To include works by NICHLA SMITH, RALPH VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS, ARVO PÄRT, NINA SIMONE, ELBOW, and more.
Nichla Smith The Captain
Rakhi Singh Violin
Simmy Singh Violin
Ali Vennart Viola/Producer
Adam Szabo Cello
Ben Griffiths Double Bass
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Come and spend a genre-bending evening with CHANTEUSE Nichla Smith, as she takes you by the hand and leads you into the unknown.
With Nichla at the helm, Manchester Collective reimagine an unlikely set of songs. Tonight, Elbow collides with Arvo Pärt, and Vaughan-Williams snuggles up to Nina Simone. There are no rules; anything goes in this electro-acoustic exploration of love and loss, cabaret and song.
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Nichla Smith is a classically trained singer, writer, visual artist, and actress. She currently divides her time between Melbourne and Berlin, and is set to release a debut album of original music in 2017 through Red Door Sounds.
Upon being awarded her Bachelor of Music with 1st Class Honours in 2010, she toured for several years with Opera Bights and the Ten Sopranos.
In 2012, Nichla moved to Melbourne and formed the Nish Smith Trio; shortly after, she was featured as one of Triple J’s “Unearthed” artists. During this period, Nichla also wrote, recorded, and toured her debut EP, Come On, Spaceman.
Since 2015, she has split her time between Melbourne, where she is currently writing and recording a new album with Siew Ooi at Red Door Sounds, and Berlin, where she writes and illustrates picture books for children under the business name Niche Drawings.