Former local songstress Cilla Jane will be returning to The Goulburn Club this Friday, December 20 showcase her new songs.
Cilla Jane has played at the Goulburn Club many times. She is a former John Butler 'Seeds Grant' program recipient and has toured with artists such as Kate Miller Heidke, The Audreys, Matt Corby and Tim Freedman.
She said on the night she would mostly be playing songs from her previous album Happy Hour and her up and coming recording called Roses.
Watch her song Ice Age
After her previous duo Arsenic and Old Lace finished up, she returned to the Southern Highlands and is now balancing playing gigs and school teaching.
"I have a stomp box and a nice keyboard, so it is a full sound, even though I am playing solo these days," Cilla Jane said.
"I consider myself a full-time musician because I have my recording gear set up all the time and I am constantly writing songs. I recorded my previous album Happy Hour at home.
"I am old-fashioned in my approach to songwriting, I just work on them until they are complete and ready to record."
She will be playing two sets of about 20 songs, starting at 7.30pm.
"I will do most of my own material except for a few covers, but if I play a cover it is my interpretation if it.
"I play my own versions of the Bee Gees' Staying Alive and Bruce Springsteen's Dancing in the Dark."
She said her new recording Roses was a departure from her more melancholic folk songs that she was known for, especially in Arsenic and Old Lace.
"Happy Hour is a bit melancholy and ironic because it was written about a difficult time in my life, but Roses is a bit more upbeat and leans more towards rock music and is not quite as introspective," she said.
She describes her music as a cross between Nick Cave, Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell
"I was in the folk scene for such a long time but I am definitely not on that category now," she said.
The show starts at 7.30pm and admission is free.
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