From festival performances to long running open mics, youth mentoring to presenting at radio 3MDR, Neesy Smith and Stewart Kohinga are integral to the hills music community.
Their dedication and contribution to the local scene as individual artists spans a combined 50 years, performing at countless events and venues as well as combining their talents to create programs within the community. One of those united efforts brought about the All Stars Choir, which gives people of all abilities the opportunity to make music and is now in its 20th year.
Both prolific songwriters with an enormous range of influences, their duo performance showcases their powerful original songs, along with songs by the artists who inspired them. Weaving sounds from Blues, Gypsy Jazz, Folk and Soul together, the mix of genres, their individual sounds, vocal versatility and wonderful friendship blend together to deliver an honest, captivating and entirely unique show from two artists with deep connections to the Dandenong Ranges and the people and culture within.
For further information please visit: www.stewartkohinga.com and www.neesysmith.com