Past Tributes & Events

Past tributes and events

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Joni's Soul began as a collaboration between highly respected ‘from-the-heart’ singer Gina Foster and world-class guitarist Ronnie Johnson, attracting some of the UK's finest players with a shared love for the musician they consider the greatest singer/songwriter of the last half century.

Coyote, Hejira, Edith and the Kingpin, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, A Case of You, Trouble Child, Help Me and Gina Foster’s gorgeous version of Both Sides Now – it’s through songs like these that the band explore the unique song writing and gift of performance Joni Mitchell revealed in her iconic albums Blue, Court and Spark, Hejira, The Hissing of Summer Lawns and beyond.

Performers:
Gina Foster, Vocals
Ronnie Johnson, Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Patrick Johnson, Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Ross Stanley, Keyboards
Geoff Dunn, Drums
Steve Pearce, Bass Bass

More information here.

Among the singer/songwriters who emerged in the 1960s, none were as adventurous, incisive, or influential as Joni Mitchell. Her melodious tunes support her poetic and often very personal lyrics to make her one of the most authentic artists of her time. As a performer, she is widely hailed for her unique style of playing guitar. Mitchell's unflinching struggle for her own artistic independence has made her a role model for many other musicians. Mitchell is also a noted painter and has created the beautiful artwork that appears on the packaging of her music albums.

She first became famous for penning "Both Sides Now", a song that helped launch the career of Judy Collins. Her first album appeared in 1968, which featured her voice and her acoustic guitar with virtually no other accompaniment on most songs. Other highly successful albums followed. Mitchell won her first Grammy Award in 1969 for Clouds. She has won seven more Grammy Awards since then, in several different categories, including traditional pop, pop music, and lifetime achievement. More information here.

Singer, songwriter, painter, poet, activist and voice of a generation, Joni Mitchell is an essential part of the soundtrack to the twentieth century.

Five unique Australian voices – Katie Noonan, Ella Hooper, Wendy Matthews, Melinda Schneider and Kristin Berardi – come together to express just how much the songwriting legend means to them in Both Sides Now: Celebrating the Songs of Joni Mitchell. Backed by an outstanding 12-piece band, hear this powerful line-up perform all of Joni Mitchell's unforgettable songs live on stage, including 'Big Yellow Taxi', 'Both Sides Now', 'Blue', 'Woodstock', 'Circle Game' and 'A Case Of You'.

Both Sides Now is a concert not just for Joni fans but for anyone who loves real music, sung from the heart. More information here.

Singer, songwriter, painter, poet, activist and voice of a generation, Joni Mitchell is an essential part of the soundtrack to the twentieth century.

Five unique Australian voices – Katie Noonan, Ella Hooper, Wendy Matthews, Melinda Schneider and Kristin Berardi – come together to express just how much the songwriting legend means to them in Both Sides Now: Celebrating the Songs of Joni Mitchell. Backed by an outstanding 12-piece band, hear this powerful line-up perform all of Joni Mitchell's unforgettable songs live on stage, including 'Big Yellow Taxi', 'Both Sides Now', 'Blue', 'Woodstock', 'Circle Game' and 'A Case Of You'.

Both Sides Now is a concert not just for Joni fans but for anyone who loves real music, sung from the heart. More information here.

Singer, songwriter, painter, poet, activist and voice of a generation, Joni Mitchell is an essential part of the soundtrack to the twentieth century.

Five unique Australian voices – Katie Noonan, Ella Hooper, Wendy Matthews, Melinda Schneider and Kristin Berardi – come together to express just how much the songwriting legend means to them in Both Sides Now: Celebrating the Songs of Joni Mitchell. Backed by an outstanding 12-piece band, hear this powerful line-up perform all of Joni Mitchell's unforgettable songs live on stage, including 'Big Yellow Taxi', 'Both Sides Now', 'Blue', 'Woodstock', 'Circle Game' and 'A Case Of You'.

Both Sides Now is a concert not just for Joni fans but for anyone who loves real music, sung from the heart. More information here.

