Woodville Town Hall & Onya Soapbox present November Nights. A new music festival celebrating soul, storytelling, diversity and strength from some of the most phenomenal contemporary female performers in the Australian music industry.
Friday 8th: Book a cabaret table with friends, pre-order an antipasto platter by Let Them Eat, grab a drink then sit back and soak up the sublime award-winning talent of Mojo Juju, Ella Hooper & Alana Jagt.
Saturday 9th: The Venue will be returned to a dance floor as Thando, Karen Lee Andrews, Caiti Baker & Jay Power bring the driving beats of roots & blues, R&B and more.
2018 saw Mojo Juju drop her biggest album yet. Garnering rave reviews for the brutally honest title track "Native Tongue" and its accompanying video and amassing new fans along the way. Mojo Ruiz de Luzuriaga, a.k.a. Mojo Juju, continues to rise - taking out best Album and Best song at the recent National Indigneous Music Awards 2019 and opening for a packed Hilltop Hoods in their recent trip to Adelaide.
Mojo has played at festivals including Bluesfest, Port Fairy Folk Festival, WOMADelaide & VIVID, has been nominated for 3 x ARIA awards and won numerous awards including the J Award for 'Best Music Video' and the Dreamtime Award for 'Best Female Artist'.
Ella Hooper made her entrance onto the Australian music landscape as the technicolor teenage frontwoman of her high school band, Killing Heidi. Ella’s time with Killing Heidi cemented her as one of Australia’s most recognised and distinctive front-women.
Ella’s music has since traversed pop to rock, roots to country back to alt pop and just about everything in between. Her talent for connection and genuine reverence for the art – a great show on display.
Local Adelaidean, Alana Jagt's dynamic, warmly-weathered voice has captivated audiences throughout her career. Her work blends indie pop and rock with moody alt-country and a Motown groove. Backed by a cohort of South Australia’s finest musicians, Alana is one to watch on the SA music scene.
Since releasing her debut EP Wilderness (2017), Alana has played acclaimed festivals such as Handpicked Festival and the Adelaide Guitar Festival. She’s also supported the likes of Didirri, Mick Thomas, Abbe May and Kasey Chambers.
In April 2019 Alana released the first single from her upcoming, and much anticipated, album release.
Zimbabwean born and Melbourne based singer-songwriter, Thando, has been gracing stages around Australia with her electric presence and powerhouse vocals. Heralded as a commanding performer, her ability to tell a story takes her audience on a journey of loving oneself and reflection.
Her 2016 debut EP ‘Digital Love Letters’ paved the road to a slew of festival appearances such as BIGSOUND (2016, 2018), Bluesfest, WOMADelaide, Woodford Folk Festival NYE on The Hill.
With her 2018 breakthrough single ‘Numb’, Thando has since gone onto open for Soul crooner Leon Bridges, R&B master Maxwell, and collaborated with Australian Hip Hop greats, REMI and Sampa the Great. The multi-dimensional performer is forging forward to solidify her status as Australia’s newest first lady of R&B.
Karen Lee Andrews has reconnected with her guitar, hitting new strides and a new style, which can only be described as Oceanic Blues. And now this commanding Polynesian woman of soul is back with her own original music and EP “Far From Paradise”. Her sound is an exceptional blend of American Blues and Soul. The roots of the sound are gritty guitar, glowing valves, lush tremolo and deep reverb in a distinctively fluid Oceanic expression.
Growing up around her mother’s large Polynesian family instilled in her the role of music in bringing people together. A powerful and rich voice that carries the mood and tones of love, pain and the blues.
Caiti Baker is a singer, songwriter and front woman who was born into a household filled with vinyl, CDs and tapes of blues, soul, gospel, jazz, big band and rock & roll.
Caiti released her debut album Zinc (Produced by James Mangohig and Michael Hohene) in October 2017 through Perambulator Records. Receiving 4 star reviews from Rolling Stone and themusic.com.au, highly regarded music journalist Tony Hilliar said “Caiti Baker is a genuine one-off, whose startling musicality and originality embraces like a breath of fresh air.”
Caiti took out R&B Soul Artist of 2017 - AU Awards, was awarded Best Blues & Roots song 2018 - NT for “I Won’t Sleep”, and nominated for best Blues & Roots album at the AIR Awards 2018 for "Zinc".
Jay Power blends urban beats, funk and neo soul. Her album “The Missing” features strong grooves, lyrical truths and soaring vocals.
Jay Power is an Adelaide based singer-songwriter who has been heavily influenced by soul, pop and RnB. She writes her own material and collaborates with various music makers. She toured her most recent album ‘The Missing’ in Australia, the UK and New Zealand and has performed in festivals in Australia (National Multicultural Festival & The Garden of Unearthly Delights) and New Zealand (Bay of Islands Music Festival). She collaborated with producers SIXFOUR (Briggs, Caiti Baker) on her album ‘The Missing’ which resulted in Triple J airplay and her video ‘Dream of You and Me’ played on ABC TV’s Rage program in Australia.
She has supported Aussie music royalty including Renee Geyer and Tina Arena and NZ powerhouse Hollie Smith.