Good Gracious it’s Christmas
GRACE Knight is one of the most well-respected female jazz vocalists in the country.
She can lend her style to almost any genre of music. After all, for years she was the voice of the ever popular Eurogliders and you have the chance to catch her live for free this Friday at Conrad Jupiters.
Grace Knight’s show at Conrad Jupiters is a part of the Festive Fridays for the festive season.
Grace started her singing career in 1976 performing in folk clubs in the UK. A London talent scout spotted her in the semi-finals of a national talent quest and approached her with an offer of a gig in Dubai. This trip gave her a taste for performing, especially after meeting and sharing the stage with Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.
Grace sang her passage to Australia on the Women’s Weekly World Cruise and once in Perth Grace hooked up with a few bands and eventually found her niche when she and Bernie Lynch formed Eurogliders.
Eurogliders enjoyed major success in Australia with numerous hit singles and albums as well as chart success in the US. One of the highlights of touring the US was performing live to an audience of 65 million viewers on MTV’s New Year’s Eve show.
Towards the end of Eurogliders’ life, Grace was asked to perform an acting role in the ABC’s TV mini-series Come In Spinner.
The TV series was a huge success, and the Come In Spinner soundtrack album recorded by Grace and Vince Jones was even bigger. That was the start of a new incarnation.
Following the success of Come in Spinner, Grace has recorded several other albums of torch/jazz/blues songs. Stormy Weather, then Gracious, and Live, which was performed and recorded at the Sydney jazz venue The Basement with invited friends - Don Burrows, James Morrison, James Blundell and a blast from the past, Grace’s partner in crime from the Eurogliders, Bernie Lynch.
On the way Grace has performed to countless numbers of people that have included prime ministers and presidents, royalty and the rich and famous.
Now Grace has just finished recording a new CD with ABC Records which she co-produced with her long-time musical director, Ray Alldridge, and together they’ve crafted a beautiful collection of luscious sexy tracks.
So get along to Conrad Jupiters Atrium Bar from 8.30pm (Qld).