Jennifer Kingwell is an angel punk performer of delicious contrasts – a genre-blending diviner of punk ukulele anthems to lush solo piano compositions, cabaret torch songs to epic pop ballads. Described by the Herald Sun as ‘dark, dazzling…. a formidable powerhouse’, Jennifer has performed alongside cult visionaries such as The Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer, John Cameron Mitchell and Voltaire on both national and international tours and is establishing herself as a rising force among Melbourne’s thriving art and music scene.
Influenced by icons as diverse as Patti Smith and Rachmaninoff, Kingwell’s music calls to mind contemporary artists Bat For Lashes and St Vincent, yet her performances are distinctly unique. Her shows are a thrilling pleasure for both eyes and ears, bringing together performance art and music in a way that blurs the distinction between the two. With her ‘virtuosic’ band (Melbourne. Arts. Fashion), The Garland Thugs, Kingwell’s ‘dynamite voice’ (T-squat) finds its perfect match in epic piano-driven songs with haunting cello melodies, firestarter energy and the fiercest rhythm section in Melbourne.
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“dark, dazzling… a formidable powerhouse. ★★★★★“ (Herald Sun)
“stunning… leaving the audience gasping for more. ★★★★★” (Broadway Baby)
“a dynamite voice” (T-Squat)
“captivating… a rising force” (Melbourne. Arts. Fashion)
“equal parts Kate Bush and Sergei Rachmaninov… a music theory case study with punk rock attitude.” (Skylashes)
“a performer of delicious contrasts; from virtuosic pianist to pluckin’ ukulele player, vocally ranging from silver tongued angel to gruff pirate.” (Adelaide Tweet)