Girl Friday, a popular part of the Sunny Coast jazz and blues scene since 2016, has been gathering an army of loyal fans who come out to listen to their smooth standards and cool originals. Michele G, who fronts the quartet with her dulcet tones and deep lyrics, has been likened to Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin with her soulful delivery, honed over years of performing in Australia and Europe. It’s the actress in her that extracts the meaning from every tune, experience gained during her time treading the boards on the UK musical theatre scene.
Her partner in crime is established bassist/guitarist, Logan McIvor, an accomplished musician and songwriter who performs everything from Brubeck to Bacharach and beyond. Making up the remainder of the quartet are Calvin Hunter, with his sensual sax solos adding spice to every tune, and jazz drummer, Peter Coombs, with his selection of sticks, brushes and percussion enhancing every beat.