Shirley Power

Shirley is a musician and singer of traditional songs with the voice of an angel. She possesses a pure, clear singing voice as distinctive as her trademark autoharp.

Shirley is as at home singing in the 1,400-seat Costa Hall backed by the Geelong Philharmonic Orchestra as she is accompanying herself at festivals, in folk clubs or acoustic venues.

She has a phenomenal repertoire of traditional and vintage songs, she's as comfortable  singing the words of Robert Burns or John Lennon, Henry Lawson or Edith Piaf, Bob Dylan or Eartha Kitt.

She regularly sings with the Geelong Authentic Old Time Music Hall, (as saucy Fifi La Bonk, left); with the Drop Of A Hatband or solo in concert. But she is much more frequently seen in partnership with Colin, presenting two-person shows that mix humour, information and great songs. Their subjects range from the story of Geelong - presented as a potted musical history backed by powerpoint images for conventions or community groups - to musical biographies of J F Archibald, Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson, Robert Burns, Thomas Moore, Gracie Fields - or a whole bunch of Celtic comedians.  

But their most popular presentation is simply Shirley and Colin, Humour and Fine Music. Shirley plays guitar, Appalachian Dulcimer and keyboard as well as her autoharp.

A former nurse, she is an experienced and accomplished musical therapist. 

Listing details

Postal address: Wadawurrung Country, 6 Bayview Parade, Hamlyn Heights 3215 VIC Australia
Organisation type: Individual
Service area: Geelong

Contact: Colin Mockett
Phone: 03 5278 3768
Mobile: 0421 320 874
Email: [email protected]