G’day Sunshine’s!

Welcome to the website of The Girls From Oz, the most dinki-di singing Sheila’s this side of the black stump! Check out their photos, videos and all the latest gossip to do with shows and appearances. 

The Girls From Oz are three fun-loving ladies from Australia made up of West End leading ladies and internationally renowned jazz artists. Together with their pianist or ‘Bonza Band’ they put a fair dinkum 3-part harmony spin on Aussie legends such as Kylie, Sia, Tim Minchin, the Bee Gees and Accadaaca (AC/DC) as well as some well-known vintage classics from the 1920s through to the 1950s. 

Full of sass and armed with killer harmonies, these ladies are a force to be reckoned with. They can sing, they can joke and they can sure put on one helluva show. All entertainment should be this fun! 

SHOWS

The Girls From Oz take their influence from the close, jazzy harmonies favoured by the likes of the Andrew Sisters and Boswell sisters, but don’t be fooled by their vintage appearance, these girls are so much more and don’t limit themselves to this style. Their Aussie show in particular is beautifully eclectic, taking inspiration from folk, rock, jazz, Latin and country style music. If you are after an authentic vintage set however, then The girls From Oz excel at this style as well. Or why not have a combination of both shows for a thoroughly diverse experience! 

You’re The Voice (Aussie show):

Not just for Aussies! Sophisticated and witty reworkings of iconic Australian songs loved the world over, from Kylie, Gotye, John Farnham and Men At Work. These sassy women have found the balance between elegance and that down to earth Aussie attitude. Visually entertaining with choreography, show(wo)manship aplenty and stunning costumes from Hollywood glamour to vintage swing and of course their striking ‘Aussie Flag’ dresses. 

Backed by an excellent band, this three part close harmony troupe work their way through Australian themed songs as varied as Tim Minchin, Men at Work, Kylie and even a version of ‘Waltzing Matilda’, but in highly original arrangements that surprise, entertain and tug at the heart strings as much as they make you smile.
— fringereview.com

Everything Old Is New Again (Vintage show):

The Girls From Oz vintage show is made up of a number of ingredients; Start with the glamour and repertoire of the old movie musicals, stage shows and war time classics, throw in a bit of sensual jazz, Broadway belt, lyrical loveliness and some juicy, close harmonies (again, we thank the Andrew Sisters for this inspiration!) then garnish with some cheeky Australian banter! The outcome is an entertaining cocktail that appeals to audiences’ young and old. 

The glamorous pin-up styled outfits and sultry smooth renditions create a vintage feel throughout the night that make it difficult for you not to feel like you’ve gone back a few decades in time.
A great performance all around, the night is filled with gorgeous tunes and a lot of laughs.
— West End Wilma

PACKAGE OPTIONS FOR THE ABOVE SHOWS

Trio of Singers + Pianist

We understand that not all venues and events will suit a band, which is why we offer the option of simply using our live piano accompaniment. This package includes The Girls From Oz trio, captivating choreography, glamorous attire and our “Pommy Pianist” (who occasionally adds a 4th vocal harmony to the mix).

Trio of Singers + 3 piece band

This package includes the Girls From Oz trio, captivating choreography, glamorous attire, our pianist (who occasionally adds a 4th vocal harmony to the mix), drums (or Cajón for intimate venues) and double bass.

A perfect combination for welcome drinks, pub, cabaret and jazz bar entertainment or a swanky evening around the BBQ.

Trio of Singers + 6 piece band

For suitable venues, we recommend our high impact 6 piece ‘Bonza Band’! This includes the Girls From Oz trio, piano, drums and double bass, plus Trombone, Saxophone and Trumpet. 

From jazz clubs and cabaret stages to large scale theatres and corporate events, our dazzling musical arrangements combined with our high quality musicians guarantee a spectacular and memorable affair.

I saw the Girls from Oz perform their show at Crazy Coqs in London and it was absolutely fantastic! Their voices blend beautifully together, the music is so varied...they perform unusual arrangements of well known Aussie classics. It is completely unique, an eclectic mix of musical genres and cheeky banter which make for a very entertaining evening. There are even some surprises thrown in too! This is a show like no other, not to be missed.
— Nicholas Maude via Crazy Coqs website

 Meet our Girls From Oz

Creative Team

Artistic Director and Founder - Kara Lane

Vocal Coach - Ashleigh Fleming

Press and PR Manager - Sally White

Musical Directors - Simon Beck, Gemma Hawkins, Karen Newby and Alex Hutton

 The Girls From Oz Arrangers!

Neil Rutherford

Karen Newby

Simon Beck

James McCullagh

Gemma Hawkins

Will Arundell


Costume Designers!

Rodney Worth

Kara Lane

Our milliner is Andrew Fisher at Fish Head Hats