Shirley Lynn has been performing in and around Cairns as singer songwriter, “Shirl” in the duo, “Silktones” and in the band “Blue Tonic”.
You can be assured a broad repertoire of songs covering many eras and styles with something to suit all tastes. An eclectic mix of covers with the option for home-grown originals as well.
“Shirl” is a female vocalist, guitarist and award winning song writer. She performs self-accompanied on guitar with occasional ukulele and harmonica.
“Silktones” duo - Jim McCabe and Shirley Lynn combine vocal and instrumental qualities to perform with acoustic and bass guitar; two acoustic guitars; ukulele and guitar combinations adding occasional harmonica hues.
“Silktones Plus” - Silktones with reinforcements - Sara Hughes on violin and mandolin and/or Graham Lee on drums/percussion as may suit requirements.
“Blue Tonic” is a six piece band with Peter Grayson, Trevor Gane, Morag Gane, Dave Lonergan, Jim McCabe and Shirley Lynn. Instrumentation includes: acoustic guitars, electric guitar, bass, guitar mandolin, flute, harmonica, drums/percussion.
Please contact me so we can work out a song list suited for your occasion. With a repertoire that is constantly expanding, new material gets added and set lists rearranged.
As an example, a selection of songs are already covered by the following artists…
Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Passenger, George Ezra, Bon Ivor, Angus & Julia Stone, Kasey Chambers, The Waifs, Dolly Pardon, Jimmy Buffet, Jason Maratz, Vance Joy, Imelda May, Katie Melua, Cindy Lauper, Lucinda Williams, Tracey Chapman, Marianne Faithful, Fleetwood Mac, Divinyls, Paul Kelly, Cold Play, The Church, INXS, The Beatles, Eagles, Muddy Waters, Old Crow Medicine Show, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Bill Withers, Van Morrison, Steeler's Wheel and more...
All forms of creativity and learning is the light that inspires me.
Highlights for Shirley Lynn Music:
* Cairns Reef Casino, Opening for Kellie Knight & the Daze – 2015
* Opening for Max T Barnes – Atherton International Club – 2015
* “Take on Today” – Rebeka Rain & Shirley Lynn 2015
* Songwriters on the Waterfront, The Hilton 2012 - 2016
* Australia Day Big Breakfast – Palm Cove – 2015
* Cairns Esplanade - Regional Council Gigs – 2012 – 2015
* Resonate – The Grand - 2015
* Tanks Unplugged with Chris Wighton - Clarketown & Leanne Tennant CD Launch – 2014
* “Liberty” CD Launch 2014
* "Sea Turtle Quest" recorded at Tonic Sound
* Fitzroy Island Sea Turtle Hospital Opening
* Tablelander Showcase - The Locals Ball - Atherton – 2013
* Queensland Music Festival "Song Trails" - Tully – 2013
* "It's About Time" CD Launch 2012
* Tablelands Folk Festival
* Tamworth Country Music Festival
* Palm Cove Reef Feast
* Yorkeys Festival of the Knob
* Mission Evolve Festival
* 2016 - Australian Songwriters Conference Awards - "My Kind of Paradise" "Sea Turtle Quest" "Life's a Great Adventure"
* 2016 – RADF grant to attend Australian Songwriters Conference – Ettalong Beach
* 2015 Best Song–Max T Barnes Cairns to Nashville Song Contest
* 2013 – RADF grant to create video - "My Kind of Paradise"
* 2013 - Song of Carnivale
* Cairns Post Hit Awards Nominee 2013 - 2015
Venues played at include:
* Apres Beach Bar and Grill - Palm Cove
* Cairns Domestic Terminal
* Mondos Café Bar and Grill – The Hilton, Cairns
* Irish Murphy’s – Hobart
* Hog’s Breath Café – Tamworth
* Post Office Hotel – Tamworth
*Hog’s Breath Peel Street Stage - Tamworth
* McGintys Irish Bar – Cairns
* Strait on the Beach – Holloways
* Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa
* Palm Cove Surf Club
* Palm Cove Tavern
* Cairns Show Pavilion
* Botanical Gardens and Tanks Precinct
* Hartleys Crocodile Adventures - Cairns
* Barron River Hotel _ Cairns
* Canopy Gallery - Cairns
* The Tanks - Edgehill
* Tablelands Music Lovers Shed – Atherton
* Royal Hotel - Herberton
* The Jack Hotel - Cairns
* The Grand Hotel – Cairns
* The Railway Hotel - Cairns
* Holloways Sporting Complex - Cairns
* The Cock and Bull - Cairns
* The Balaclava Hotel - Cairns
* Raintrees Tavern - Cairns
* Balcony TV at Shangrila
* 12 Bar Blues - Cairns
* Bernie’s Piano Bar - Cairns
* Cooktown Bowls Club
* Relay for Life
* Duchene Foundation – Racing for a Cure
* Trinity Beach State School – Ma Baker’s Tonic & Tropicarnivale
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