Saddle Turns 10: A Celebration Of Aussie Music


“Surprise” Birthday in the Saddle

I wish we could all be together, alas 2020… Join me and about 40 talented friends and heroes for my birthday concert online as we share some music, Live in the Saddle style.

Bon Iver – Bon Iver

After a year long hiatus, The Saddle is back in action to cover Bon Iver's self-titled album. 20 brilliant musicians and singers will capture your imagination replicating the intricate layers of Vernon's musical warmth and raw beauty.

The Beatles – Abbey Road

Arguably one of the most epic albums of the 20th Century, Abbey Road was the last studio album The Beatles recorded and has left its indelible mark on generations. Witness 22 brilliant musicians and singers recreate the album live from start to finish in this joyful...


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23 October 2021 7pm-10:30pm
Location: Online

Songs & performers

Sunshine On A Rainy Day – Christine Anu
Performed by Nicole Smith and houseband

Original Sin – INXS
Performed by Marissa Skovron and Jonathan Skovron

Burn For You – John Farnham
Performed by Marissa Skovron

Light At The End Of The Tunnel – Something for Kate
Performed by John Englezos

Crazy – Cordrazine
Performed by Leigh Maizels

Happy Birthday Helen – Things Of Stone And Wood
Performed by Russell Bratton

Under The Milky Way – The Church
Performed by Phoebe Shepherd

Magnolia – Gang of Youths
Performed by Jess Garsia

Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye
Performed by Adrian and Annessa Close

Scar – Missy Higgins
Performed by Naomi Woodward and houseband

Reasons / Two Strong Hearts – John Farnham
Performed by Natalie Calia

Arms – The Paper Kites
Performed by Emily and Daniel Centonze-Williams

Yes I’m Changing – Tame Impala
Performed by Brad Ericson, Kathryn Farrell, Remy Chadwick

Heavy Heart – You Am I
Performed by Alia Vryens and Tim Beresford

Love Lies – Josh Pyke
Performed by Lizzie and Paul Ellis

When The War Is Over – Cold Chisel
Performed by Dallas Cosmas

There Is No Such Place – Augie March
Performed by Hayley Kennedy and Simon Kennedy

True Blue – John Williamson
Performed by Kris Nagy

Blue Sky Mine – Midnight Oil
Performed by Evan Englezos and houseband

Kick – INXS
Performed by Stacey-Louise Camilleri and houseband

Holy Grail – Hunters & Collectors
Performed by Dean Mealing and houseband

Desert Prayer – Sons Of Korah
Performed by Mel and Tandia Cook, Jonty Smith

Day You Went Away / Torn – Wendy Matthews / Natalie Imbruglia
Performed by Katie Weston

Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil
Performed by Calum and Sophia Evans, Oscar and Bill

Flame Trees – Sarah Blasko
Performed by Leah Gargano and Evan Englezos

Houseband and accompanists

Adam Ball – bass
Adrian Close – bass
Chris Wallace – sax
Dean Mealing – drums
Evan Englezos – keys & guitar
Jess Garsia – keys
Kit Millais – trombone & tuba
Leigh Maizels – keys
Natalie Calia – sax
Nate Rate – trumpet
Phoebe Darlison – keys
Ross Chapman – sax
Stacey-Louise Camilleri – keys & flute
Steve Joynt – sax
Tim Beresford – guitar


Evan Englezos – producer, music director, video production
John Englezos – visual creative
Lord Eugene Wong – community engagement & creative advisor
Nicole Smith – communications, administration
Sandy Hale – communications, social media
Stacey-Louise Camilleri – video production