Leading a cappella group Ginger and Tonic to perform at Murtoa’s Big Weekend

September 29, 2014


A cappella girl group Ginger and Tonic enrapture audiences with their playful and original brand of cabaret/pop. In a single show, Emma, Jane, Carena and Laura will have their audience in hysterics during cheeky comedy numbers, and leave them breath taken with impeccable close-harmony ballads.

In their four years together, Ginger and Tonic have performed as a headline act at the Festival of Voices in Hobart, toured to Germany to perform at the International A Cappella Festival in Leipzig, and in 2012 won first place at SingFest – Australia’s leading a cappella festival and competition.

The buzz around Ginger and Tonic continues to grow, with an awarding winning performance at Short and Sweet Cabaret Festival (2013), a stand out show 50 Shades of Gay at the 2014 Adelaide Fringe, where they were named ‘Best Music’ of the festival in The Advertiser, and a record-breaking sell-out season of the show at The Butterfly Club for Midsumma festival in Melbourne.

Their repertoire is varied and includes clever covers, musical parodies and original songs, all woven together into a seamless cabaret-style show – no instruments required!

The group will perform over the Big Weekend on Friday night at the Murtoa Mechanics Hall during the official opening of the weekend, at the Stick Shed on both Saturday and Sunday at 1.30pm and a guest performance at the Railway Hotel on Saturday evening.

“Their great feel, inventive arrangements and wonderful voices make Ginger and Tonic one of the most exciting prospects in Australiana cappella for quite some time.”

– Nick Begbie (The Idea of North)

Absolutely superb… smooth harmonies, sexy moves, and sequins and feathers to spare”

– The Advertiser (Adelaide)

“I would like to describe Ginger and Tonic as Pitch Perfect meets the Spice Girls, but the comparison just isn’t fair. Ginger and Tonic are definitely in a league of their own.”

– Narelle Wood, Theatre Press

“Each of the four girls are undeniably talented performers, and their ability to harmonise together set them apart.”

– Heckler

“With consistently flawless harmonies and spot on arrangements, Ginger and Tonic take Pitch Perfect to a whole new level.”

– Nikki Mott, Rip It Up