1971 – THE MUSIC

With Nadia Sunde 

Presented by Queensland Cabaret Festival and Metro Arts

Janis Joplin’s Pearl, Carole King’s Tapestry and Led Zeppelin’s IV; Nadia Sunde takes us on a journey into the soundtrack of a year that has never really left us.

1971 explores a year in music that continues to weave its soulful tapestry throughout our 21st century lives. It was the year of Sticky Fingers, Janis Joplin’s Pearl, Carole King’s Tapestry and Led Zeppelin’s IV…to name just a few. Multi-award-winning chanteuse and ABC music journo Nadia Sunde takes her audience on a journey into the soundtrack of a year that has never really left us.

Settle in for an epic evening of music, featuring songs by Carole King, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, Harry Nilsson, Elton John, Bill Withers, John Denver, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones and more.

This stunning concert cabaret brings Nadia’s ‘deliciously warm and soulful’ voice together with Peta Leigh Wilson on keys, Kym Ambrose on drums, Crick Boue on bass and Scott French on guitar.


Sat 30 Oct, 2021




New Benner Theatre | Metro Arts, West End


General Admission $40*
Concession $32*
Groups 6+

* +Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased


60 mins


Suitable for all ages.

Image by MJP Photography



Nadia Sunde
An acclaimed cabaret artist, songwriter, theatre actress, comedienne and former ABC radio presenter, Nadia Sunde is an outstanding performer. She effortlessly creates moments with audiences that hold the space for joyful, righteous and inspiring connections. Nadia is the recipient of multiple national and international songwriting and performance awards including a Queensland Music Award, APRA Art Music Award, International Songwriting Award and a Gold Coast Creative Industries Award. Between 2003 – 2011, Nadia became a household name in her home of South East Queensland as a presenter/producer for ABC radio – including regional and statewide broadcasts. Nadia’s current performance projects include the large scale roller skating theatre spectacle ‘RINK’, in partnership with Australian theatre dance company Everybody NOW! Nadia is a creative lead, performer and musical director on this project. A multi-award winning theatre maker and songwriter for children, Nadia has written six original theatre works for 0-8 year olds and their families. In late 2020 Nadia was commissioned by the State Library of Queensland to write 5 original songs inspired by their book series ‘Stories for Little Queenslanders’.

Nadia Sunde – vocals
Peta Leigh Wilson – piano/keys
Kym Ambrose – drums
Jamie Clark – guitars
Chris Pearson – bass


Queensland Cabaret Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Brisbane City Council. Metro Arts is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy.  The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.


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