Ballpoint Penguins & Women with Latitude
The Ballpoint Penguins, Australia’s finest comic a capella trio, storm the intellectual barricades of decent right-minded South Australians. The trio deliver subversive wit and wordcraft on intelligent design, retail rehab and ridding your home of excess adult offspring. Anticipate the unexpected, plus original and classic musical mischief from Python to Lehrer and Flanders to Swann. “In Australia the benchmark for this kind of a capella singing is the quartet The Idea of North.... The Ballpoint Penguins have the same high standard of vocal harmony, but the focus is much more on satirical lyrics.” − Ron Banks, The West Australian online.
The 28-strong Women with Latitude shimmer through an eclectic mix from the 20th-century songbook. This year, their sought-after sound backed highly awarded Australian film “Girl Asleep”. WWL hit a high note in 2015 when they backed Gurrumul’s Gospel Songs tour. “Local Adelaide choir Women with Latitude ... joined the band ...and it’s a match made in heaven. They provided a beautiful soft backdrop to Gurrumul’s timeless vocals, embellishing every note with a restrained ethereal presence. When they did crank up the volume later in the show... the whole effect was superb.” (The Clothesline).