The Soldier’s Wife is an intimate show where six Queensland songwriters share the stories of the wives of our military men via song.
As ANZAC Day draws near, Australians honour the memory of our soldiers and acknowledge the sacrifices they made to keep us safe.
We all show our gratitude in different ways, some more creatively, as demonstrated by the small group of Brisbane women who are embarking on this unique musical project to tell some of our country’s most important stories.
The six local songwriters and singers include one time Australian Music Prize nominee and vocal powerhouse Jackie Marshall; North Queensland based Roz Pappalardo (best know as one half of Women in Docs); critically acclaimed songwriter Tylea Gould (Imaginary Music Score, Gota Cola); all round entertainer Bertie Page; fast rising new talent Sahara Beck; and Deb Suckling (Lucy Star Satellite) who has been a Brisbane music scene fixture for more than a decade.
These women all spent time with the partners of Australian servicemen – both past and present – and put the experience, emotions and lives of those women into song. The resulting production, The Soldier’s Wife, is an emotional journey filled with both uplifting moments and the sounds of sadness, frustration and fear.
Supported by Legacy, The Soldier’s Wife will be performed on Monday April 20 at the Kedron-Wavell Services Club and Zamia Theatre, Mt Tamborine at 7.00pm on May 16.