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Coco's Lunch
OriginMelbourne, Australia
GenresA cappella
Years active1994–present
MembersJacqueline Gawler
Emma Gilmartin
Gabrielle MacGregor
Lisa Young
Past membersSue Johnson
Nicola Eveleigh
Websitewww.cocoslunch.com

Coco's Lunch is an a cappella musical group based in Melbourne, Australia. The group was founded in 1994 by vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Lisa Young (voice, percussion) and Sue Johnson (voice, percussion), with Nicola Eveleigh (voice, percussion, flute), Jaqueline Gawler (voice, percussion), and Gabrielle MacGregor (voice, percussion).[1] The group's sound is influenced by jazz, blues, classical, African and Carnatic traditions, and has been compared to artists such as Sweet Honey in the Rock and Bobby McFerrin.[2]

In 2003, Coco's Lunch won the award for "Best Folk/World Song" at the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards for "Thulele Mama Ya", from the album A Whole New Way of Getting Dressed, which in turn was runner-up for the "Best Folk/World Album" category.[3] In the same year, their song "All the Wild Wonders", written by Sue Johnson in collaboration with author Elizabeth Honey, was nominated for the category "Most Performed Jazz Work" in the APRA Music Awards of 2003.[4]

Coco's Lunch received nominations at the ARIA Music Awards of 2007 in the category Best Children's Album for their album Rat Trap Snap and in the category Best World Music Album for their album Blueprint.[5] In 2015, they won the "Best Song Composed or Originally Performed by (OPB) an AUS/NZ" category of the A Cappella Recording Awards, presented by Vocal Australia, for Lisa Young's song "Other Plans", which was also nominated for the category "Best Jazz Song".[6]

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A cappella

A cappella

A cappella music is a performance by a singer or a singing group without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. The term a cappella was originally intended to differentiate between Renaissance polyphony and Baroque concertato musical styles. In the 19th century, a renewed interest in Renaissance polyphony, coupled with an ignorance of the fact that vocal parts were often doubled by instrumentalists, led to the term coming to mean unaccompanied vocal music. The term is also used, rarely, as a synonym for alla breve.

Lisa Young Quartet

Lisa Young Quartet

The Lisa Young Quartet is a jazz-world music quartet from Melbourne, Australia, led by a vocal artist and composer Lisa Young.

Jazz

Jazz

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with its roots in blues and ragtime. Since the 1920s Jazz Age, it has been recognized as a major form of musical expression in traditional and popular music. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, complex chords, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in European harmony and African rhythmic rituals.

Blues

Blues

Blues is a music genre and musical form which originated in the Deep South of the United States around the 1860s. Blues incorporated spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts, chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads from the African-American culture. The blues form is ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll, and is characterized by the call-and-response pattern of which the twelve-bar blues is the most common. Blue notes, usually thirds, fifths or sevenths flattened in pitch, are also an essential part of the sound. Blues shuffles or walking bass reinforce the trance-like rhythm and form a repetitive effect known as the groove.

Classical music

Classical music

Classical music generally refers to the art music of the Western world, considered to be distinct from Western folk music or popular music traditions. It is sometimes distinguished as Western classical music, as the term "classical music" also applies to non-Western art music. Classical music is often characterized by formality and complexity in its musical form and harmonic organization, particularly with the use of polyphony. Since at least the ninth century it has been primarily a written tradition, spawning a sophisticated notational system, as well as accompanying literature in analytical, critical, historiographical, musicological and philosophical practices. A foundational component of Western Culture, classical music is frequently seen from the perspective of individual or groups of composers, whose compositions, personalities and beliefs have fundamentally shaped its history.

Carnatic music

Carnatic music

Carnatic music, known as Karnāṭaka saṃgīta or Karnāṭaka saṅgītam in the South Indian languages, is a system of music commonly associated with South India, including the modern Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and Sri Lanka. It is one of two main subgenres of Indian classical music that evolved from ancient Hindu Texts and traditions, particularly the Samaveda. The other subgenre being Hindustani music, which emerged as a distinct form because of Persian or Islamic influences from Northern India. The main emphasis in Carnatic music is on vocal music; most compositions are written to be sung, and even when played on instruments, they are meant to be performed in gāyaki (singing) style.

Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin

Robert Keith McFerrin Jr. is an American folk and jazz artist. He is known for his vocal techniques, such as singing fluidly but with quick and considerable jumps in pitch—for example, sustaining a melody while also rapidly alternating with arpeggios and harmonies—as well as scat singing, polyphonic overtone singing, and improvisational vocal percussion. He is widely known for performing and recording regularly as an unaccompanied solo vocal artist. He has frequently collaborated with other artists from both the jazz and classical scenes.

Elizabeth Honey

Elizabeth Honey

Elizabeth Madden Honey is an Australian children's author, illustrator and poet, best known for her picture books and middle-grade novels. Her books have been published internationally. She lives in Richmond, Melbourne.

