("vol-ah-ray" means "to fly" in Italian )
" One of the best groups I've ever heard. These women are going places! I'd like to get an album when they make one or help them get a gig locally in
Elizabeth Braggins, Nicki Reece and Susan de Jong are Volare. They create their own brand of swinging jazz and lounge sandwiched between layers of lush vocal harmony covering classic songs from artists like Peggy Lee, The Andrews Sisters, and Dean Martin from the 40's and 50's through to more contemporary tunes from the likes of The Doors, Savage Garden and Manhattan Transfer.
ELIZABETH BRAGGINS (B Mus., T.Coll. Dip)
is known nationwide for her piano, vocal and composition. Her self-titled CD was a showcase of
NICKI REECE (B Bursary !!)
has performed with most of
SUSAN DE JONG (B. Mus)
has chalked up 15 years performing in
An Andrews Sisters Tribute
In military uniform, with information on this famous American harmony trio, and classic songs like Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, Bei Mir Bist du Shon, Rum and Coca Cola, and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Where Did All These Curvy Bits Come From?!
(3 x 30 minutes)
A funny, ironic look at a woman's life in 3 stages. We read from scripts, which comprise
poetry, readings, commentary, and wisecracks interspersed with song. Most recently we
performed this show for the Christchurch International Arts Festival.
" See them strut in cabaret, light and easy on the digestion. The songs are polished presentations, confident and true." (Press critic John Reid, August 2001)
(3 x 40 minutes)
Perfect for an event with a middle eastern theme. We incorporate songs like 'Caravan',
'Istanbul' and 'Too Darn Hot' as well as the Andrews Sisters set in military gear, and some
French songs for example 'La Vie En Pose' a spoof on the famous Piaf classic - as the French influence was very strong in Northern Africa.