia since 1994 and represented Australian contemporary music in Singapore and Laos in the lead up to the 2000 Sydney Olympics. They have collaborated with Stephen Leek's Australian Voices, and in 2008 were commissioned to write a new work for the ensemble. The award-winning music of Coco's Lunch has been featured on countless compilation albums, anthologies, short films, ads and documentaries. Sheet music for their original songs is purchased and performed by choirs and vocal ensembles around the world.

Coco's Lunch for Kids are a hit onstage at children's festivals around Australia, including repeat sell-out seasons at Sydney Opera House for 6 years and magical theatre shows for New Zealand's Capital E Festival, Queensland Performing Arts Centre's Out Of the Box Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre, Brisbane Powerhouse, Victorian Arts Centre and repeat shows for the Famous Spiegeltent - all directed by Vanessa Chappell. Their albums for children Wally Wombat Shuffle and Rat Trap Snap! were released to outstanding reviews by media and music educators, and are used as educational resources in classrooms throughout Australia.


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Coco's Lunch : A Whole New Way Of Getting Dressed    onsale

Review: The five young women singers who call themselves Coco's Lunch have got rhythm, they've got music, and they've got that swing (the kind that it don't mean a thing if you ain't got it)! For the five years they've been together they've built a reputation as one of Australia's most outstanding and innovative a cappella groups. They weave earthy songs with driving (non-vocal) percussion (and there is your odd flute passage), drawing on the sounds of the world in a distinctly Australian way. "Dressed" is Coco's third CD, following "Invisible Rhythm" and "Wally Wombat Shuffle." The Songs (all written and/or composed by group members) are: "Shine," "Thulele Mama Ya," "Nature's Vanishing Points," "All The Wild Wonders," "A Whole New Way," "Fly Away," "Shifting Time," "Sleepless," "Night Reserviert," "Unity" and "Sister My Sister." The words, all included on the nice-looking liner notes, are moving poems of freedom, love and wildness. "Dressed" is a fun, refreshing, toe-tapper of a CD that satisfies on many levels!

Songlist: Shine, Thulele Mama Ya, Nature's Vanishing Points, All the Wild Wonders, A Whole New Way of Getting Dressed, Fly Away, Shifting Time, Sleepless, Nicht Reserviet, Unity, Sister My Sister

6791c | 1 CD | $9.95 | Primarily a cappella World Music CDs

Coco's Lunch : Rat Trap Snap : 1 CD : 

Coco's Lunch : Rat Trap Snap

Review: Australia's hottest and most innovative all-woman a cappella quintet Coco's Lunch are dedicated to composing and performing original and inspiring music, and they succeed with relish on "Rat Trap Snap!" These 14 group-written and composed songs are clever, jazzy, catchy and fun. Check out the faux horns on the bouncy "Let's Dance," tap your feet to the rhythmic, saucy salsa tune "Fire" and soaring "Away" ( both with non-vocal percussion), enjoy the silly, jazzy "Little Miss Muffet," the McFerrinesque "Nip," and the highly instructional "Baby in Her Belly." "I Sweep My Feet" enters the mind of a precocious child, "Nowhere Train" rolls on a vocal percussion track, and "Rain" and the title tune are surreal romps. "Snap" is a refreshing, surprising joy.

Songlist: Rat Trap Snap, Everybody Let's Dance, Fire, Little Miss Muffet, An Alien, At My Table, Nip, Baby In Her Belly, Away, I Sweep My Feet, Oh When The Saints, Nowhere Train, Kookaburra, Rain, A Frog, In My Throat

9870c | 1 CD | $9.98 | A Cappella Kids Music

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