leonard cohen, Josephine Baker, Spoken Word Haiku
Megan Washington, Lance Ferguson, John Castle, Des White, Ross Irwin, Ryan Monro
Rufus Wainwright, Edgar Allen Poe, Hank Williams
Unearthed artists we like
Plastic Palace Alice, Hazel Brown, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Deep Sea Arcade, Buick Six, Chris Pickering, Scott Spark, Philadelphia Grand Jury, Warm Winter Sky, Seabellies, Cloud Control, timeshare, Rocketsmiths
chanteuse noun(literary) a female singer, especially one who sings on the stage in a theatre or bar where elegant people fall about in frantic and frenzied splendour.
Megan Washington is an ex-Brisbane, now Melbourne-based singer songwriter. She studied jazz, and loves Buddy Holly, Hank Williams and green tea. Washington - Megan and her 5 piece band - have also won our Melbourne Big Day Out spot!
What can the audience expect from you at the Big Day Out ?
They can expect us to be really excited! They can also expect some snare-destroyingly loud drumming and mild cases of tourrettes from several of the band members. And excessive mention of neil young.
Tell us about the band - I believe there's some musical pedigree in there..
Washington has kidnapped members of The Cat Empire, the bamboos and Jackson Jackson to be the parts and wheels of the Washington machine. She tied them up and played Chumba Wumba to them for eight days solid until they relented and agreed to it.
Who are you looking forward to at the festival?
Neil Young. Neil Young. Did we say Neil Young? Neil Young.
What's coming up in the future?
In 2009 we're releasing our first ep and also our first album. We're also going to talk a lot about that time we saw Neil Young at BDO and how amazing it was that we saw Neil Young.
Australian music is?
Australian music is the Powerful Owl. With a fever.View Profile Hide Interview