The Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait events program is now at its halfway mark, and about to launch into its 2018 program, which is set to wow audiences with its late-night offerings and top-class acts.
The flagship event of 2018 will be an incredible Amy Winehouse tribute show at Memo Music Hall on Sunday 4 February, featuring a star-studded line-up of performers, headed up by musical director Darcy McNulty (Jazz Party / Clairy Browne & The Bangin Rackettes). Performers including 2017 ARIA award winner Elana Stone (All our Exes Live in Texas), Kylie Auldist (The Bamboos, Cookin on 3 Burners), Rita Satch, Loretta Miller (Jazz Party), Alma Zygier and Lachlan Mitchell (Jazz Party, Vulture Street Tape Gang) will take to the stage in a glorious retrospective of Amy’s catalogue and the influences that shaped her musical life. Amy Winehouse – a tribute is presented by the Museum in partnership with the St Kilda Festival.
The Museum’s popular Thursday night series is hotting up with offerings of gospel, motown and hip-hop. Thursday nights are jam-packed, with visitors enjoying live music, drinks from the bar, and a make-up artist on-hand to adorn people with Amy’s signature black eyeliner, before heading into the exhibition. On Thursday 11 January Phia and Melbourne Indie Voices will transform the audience into a choir, teaching a gospel rendition of Amy’s Back to Black. On Thursday 8 February PBS106.7’s Vince Peach will be DJ’ing up a motown storm in honour of Amy’s love of motown girl groups. And on Thursday 8 March, DJ MzRizk will be playing some of Amy’s most treasured hip-hop tunes. This series of evenings traverse Amy’s vast musical journey, digging a little deeper into styles of music that informed her complex writing, composition, melody and voice.
The full music program is brought to you by Hear Them Holler in partnership with the Museum.
Another anticipated highlight includes The beehive fashion market on Sunday 11 March, curated by Jess & Stef Dadon (pictured) from How Two Live. Part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival program, the Jewish Museum will be transforming its carpark into a clothing and accessories market, in celebration of Amy Winehouse as a style icon, exhibiting some of the most exciting emerging design talent Melbourne has to offer. Designers will be hand-picked by local Jewish trendsetters the Dadon sisters, who have risen to international fame through their daily online diary, How Two Live.
Tickets for these events are now available to purchase via www.jewishmuseum.com.au.