“Woman Got Soul” is the first single to be released from the 'Melbourne's Women of Soul' album, due for release April 2015 featuring Melbourne’s premier soul voices Kylie Auldist, Stella Angelico, Chelsea Wilson, Rita Satch, Candice Monique, Christina Perfection, (The Perfections), Lisa Faithfull (Soul Safari) and May Johnston (Deep Street Soul), Carla Troiano, Jennifer Kingwell and Shae Mourtzakis.
In conjunction with International Women’s Day WOS are offering up the track as a fundraising single for the entire month of March. ALL proceeds raised through the song during March will be donated to the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria.
The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria focuses strongly on empowering those who have experienced family violence and the people who dedicate their lives to helping survivors. They support women, men, children, LGBTIQ communities and people experiencing disability.
Women of Soul want to use International Women's Day as an opportunity to highlight their amazing work and thank them for making a difference.
"The work DVRCV do is so admirable. Their services are really accessible and they provide a truly safe place for people to seek help and information. I’m so proud Women of Soul are supporting DVRCV for International Women’s Day" Christina Perfection
The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) is a statewide service in Melbourne, Victoria. They provide training, publications, research and other resources to those experiencing (or who have experienced) family violence, and practitioners and service organisations who work with family violence survivors.
They are a non-profit organisation, supported by the Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia.
About Women of Soul:
The Women of Soul performance series celebrates original Australian female soul artists. To commemorate five years of collaboration the vocalists have teamed up to produce the Women of Soul album presenting 10 new songs recorded exclusively for the album. The album features an all-star backing band made up of members of some of the finest soul bands in Australia including The Putbacks, Cookin on 3 Burners and The Bamboos making this the biggest collaborative project in the history of Australian soul music. Album launch show to be announced soon!
About International Women’s Day:
Since the early 1900s IWD has called for greater gender equality and celebrated women’s achievements. WD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The United States designates the whole month of March as 'Women's History Month'. Throughout Australia Women’s Day Events take place throughout the month of March. Get involved and make everyday International Women's Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.
More info: www.internationalwomensday.com
released March 1, 2015
Woman Got Soul by Women of Soul with guests Shae Mourtzakis, Carla Troiano and Jennifer Kingwell
Written by J. Mason/ T. McEwan
Drums – Rory McDougall
Bass- Mick Meagher
Guitar – Dan West
Percussion – Phil Binotto
Trumpet – Ari Sarrar
Piano, Hammond organ, Saxophones – Jake Mason
BVs by WOS
Rory McDougall and Mick Meagher appear courtesy of Hope Street Recordings
Produced/ Recorded and Mastered by Jake Mason
A&R by Chelsea Wilson
Recorded at Van Ness Studios
Photography Helen Melville
Graphic Design Iandtheothers