Reimagining Nina Simone presented by Raleigh Williams & The Nathan Liow Trio

Sunday 29 October


Williams’ vocal artistry is superbly complimented by the innovative pianistic architecture of Nathan Liow, who through his sensitive and imaginative playing leads the band through clever arrangements that pay both twist and tribute to iconic songs we all know and love. Williams and Liow reimagine the work of Nina Simone with creativity, personality and musical sensitivity.

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About Raleigh

Showcasing a magnificent voice, that draws on a background of singing and composing in a diverse range of styles, Raleigh Williams is fast becoming one of Melbourne’s most respected vocalists.

Years of experience performing both in Australia and internationally (Italy, Turkey, France, Indonesia), as well as studying with some of the world’s finest vocal coaches, has delivered Williams a standing reputation as one of Melbourne’s best session singers, featuring in genres as diverse as world music, urban, country, jazz, pop and soul.

The ever consummate performer, Williams’ voice has been compared vocally to the likes of Katie Noonan, Tina Arena, Bonnie Raitt – demonstrating Raleigh’s formidable vocal ability and expansive range.

Raleigh performs regularly with in her own project ‘RALEIGH’, exploring original material and fresh interpretations of much-loved existing songs, and her popular French project La Nuit Blanche – having performed to sold out audiences all over Melbourne (Northcote Social ClubThe Paris Cat, Brunswick Music Festival, Stonnington Jazz Festival, Paris to Provence, Bastille Day Festival, Federation Square). A regular face on the Melbourne music scene, she also cameos in the Yarra Banks Band, Moreland City Soul Revue, Lauren Elizabeth’s ‘This is Joni’ series, and girl-power #Squadgoals with Jude Perl and Lisa Crawley.

Raleigh also sings in world-music outfit Amanaska, the brainchild of Melbourne pianist Simon Lewis. Amanaska also tours locally and nationally in schools working with Musica Viva Australia creating an exciting new music-in-schools program using multimedia and cross-cultural elements in the ensemble, covering all far corners of Australia.