Sydney Stringspace Singers

Briana (jazz & pop singer):

Briana is a Sydney-based vocalist and composer whose itchy feet have led her to bounce back and forth between New York and Sydney over the past few years.

Briana graduated from the Australian Institute of Music (BMUS) and travelled to New York to record her original compositions ‘When Fiction Comes to Life’. Briana also jumped back on a plane to the big apple to record her pop-inspired second album ‘Paper Mache City’. Her album “When Fiction Comes to Life” was recently nominated for ‘Best Vocal Jazz Album’ in the Australian Jazz Bell Awards.

Briana’s inspiration ranges from The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Fiona Apple to Bach. Her unique creativity and outstanding ability as a performer, improviser, and composer are recognised through her ongoing career achievements.

Invited to perform with her band at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival supporting Katie Noonan. Briana was again invited back to the Wangaratta Jazz Festival to compete as 1 of 10 finalists in the National Jazz Awards for Voice.

“With influences ranging from Joni Mitchell and James Taylor to painters Rothko and Picasso, Cowlishaw’s new sound is bound to be a heady brew. “The Sydney Morning Herald.

Stringspace Projects: StringspaceLive YouTube Channel. Briana’s Stringspace YouTube performances are amongst some of the most-watched jazz standard covers in the world.

Stringspace Events: Tiffany’s VIP events at their Collins Street store in Melbourne, & then shortly after at their Sydney city store. Briana was given jewellery by Tiffany’s to wear at these events; ANZ Design Dinner at the Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne; In-store performances for MYER.

Jade (jazz, soul & pop singer):

Australian R&B/soul singer Jade MacRae is also a beautiful, stylish jazz singer. Her self-titled album was nominated for an ARIA Award, and a number of her pop songs have had chart-topping success.

Stringspace Projects include:

Jade features on our YouTube channel StringspaceLive; the launch of the Olivia Newton-John Wellness Centre (Melbourne), feature performance at the Friends Gather Round Supercharge Your Life event, Porsche Christmas Party (Melbourne), March Into Merivale – a Justin Hemmes event – singing with our String Quartet (Sydney), feature performance at the New South Wales Art Gallery Exhibition Opening “Making Modernism”.

“Gladys could have saved us all a fortune by having Jade MacRae demolish the Sydney Football Stadium. One note should have done the job; such is the singer’s staggering power. Were anything left tottering, Carl Dewhurst could have napalmed it with a guitar solo. MacRae doesn’t do things by halves. Having penned a batch of songs buried deep in the R&B tradition.”

Milan (pop & soul singer):

Milan adds a young and fresh perspective to timeless hits and a classic take on the newest pop sensations. She combines her love for hip-hop and jazz with soul and pop tunes. Milan is known for her sultry vocals and electrifying guitar work. She seamlessly swaps between song, rap, and guitar, having the listener mesmerized and all the while creating a fun, intimate and relaxed environment.

Milan creates an effortlessly classy and relaxed ambience on a lazy Sunday afternoon or turning up the heat and having the room shaking like a polaroid picture on a Friday night! Needless to say, Milan is versatile and incredibly experienced. She can perform solo with her guitar or upwards to a 6 piece band – adding backing vocalists and extra instrumentalists to really pump up the jam!

Festivals: Sydney Festival, Brisbane Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Darling Harbour Jazz Festival & The Soul Festival.

Stringspace Projects: Milan features on our YouTube Channel StringspaceLive.