Jess Hitchcock Unbreakable
Sunday 14 August 2022
Tickets - $65.00ea
Groups 4+ - $60.00 ea
Presented by Ipswich Civic Centre
Award-winning singer & songwriter Jess Hitchcock is a First Nations performer with family origins from Saibai in the Torres Straits & Papua New Guinea.
Jess will feature as vocalist & on keys in this 80mins acoustic concert.
Jess was the 2019 recipient of the Smuggler of Light, Indigenous Music & Media Award and has worked with Paul Kelly, Archie Roach, Short Black Opera & Kate Miller-Heidke (including 2019 Eurovision) and Tina Arena (Live Music from The Homefront 2021).
In 2020 Jess received an ARIA-PPCA – Australia Council First Nations Sound Recording Grant to record her new album Unbreakable – now the name of this tour.
Joining Jess will be leading musicians Cristian Barbieri (Jessica Mauboy, Goldlink, Brockhampton) on guitar & backing vocals & Helpmann award winning MD Isaac Haywood (Ladies In Black, The Secret River, Muriel’s Wedding the Musical) on cello & keys. The show which will include songs from her new album Unbreakable as well as her recent album Bloodline.
It will be an intimate production, & is creatively driven by Jess’ passion to bring her musical talent & inspiration to her people.
The concert repertoire of 100% original songs by Jess Hitchcock, range from intimate soul ballads to upbeat rhythmic country pop songs & is themed on the song Unbreakable.
A storyline of resilience & never giving up hope despite seemingly insurmountable challenges will be interweaved throughout. So apt for our COVID/post COVID world.
Watch the amazing Tina Arena & Jess Hitchcock performing Sorrento Moon at Live Music from the Homefront concert April ’21
Unbreakable is an album about resilience & change. This collection of songs will feature Jess’ beauty as a singer whilst appealing to a wide audience with its pop country feel.
Homeward Bound: Upbeat country track about returning to a place that has memories of a bad breakup & reclaiming your place again on this tainted ground.
Unbreakable: Power ballad features memorable vocals, with a story about overcoming past trials & persevering to become a voice for younger people who need to know that their childhood doesn’t have to shape the person they are destined to become.
By The Sea: A fun mid-tempo track driven by ukulele & slide guitar, about yearning for the country you grew up on and the peace of mind it brings you to return there.
Bloodline: This beautiful ballad tells the story of the importance of figuring out one’s place in the world & allowing themselves to do that at their own pace.
Stay With Me: A lullaby for someone who is lost to us; the healing power of remembering them through song.