Ever wondered if you’re doing it right? Well did you read the label? Life didn’t come with a label, but you will be told your whole life how you should behave or who you should be. You will be told that if you have a problem, there’s a quick fix you can buy… but somehow the problem doesn’t ever seem to really go away.
THURS 11 FEBRUARY
PRE-SHOW, OXYGEN COLLEGE PRESENTS ISABELLA KHALIFE 5:30PM | Duration 45 min
PRE-SHOW, OXYGEN COLLEGE PRESENTS CATIE ALISON 8:00PM | Duration 45 min
HEADLINER, JUDE PERL 6:30PM & 9:00PM | Duration 60 min
Jude Perl’s insight into her personal and relatable mental health struggles of being an adult, will make you want to sing along, cry and laugh all at once. When it comes to labels, Jude Perl’s career has been put through the wringer. For years, an aspiring indie-pop singer-songwriter, Jude was repeatedly told that she and her music were not ‘sexy’ or ‘edgy’ enough, and that she couldn’t use abrasive lyrics like ‘pimples’ or ‘lobsters wearing Calvin Klein’ or ‘appropriated Eastern Philosophy’. Undeterred, Jude focused her energy on a comedy career. The career change seemed to work well, but while Jude tried her best to write light-hearted and relatable material, the subject matter of mental health would always sneak into her songs and stand up, without Jude even realising. It was and is such a big part of her life.
So after 4 solo comedy shows, Jude wanted to write a show and talk very candidly about the experience that she, and so many others, have. She wanted it to be funny and serious, and wanted the audience to feel comfortable to laugh or not laugh as much as they wanted. She didn’t want it to be just music, or just comedy. She just wanted it to be honest. And she didn’t want people to feel pressure to put the show into a category, to label it.
Sometimes labels are super useful, particularly when you’re washing your fave jumper. But at other times, labels can halt your growth and suppress you’re very existence. Jude reminds us when to be aware of these labels, and when the labels are totally useless – and most importantly, that we are not alone. She’ll talk about some tough stuff, make you laugh and make you feel truly human.
Contains occasional coarse language, mild sexual references, very mild drug references, and themes relating to mental health (anxiety/depression).
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- Producer/Company name Jude Perl
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Pre-show entertainment by Oxygen College
Oxygen College’s Artist Development Program is a full-time music performance course dedicated to developing new and emerging original artists/musicians.
In an exciting collaboration, Geelong Arts Centre has offered two supporting gigs as part of the Summer Season to Oxygen College’s Music Performance students, giving young and emerging artists the opportunity to get a paid live gig in what has been a difficult time to be starting a career in live performance.
lsabella Khalife captivates audiences with sweet sounding vocals and impresses with her multi-instrumental ability. A master melody shaper, she uses her skill to tell emotion-filled stories through her acoustic pop/ballad originals, with lyrics born from the depths of her heart and mind.
Her delicate yet powerful vocal tone alongside her acoustic guitar has brought full rooms to silence, and possesses an almost healing quality. Since having released her first EP back in 2016, she has performed at Queenscliff Music Festival, and supported acts such as Taylor Henderson and Ali Barter.
Having spent the last few years songwriting and fine-tuning her sound, she now has her sights set on recording and releasing her new material into the world.
Catie Alison is a young multidisciplinary singer-songwriter with a knack for writing catchy tunes. Stemming from a large family of classical string players, she has studied music extensively her whole life having performed as a cellist at festivals such as Port Fairy Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, Fairbridge Festival, and many more.
Now at 18 with a guitar in hand, Catie Alison’s music will have you grooving one minute and hypnotised the next.
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