Queensland audiences are in for a treat this November as acclaimed singer-songwriter Roz Pappalardo will be bringing her music comedy Banging On The Door to the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Wonderland festival on Sunday 25 November. This special performance marks the official launch of her one-woman show where she will be exploring the taboo subject of fertility through this comedy.
Delving deep into the emotions that are raised with discussions of fertility is not an easy thing to do, but Roz tackles it with a sensitivity, and humour, that will see her story resonate with audiences. “I think almost everyone has had a think about their fertility, their mortality, their future lineage, what it means to them and how they want to be part of that,” she says. “I also think that many of us know someone who has had a baby, or who have tried to have a baby, and the issues that may arise from thinking about this new addition to your life – whatever the outcome may be.”
For Roz, the inspiration for the show was derived from her own personal experience. “Well, having a crack at having a baby just happened to me … unsuccessfully,” she says. “I’m an artist and this is how I process, in front of people, spilling my story in song form. I try and find a universal theme and emotion in the story that at once allows me to release, laugh, cry, dance and hope that someone else can relate to it.”
Roz is no stranger to the Australian music scene where she has been performing there for two decades. As half of the formidable women in docs, Roz has earned acclaim for her original material. Considered one of the country’s premier independent international touring musicians, she is invested in supporting local musicians and has been mentoring up-and-coming regional female singer-songwriters through a variety of projects. She is currently working on her next solo album, anticipated for release next year.
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