A Minor detour provides an umbrella for performances of an unusual, experimental and original nature
TONIGHT will be
was a mixture of talents and styles
Some of the pieces
evolved from the Sunday Sessions
were personally devised by the performers
were improvised on the spot
Some traditional Indian and experimental music
Some known and some unknown
Some quirky humour
Some social and personal commentary in song, spoken word and performance art
A changing musical ensemble
was greater than some of the parts and
subject to some improvisation
Doors opened at 8:00pm
8:30pm – 10:30pm 9:15pm – 11:15pm
(we were ready… the audience was a bit late)
Running time about 2hrs
Admittance was by invite only
GET ONE FOR THE NEXT – Saturday 12th April
(a donation towards costs AFTER the performance
would be was nice, but not necessary)
Video and sound track soon
————this is what was proposed——————
Words and pictures do not show you what people’s talents are
You’ll find what they are by clicking on their name. Please explore
Performance artist and vocalist
with a voice that simply amazes!
Melanie will be presenting a performance art piece
Her amazing vocal ability in song
Contributions to other performers pieces and with the ensemble through out the evening.
Electric Bass & Guitar
Sven is new to the Sunday Sessions and has committed to play for other performers and the ensemble during the performance … with a caveat.
Sven and partner Eva are expecting their child around the 8th. Are we in for a surprise performance?
Kian was born at 01:30 March 9th 2014 . Congratulations
[ need a picture for here ]
BIG Congratulations to Eva sven
Exciting times good health to the trio
Hopefully not a bass player or drummer.
Sven is a great bass player if you’re in need of one (contact)
Until the Sunday 2nd rehearsal an unknown quantity, Mitch put himself up to ‘step off the edge’ and into the br
each on Electric bass if the wee baby decides to see the world.
He says, “well I’m 18, I’m studying a Bachelor of music at UNSW, I finished the HSC with an E4 for music extension. I give guitar lessons around sydney, but I’m interested in playing bass guitar and drums as well. other than I guess there isn’t too much to say”
From Mitch’s input at the rehearsal I’d say there’s much more can be said! I highly recommend Mitch as a bass player
Nabil Daoud (Lebanon)
Guitarist with the ability to listen, fit in or take the music into other dimensions.
His own music can be heard here
Nabil and daughter Shamis will perform together as a duet
He and perhaps Shamis will also join the musical ensemble
Clive is a seasoned musician with a passion for the blues. He plays harmonica, guitar, drums, mandolin, keyboards and with fine voice
Clive will take the solo instrument with Melanie, perform some pieces solo on guitar & vocal and maybe join the musical ensemble
Javier is from Spain and is great percussionist and a really nice guy. Making a name for himself in jazz and improvising circles in Sydney. That’s all I know!!!???
He’ll be backing other artists an joining the ensemble
Keyboard, vocals, drums
Craig is new to the Sunday Session, however he has been making music for over half a century! A long but incomplete list of his musical achievements can be found here
Australian Broadcasting Commission recordings heard here
Full of enthusiasm, surprises, constantly inventive, he will be performing an improvisation in collaboration with Steve Schofield & Melanie Eden and joining the musical ensemble
Multi instrumentalist. Saxophone, didge, EWi, keyboards
His music can be uplifting, haunting, sweet, raucous, beautifull,
delicate, powerfull, floating, strident
Steve will join Craig Collinge and Melanie Eden in a pure improvisation and add to the musical ensemble
Frankie is one of the exceptional Sydney drummers mentored by
the legendary Jack Savage (rip)
If he was a con man, his smile alone would make you buy the bridge!
His contribution to the evening will with Melanie Eden and the ensemble
Andy modestly describes himself as
“a guitarist who is interested in improvisation and mixing different musical styles”
I’ll say no more and allow his modesty to prevail
He will contribute to other artists and join the ensemble
Dave plays classical and jazz guitar.
He’s well know for quietly practicing his craft as he busks in Sydney.
He will be our Vainika for the evening, playing the classical Indian instrument from which the sitar is believed to have been derived
A Playwright on a short stay from Iran, Morad has captured many of the images from the Sunday Sessions. He will be adding a surprise element to the evening. (You’re just going to have to be here)
Philip’s unique way of interpreting his world is by the Spoken Verse and Storytelling
Phil is currently putting the finishing touches to a Video Play performed with musicians from the Sunday Sessions
He will perform two pieces developed at the Sunday Sessions and a new work
Unfortunately Phil came down with a sinus infection & relegated himself to being an enthusiastic audience member
Wordsmith / poet
He once stopped a bulldozer
Performing with Melanie Eden
Neil is a musician in his own right and although he is already doing sound and lighting in Sydney he is engaged in the Sunday Session’s audio mentoring program
If you need sound an light (contact)
Founder and Artistic director ‘A Minor detour’ (2013 – Present)
Founder and Artistic director ‘Stretch Mk1′ (1985 – present) an image base theatre company who have performed in over fourty countries around the world.
Now semi-retired, still writing, still playing music and facilitating the 82a Sunday Sessions as a free avenue for creative expression for artists, performers and musicians.
Host. Solo vocal. Collaboration with Melanie Eden. Contributing to other artists and joining the ensemble
The Musical Ensemble – as it has been, never the same, always
“stepping off the edge!”