5 things to know about Meg Washington

Yes, she’s a phenomenal singer/songwriter, evocative performer and ARIA award winner, but there’s so much more to Meg Washington. Meg’s music will be given the full symphonic treatment when she unites with the Tasmanian, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestra's in 2024.

Learn more about Meg ahead of her Hobart appearance on January 30. 

1. In 2022 Meg released Hot Fuss, a covers album reimagining the 2004 album of the same name by American rock band The Killers.

The surprising release was borne from,  in Meg’s word’s, a “piano practice turned into covering the entire [Killers’] debut record.”

The result is a pared-back rendition of the high-energy originals, mostly Washington’s voice and piano. You can listen below, our pick is Mr Brightside.

2. This isn’t Meg’s first orchestra rodeo.

She performed with the TSO back in 2017, playing favourites from albums I believe You Liar, There There and Insomnia to a full house. Washington has also performed with state orchestras like Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. Don’t miss out on this electrifying collaboration again!

"The orchestra is an amazing organism, able to create textures and dynamics and feelings that are totally unique.”

Quote by Meg Washington for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Image features Meg performing with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2017.

3. She has a stutter that disappears when she sings.

Washington developed her speech impediment in childhood. In her 2014 TED Talk at the University of Sydney, she said “singing is the only way I feel fluent”.

You can watch it here:

4. She's the voice of Calypso in Bluey.

If you’ve ever watched an episode of smash-hit Aussie kid’s show Bluey you may have heard Meg’s voice. In 2018, Washington lent her voice to Calypso, the Australian Shepherd who is Bluey’s primary school teacher.  Her melodic voice appears in episodes throughout the 3 seasons. You can watch them here.

5. She can draw!

The lyric video for her 2020 single Dark Parts features hand drawn illustrations by Washington.

Don’t miss the multi-talented, genre-defying Meg Washington with the TSO!

30 January at Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, nipaluna / Hobart.

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