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ARVO: Monique Clare + Hannah Cameron

Come for a dandy afternoon of intimate music from singer-songwriters Monique Clare and Hannah Cameron. $10 entry from 3pm.

Armed with the warmth of her cello, vocals that cut to the bone and lyrics that dance between darkness and light, Brisbane-based Monique Claredelivers unfeigned modern folk. Her beautifully quirky songs are born out of old folk traditions from Scandinavia and the USA, refined by her classical cello background and influenced by her love of progressive artists like Björk and Radiohead.

After taking out the Folk Alliance Australia's Young Artist of the Year award at the National Folk Festival, Monique Clare is headed to Melbourne to launch her debut solo EP, "By The Stars". With a reputation for bringing her listeners to tears, her live shows delve into the genres and folk tunes that influence her original songs, with anything from Swedish polskas to solo Bach.

Elegantly and effortlessly combining incredible musicianship with a faultless sense of storytelling, Hannah Cameron is a rare musical talent. 

Equally as comfortable in settings as diverse as folk and pop as she is in jazz and avant-garde improvisation, Hannah is a lauded and in-demand vocalist. Since cutting her teeth at the Victorian College of Arts, Hannah has sung alongside some of Australia’s finest musicians and was the 2013 recipient of James Morrison’s prestigious Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship (joining an impressive cast of alumni including Megan Washington and Sophia Brous).