APRA Music Awards of 2003

APRA Music Awards of 2003

The Australasian Performing Right Association Awards of 2003 are a series of awards which include the APRA Music Awards, Classical Music Awards, and Screen Music Awards. The APRA Music Awards were presented by APRA and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). The Classical Music Awards were distributed in July in Sydney and are sponsored by APRA and the Australian Music Centre (AMC). The Screen Music Awards were issued in November by APRA and Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC).

ARIA Music Awards of 2007

ARIA Music Awards of 2007

The 21st Annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards were held on 28 October 2007 at the Acer Arena at the Sydney Olympic Park complex. Rove McManus was the host of the event. The nominees for all categories were announced on 19 September, while the winners of the Artisan Awards were announced on that same day.

ARIA Award for Best Children's Album

ARIA Award for Best Children's Album

The ARIA Music Award for Best Children's Album is an award presented at the annual ARIA Music Awards, which recognises "the many achievements of Aussie artists across all music genres", since 1987. It is handed out by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation whose aim is "to advance the interests of the Australian record industry." The Wiggles hold the record for the most wins in this category.

ARIA Award for Best World Music Album

ARIA Award for Best World Music Album

The ARIA Music Award for Best World Music Album, is an award presented within the Fine Arts Awards at the annual ARIA Music Awards. It was inaugurated in 1995 as Best Folk/World/Traditional Release. The ARIA Awards recognise "the many achievements of Aussie artists across all music genres", and have been given by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) since 1987.

Members

Current

  • Jacqueline Gawler
  • Emma Gilmartin
  • Gabrielle MacGregor
  • Lisa Young

Past

  • Sue Johnson
  • Nicola Eveleigh

Guest Members/Subs

  • Libby O'Donovan
  • Annemarie Sharry
  • Miriam Crellin

Discography

Albums

List of albums
Title Album details
Raise The Tender Heart
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Newmarket Music (NEW 2014.2)
  • Formats: CD
Wally Wombat Shuffle
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Coco's Lunch
  • Formats: CD
Invisible Rhythm
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Newmarket Music (NEW 3020.2)
  • Formats: CD
A Whole New Way of Getting Dressed
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Newmarket Music (NEW 3097.2)
  • Formats: CD
Blueprint
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Sound Vault Records (SV0562)
  • Formats: CD
Rat Trap Snap
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Sound Vault Records (SV0571)
  • Formats: CD
I Wanna Be A Mermaid
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Coco's Lunch
  • Formats: CD, digital
Misra Chappu
  • Released: November 2020
  • Label: Coco's Lunch
  • Formats: CD, digital

Awards and nominations

ARIA Music Awards

The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music. They commenced in 1987.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2007 Blueprint ARIA Award for Best World Music Album Nominated [5]
2007 Rat Trap Snap ARIA Award for Best Children's Album Nominated

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ARIA Music Awards

ARIA Music Awards

The Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards is an annual series of awards nights celebrating the Australian music industry, put on by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). The event has been held annually since 1987 and encompasses the general genre-specific and popular awards as well as Fine Arts Awards and Artisan Awards, Achievement Awards and ARIA Hall of Fame – the latter were held separately from 2005 to 2010 but returned to the general ceremony in 2011. For 2010, ARIA introduced public voted awards for the first time.

ARIA Music Awards of 2007

ARIA Music Awards of 2007

The 21st Annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards were held on 28 October 2007 at the Acer Arena at the Sydney Olympic Park complex. Rove McManus was the host of the event. The nominees for all categories were announced on 19 September, while the winners of the Artisan Awards were announced on that same day.

ARIA Award for Best World Music Album

ARIA Award for Best World Music Album

The ARIA Music Award for Best World Music Album, is an award presented within the Fine Arts Awards at the annual ARIA Music Awards. It was inaugurated in 1995 as Best Folk/World/Traditional Release. The ARIA Awards recognise "the many achievements of Aussie artists across all music genres", and have been given by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) since 1987.

ARIA Award for Best Children's Album

ARIA Award for Best Children's Album

The ARIA Music Award for Best Children's Album is an award presented at the annual ARIA Music Awards, which recognises "the many achievements of Aussie artists across all music genres", since 1987. It is handed out by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation whose aim is "to advance the interests of the Australian record industry." The Wiggles hold the record for the most wins in this category.

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References
Notes
Sources
  • Alexander, Deepa (14 November 2013). "United in Song". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  • "ARIA Awards". ARIA. 2007. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  • "Most Performed Jazz Work". APRA. 2003. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  • "2003 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award Winners". Contemporary A Cappella Society. 2003. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  • "Winners - AUSACA: PLAY A Cappella Recording Awards". Vocal Australia. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  • Young, Lisa (6 October 1999). "Coco's Lunch: Invisible Rhythm". 'Mixdown' Monthly (Interview). Interviewed by Andrian Pertout. Melbourne. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
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