A diverse band, including three lesbians, performs popular 60s and 70s songs for the Darebin Music Feast.

Three  lesbians and three straight men have formed The Fondue Set, a new six-piece band in Melbourne, playing classic late 60s and 70s hits straight from the AM dial, including songs by Queen, Cher, Dusty Springfield, and Little River band. The Fondue Set debuts at the Darebin Music Feast, along with their special guest, Aria award-winner, Kavisha Mazzella.

All band members are practicing musicians from a variety of backgrounds, and the band’s diverse line-up allows them to perform each hit as if it were their own. The pianist Sam Cope is from Blue King Brown, the bass player Kate Clarke is from The Houndlings, the guitarist Gideon Cozens is from Buttered Loaf, the violinist Jean McC is with the Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, the drummer Luke Aldridge is with Okashii Sound, and the vocalist Kylie Brickhill is from the Plastard Bastard Sisters and has opened for Sleater-Kinney.

Also performing with The Fondue Set is their special guest, Kavisha Mazzella. She is an Aria award-winner and folk singer-songwriter, singing original pieces in English and Italian, and telling stories with echoes of Celtic, Fado and Gypsy influences. Her lyrics incorporate humour, poetry, social justice and the spiritual.

Performance details:
Date: Wednesday, 8 October
Time: 8pm – Kavisha Mazzella
9:10pm – The Fondue Set
Cost: $10 at the door
Venue: Northcote Social Club
301 High Street, Northcote, NSW 3070  

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