Events

THE ABC EXHUMED COMPETITION

ABC Exhumed Competition

The ABC radio held its Exhumed Competition in 2014.  Aimed at the never-has-been performers, this national competition was held within the Great Southern with Gertrude and the Dead Aunts reaching the finals.  

As a comedic performance, Gertrude played original songs and ended with a crowd winning improvised tune dedicated to the Great Southern ABC team.

The Original Gertrude

There have been many Gertrudes in my mothers family line. Here is Gertrude Joan the self confessed "original Gertrude" at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) Exhumed Competition at the Albany Entertainment Centre

Exhumee's on Stage

The ABC Exhumed series ran nationally and we were fortunate to be accepted into the finals. 

Nannup Music Festival

The Nannup Music Festival is famous for its intimate settings, muscial styles and inspiring performers.   Gertrude WellEase and the Chamber of Blessings have been roving this Festival for a few years as well as offering their Speed Dating Songwriting and Ukekele playing workshops. 

Gertrude Wellease at the Nannup Music Festival

It was hot.  Really damn hot.  Yet these brave festival goers entered the tent sauna and created their own song in less than thirty minutes.  Ukelele players who had never before picked up the instrument, created solid backing to anotherwise entertaining sound.   Thanks to all those involved. 

Denmark Festival of Voice

Gertrude Wellease at the Denmark Festival of Voice

The Denmark Festival of Voice is an intimate, community driven Festival celebrating the power of the Voice.  

The Festival has a special focus on community singing, and each year brings together an inspiring lineup of local, national and international artists in a cappella and accompanied ensemble, group and individual performances. I

Coordinated by Denmark Arts, it is held every June long weekend in the beautiful south coastal town of Denmark, Western Australia. A project of Denmark Arts, the Festival is a celebration of the human voice.

Denmark Arts Markets

The Denmark Arts Markets have been running for the past thirty years and I have been contracted to MC the markets, providing sponsorship acknowledgement, welcome to country, official opening, guest introductions and improvised time fillers when required.   

This day long (9-5pm) gig also enables roving amongst stall holders and engaging visitors.  

Easter Bonnet 2015   The Easter Denmark Arts Market, Denmark Western Australia.   The Bonnet Basket Hat - structurally unsound!

Easter Bonnet 2015

The Easter Denmark Arts Market, Denmark Western Australia. 

The Bonnet Basket Hat - structurally unsound!

Gert By Sea 2015   The Australia Day Markets, Denmark, Western Australia.

Gert By Sea 2015

The Australia Day Markets, Denmark, Western Australia.