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The National Theatre presents

Renée Geyer Memorial

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A MEMORIAL celebrating the extraordinary life of Australian jazz, blues, r&b & soul icon Renée Geyer is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at the National Theatre, St Kilda commencing at 6.30 pm.

The service and musical celebration will be an opportunity for Australians to honour Renée’s remarkable life, music and achievements.

The singer with an active six-decade career – best known for songs such as ‘It’s A Man’s Man’s World’, ‘Say I Love You’ and ‘Heading in the Right Direction’ – passed away peacefully among family and friends on January 17 after complications following hip surgery at age 69.

In a tribute on Twitter, Australian singer and TV personality Marcia Hines described Geyer as “A game changer. A soul diva. My sister in song. We have just lost a person who possessed one of the greatest voices I have ever heard.”

The American blues singer guitarist Bonnie Raitt, who worked with Geyer in the US said  ‘Australia’s incomparable Renée Geyer  was one of the greatest singers I’ve ever known”

Colin Hay (formerly of Men At Work) said Renée holds a unique place in Australian musical history. “What a woman, what a singer!  If beauty has a sound it is the voice of Renée. The US had Aretha, the UK Dusty Springfield. We had Renée!  he said.

Record Exec and former business manager, Bernard Galbally will MC the memorial service with contributions from Renée’s family and others, plus an historical tribute from Glenn A. Baker.

TV & radio presenter, Richard Wilkins will MC the second half of the evening with a musical celebration from Paul Kelly, Russell Morris, Kevin Borich, Deborah Conway, Ross Wilson, Rebecca Bernard, Renée’s house band, plus other special guests performing in her honour.

Tuesday 4 April –  6:30pm
120 minutes (including interval)

The National Theatre
20 Carlisle St, St. Kilda, VIC 3182
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All tickets $69

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Her memorial will begin at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, at National Theatre, 20 Carlisle Street (near Barkly), St Kilda.  Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before 6.30 p.m.
Parking and public transport details here.
To send condolences or to sign the online guest book visit here
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Support Act
Mgr. Kathy Nolan: 0406 260 781 email
Publicist: Annie Wright: 0417 271 820 email


April 4
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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