BEST FOLK/WORLD SONG ('Thulele Mama Ya')
RUNNER UP BEST FOLK/WORLD ALBUM - USA C.A.R.A. Awards 2003
'In a word: lush…' Hit Magazine, Australia
'Dazzling rhythms and an exotic blend of sounds and styles… (their) soul and energy will make you look at a cappella music in a whole new way…' R.A.R.B. USA
Described in their hometown as 'a national treasure', Coco's Lunch are the darlings of contemporary Australian vocal music. Renowned for their extraordinary song writing, disarming originality and stunning live performances, these five women singer/composers have been nominated for a host of Australian music awards. They have received standing ovations for their concerts throughout Australia, Asia, Canada and Europe, and in 2005 their concert for Festival Vancouver at the University of British Columbia was recorded and broadcast nationally by the Canadian Broadcasting Commission.
'Brilliant and explosive!' Cellensis Festival, Austria
Coco's Lunch have recorded numerous independent albums of original songs, including two children's albums, and have been at the forefront of original Australian vocal music for over a decade. Performed by groups and choirs worldwide, their award-winning work has also been featured on countless compilation albums, anthologies, documentaries and film.
Infused with Jazz and World influences, A Whole New Way of Getting Dressed is a well-crafted and adventurous album that encompasses a surprising wide vocal range, from angelic heights right down to warm, 'chocolaty' bass lines. It scooped the 2003 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards in the USA, scoring BEST FOLK/WORLD SONG ('Thulele Mama Ya' by Lisa Young) and Runner-Up BEST FOLK/WORLD ALBUM. It was also nominated for an ARIA award and Track 4 'All the Wild Wonders' (Sue Johnson/Elizabeth Honey) was nominated for Most Performed Jazz Work in the APRA awards.
'Works such as Shifting Time, A Whole New Way of Getting Dressed and Nicht Reserviert are testimony to bold originality, as well as superbly blended harmonious sound, which still allows room to highlight the distinctive timbres of the individual voices.' Herald Sun, Melbourne
'It has been suspected for a while that Coco's Lunch was incapable of putting out a bad album and this album does nothing to contradict that suspicion' Mainely A Cappella, USA
'On CD Coco's Lunch manage to evoke all the instantaneous magic of a live performance whilst displaying an intuitive depth of vocal arrangements and intricacy…' DB Magazine, Australia