Celebrating the pioneering women of Aussie pop & rock.

On a hot summer’s day in 1965, Merle Thornton and Rosalie Bogner walked into the public bar of the Regatta Hotel in Brisbane, calmly chained themselves to the bar rail, and ordered a beer. What happened next would change the course of Australian history - and a little less obviously - the course of music in Australia for women, forever.

Join award-winning cabaret powerhouses Amelia Ryan and Libby O’Donovan, in a rollicking, raucous celebration of songs and stories from 1960s Australia. Hear the likes of Helen Reddy, Little Pattie, Judy Stone, The Seekers, Renee Geyer, Olivia Newton-John, Margret Roadknight, Wendy Saddington, Lynne Randell, Marcie Jones and Alison McCallum, in an uplifting and nostalgic show that pays homage to the women who blazed the trails for generations to come. Through history, heart, and hilarity, they bring these incredible women - and their music - out of the sidelines, and into their rightful place in Aussie music history!

"Unsung quite literally gives voice to the real stories behind timeless Australian songs"
— Glam Adelaide
"Vibrant and vital"
— Advertiser
"A powerhouse combination, oozing energy and talent"
— Theatreview

Amelia Ryan is a multi- award winning cabaret artist, writer, presenter, and coach. Since co-winning the 2012 International Cabaret Contest, her critically acclaimed shows have traversed the Australian cabaret circuit, as well as NYC, London, and Edinburgh, playing to 5 star reviews and standing ovations.

Amelia's self-devised work includes A Storm In A D Cup, Lady Liberty, The Breast Is Yet To Come, and Livvy & Pete: The Songs of Olivia Newton-John & Peter Allen (with Helpmann award winner Michael Griffiths).

Libby O’Donovan is a “powerful and sassy performer” (SMH), renowned for her nuanced interpretations and extraordinary voice. She is a critically acclaimed Jazz and Cabaret performer and an award-winning Musical Director.

Libby has entertained audiences world-over with her unique talents, performing in New York, Tokyo and Toronto as well as Australia-wide. Equally at home in small ensemble acts as well as solo performances, she has been a proud member of ARIA nominated Coco’s Lunch, Flat on Your Bacharach, and Women With Standards, for which she won a Green Room Award for Musical Direction, and the Helpmann Award nominated The Cowgirl and The Showgirl with Australian country music stalwart, Beccy Cole.


Amelia Ryan


Elena Carapetis

Musical Director

Mark Ferguson


Amelia Ryan


Libby O'Donovan

Event and ticketing details


Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Assistive Listening

Dates & Times

Performance SAT 17 SEPTEMBER 2022 - 8:00pm
Duration Approx. 70 mins (no interval)


Adult $48.00
Concession $45.00 - A valid concession card must be presented
Four for $40 $40.00 - Buy a group of 4 tickets for $40pp
Booking fee $3.50 - A one-off booking fee applies per transaction. This is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.


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