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My favourite songs that Tegan sang that night was Over The Rainbow, Ain’t No Sunshine, Wade in The Water, True Colours, Time after Time and Wild Horses. She sang a total of 15 songs during the whole evening.
In between songs, Tegan shared with the audience about the life of Eva Cassidy and her love of music. Eva released three small albums before her tragic death (cancer) in 1996 at age 33. Nowadays Eva Cassidy has numerous top selling posthumous albums credited to her name and her music regularly appears on television, films and mp3 players worldwide.
Tegan was accompanied by a very talented guitar player, Will Mcmahon. He is not only good looking (well, he is an actor after all!) but he is very talented in playing the guitar as well – I can just sit there listening to him playing the guitar all night long.
The ambience of the night is vibrant with audience of both young & old. Everyone relaxed around groups of tables and chairs, lit up with tea candlelights under tents (as we all know Melbourne is known to have 4 seasons in one day!). The night was a bit chilly but there are portable heaters like the ones you sit under café/restaurants. It is still best to rug up. The entry fee is only $15 and this is by far the cheapest entertainment night out I ever had in Melbourne. This charity event organised by the artistic director of ACT, Dr Moni Storz, is certainly a great success in my books.
My time spent in Melbourne is truly more memorable by having this wonderful opportunity to listen to local singers who are true to themselves and who sang from their hearts.