Rose Parker at the ellington



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On Friday the 13th of June, a group of Kinwomen went to the Ellington Perth, for a night out with the girls. One of our favourite singers from Kinwomen was a part of a gospel tribute night, that was bought together by Paul Gioia.

Full of old faithful hymns, old spirituals and anthems the night was musically brilliant. The band of professional musicians turned the torch on early gospel icons who crossed the tracks between the club on Saturday and church on Sunday.

Above is a video of one of the highlights of the night; Rose Parker singing a tribute to Martin Luther King Jnr, ‘Up to the mountain by Patty Griffen’

The band featured on vocals Victoria Newton, Rose Parker, Matt Allen and Greg Brenton, horns Andrew Gioia (Melbourne), David Gioia and Blake Phillips, Andrew Winton on guitar, powerhouse rhythm section Greg Brenton and Joe Southwell, and, of course, Paul on vocals, piano and organ.

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If you are interested in hosting this line up at your next event or gathering, contact Rose Parker at: roseparker@iinet.net.au

The band are open to repeating this performance at churches, other gigs and shows.


About Amanda

Amanda Viviers Is an Author, Speaker, Creative Consultant and Novice Mum. Author of three books and she can be found most days at her shack close to the beach writing her fourth. She writes daily at www.amandaviviers.com and has worked in professional musical theatre. She worked on staff at Riverview for 12 years, mostly in the field of Creative Arts. Finalist in the Telstra Young Business Woman of the year and Community Services Award. She has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Literature and studied Musical Theatre at WAPPA. She is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia and is the co-founder of kinwomen; a network created especially for women. Recent Winner of ‘2013 CMA Best Digital Media Project Award’ for her blog Capture life. She is passionate about social justice and in the past has loved supporting children in the slums of Thailand and Indonesia. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty. She lives a creative life, longing to see people lived inspired.