Staged for Queensland Music Festival 2017, Songs That Made Me once again brought together Australian powerhouses Deborah Conway, Clare Bowditch and Hannah Macklin for the closing night of WOW at Festival 2018.
Featuring voices from across the diverse Commonwealth of Nations, they were joined by Fiji’s “Queen of Pop” Laisa Lualala Vulakoro, ShoShona Kish from Juno Award winning Canadian duo Digging Roots, proud Wannidilyakwa songstress Emily Wurramara, and vocal ensemble The Verandah ChiX alongside a stellar all-women band: Jess Green (guitar), Helen Svoboda (bass guitar) and Myka Wallace (drums). In celebration of women in music, they shared stories of their influences, artistic journeys and the landmark songs that have sound-tracked their lives.
The evening also featured a special announcement of the 2018 Carol Lloyd Award winner, an award that was established in honour of the late Carol Lloyd – Australia’s original rock chick. This went to Cairns singer songwriter Leanne Tennant.