Kyabram born singer Kath Buckell has brought her renowned multi-cultural band to perform for one night only.February 12, 2014 4:30am
The name may have started as a joke, but there is no denying the popularity of Kyabram born Kath Buckell’s internationally renowned band The Jammin Divas.
‘‘We even tried to change the name,’’ Ms Buckell said.
‘‘But there was a major backlash, people loved the name and wanted us to keep playing the music.’’
With a musical pedigree such as Ms Buckell’s, it is not hard to see why.
Having grown up with a love of music, she learnt piano aged four and drums aged nine.
She was accepted into Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts to study percussion by the end of secondary school.
‘‘I guess my major influences through my parents were Eric Clapton, The Bee Gees, the Beatles, Van Morrison and a lot of American folk and blues acts,’’ Ms Buckell said.
After a year at the college, she focused on more traditional rock, blues and jazz and began singing and songwriting.
It was a move to Israel to follow love aged 21 she said really opened her eyes.
She arrived at the end of the southern Lebanon war in 2005.
‘‘I didn’t know what to expect. There were bus bombings and things that did happen while I was there. I heard many stories from friends about their experiences and what they went through,’’ Ms Buckell said.
‘‘I always tried to keep an open mind though, so I visited the West Bank and the Gaza strip and I talked with the people growing up there.
‘‘With so much conflict around, it really taught me to be more present. I felt that at any moment something could happen and transform my life, so I have to appreciate what I have now.’’
After leaving Israel, she spent several years touring the American mid-west and formed the band The Jammin Divas alongside Aoife Clancy (Ireland), Nicole Zuraitis (US) and Hadar Noiberg (Israel).
Read more in the print edition of the Kyabram Free Press.
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