Among the singer/songwriters who emerged in the 1960s, none were as adventurous, incisive, or influential as Joni Mitchell. Her melodious tunes support her poetic and often very personal lyrics to make her one of the most authentic artists of her time. As a performer, she is widely hailed for her unique style of playing guitar. Mitchell's unflinching struggle for her own artistic independence has made her a role model for many other musicians. Mitchell is also a noted painter and has created the beautiful artwork that appears on the packaging of her music albums.

She first became famous for penning "Both Sides Now", a song that helped launch the career of Judy Collins. Her first album appeared in 1968, which featured her voice and her acoustic guitar with virtually no other accompaniment on most songs. Other highly successful albums followed. Mitchell won her first Grammy Award in 1969 for Clouds. She has won seven more Grammy Awards since then, in several different categories, including traditional pop, pop music, and lifetime achievement.

Spotlight On Joni Mitchell features her hit songs including “Big Yellow Taxi.” “Both Sides Now.” “Chelsea Morning,” “Free Man in Paris,” and more. More information here.

Following its sold out Sydney season in 2017, Queenie van de Zandt returns her Helpmann nominated cabaret, BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, to Hayes Theatre for 8 performances only.

Australian cabaret chanteuse and musical theatre star, Queenie van de Zandt, renowned for her artful storytelling and raw, emotive vocals, brings to you the songs, stories and art of the musical legend that is Joni Mitchell.

Renaissance woman, painter and poet, Mitchell created a soundtrack for the Woodstock generation.

“Joni is my favourite singer/songwriter and I’ve been wanting to do a show about her and her music for some time,” said Queenie. “She gave a daughter up for adoption early in her career and her music was so influenced by this experience. When I gave birth to my daughter, it felt like a perfect time to explore this mother and daughter relationship and the effect that becoming a parent has on your creativity.”

In BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Queenie, along with her live band, explores her love of all things Joni. Using voice overs and intimate storytelling, Queenie takes us on a sonic journey through Joni’s life, loses and loves, affectionately reinterpreting her melancholy music, and intimately revealing the stories behind some of her most haunting songs such as A Case of You, Both Sides Now, Big Yellow Taxi and Little Green.

BLUE has been touring to sold-out houses and rave reviews across Australia and in the US since 2017. Along the way it has won a slew of theatre awards, as well as being nominated for the prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer and the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Cabaret Production.

Blue: The Songs of Joni Mitchell is a beguiling night of melancholic songs, poetic storytelling and haunting vocals in a perfect intimate setting. More information here.

Join Lauren Fox as she tells the story of Joni Mitchell's life through her music at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre with The Evolution of Joni Mitchell July 8, 2022.

Lauren Fox created The Evolution of Joni Mitchell, after being inspired by David Yaffe's passionate, brilliant biography, "Reckless Daughter." In chronological order, Lauren takes us on a captivating and enlightening journey through Joni Mitchell's life and music!

From early folk to folk-rock, to jazz and pop music, Joni Mitchell continually evolved and pushed the envelope, defying critics and fans, who wanted her to stay the lithe and lovely, gentle folk faerie that they fell in love with in the 60's. Joni is a true pioneer, blazing a trail for women in music for decades to come, by never compromising her artistry. More information here.

More information here.

Joni's Soul began as a collaboration between "from-the-heart" London soul singer Gina Foster and former longtime Van Morrison guitarist Ronnie Johnson, enlisting some of UK's very finest players with a shared love for an artist they consider not just the greatest singer/songwriter but also one of the top guitar innovators of the last half century.

Coyote, Hejira, Edith and the Kingpin, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, A Case of You, Trouble Child, Help Me and Gina’s gorgeous version of Both Sides Now - it’s through songs like these that the band explore the unique songwriting and gift of performance Joni revealed in her iconic albums Blue, Court and Spark, Hejira, The Hissing of Summer Lawns and beyond …

Drawing on their own emotional response to these songs Joni’s Soul have looked beyond merely the faithful reproduction of the Joni Mitchell songbook to shine a light on the most soulful aspects of her words and music.

Gina Foster - vocals, Ronnie Johnson and Patrick Johnson (guitars), Ross Stanley (keyboards), Steve Pearce (bass), Richard Bailey (drums). More information here.