|Born||London city, England|
|Years active||1970 - today|
Linda Cable is a contemporary jazz singer, songwriter, composer, and on stage performer. She appeared regularly on Australian Television in the early 1970's through to the 1990's in most popular TV Variety Show. She has recorded 5 CDs, 4 of them with her label Move Records.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Linda Cable was born in London, but emigrated to Australia with her parents. She began her career as a guitarist with “Grown Up Wrong” her first band, but she changed to become a professional bass player for the following 6 years, touring Australia, Asia and Europe, before she became a professional solo singer. She started singing Soul, R&B, whilst playing bass with the group "Rotary Connection" ; when the singer suddenly left without notice, she was was called upon to sing, without any experience, this is how her singing career began. She met her husband, saxophone player Billy Harrower who ended up joining the one year European tour with "Rotary Connection". They worked together in Europe before returning to Australia early 70's, where they married. Linda Cable continued being a bass player joining the band: Barry McAskill & the Levi Smith Clefs for 18 months. Her marriage kept her from returning to work in Europe. Living in Australia, she decided to pursue her musical career only as a jazz singer
Jazz singer, Composer and Songwriter[edit | edit source]
In the 70's, Linda Cable toured around Australia and New-Zealand for six months with notorious Daly-Wilson Big Band as part of a trio of singers composed of Linda Cable, Neva Phillips and Delys Lockett .
after this experience, she evolved into a jazz singer, became one of the inner core of Session Singers in Melbourne’s Recording Industry singing on jingles and records from mid 70’s to the late 90’s.
She became a songwriter and composer, all her songs are registered at the Australasian Performing Right Association APRA/AMOCOS.
In 1992, she sang as a featured artist at Ronnie Scotts' London Jazz Club for a week's engagement in London, where she performed nightly.
Linda Cable had a six months performance in Japan, every night at The Nagoya Hilton’s Penthouse Supper Club in 2002.
She played live shows mainly in Melbourne and Sydney when in Australia, supported by virtuoso musicians as the arranger David Hirschfelder, pianist Peter Jones, drummer David Jones, guitarist Jim Kelly, bass Jeremy Alsop, drummer Virgil Donati, trumpet/flugelhorn Bobby Venier, sax/flute Billy Harrower, drummer Darryn Farrugia, guitar Simon Patterson, piano/synth Phil Turcio, Pianist Ray Alldridge; Pianist Bobby Sedergreen or Tony Gould, Mike Williams, bass, Drummer Peter Blick.
CD albums[edit | edit source]
Her first album “Ya-De-Ya” was recorded in 1985 with her label Move Records, with all original songs she composed, described as a creative underground jazz music style.This album received a positive review in 1986 in the music magazine Ear to Ear magazine. She subsequently recorded her second album, a mix of original songs and jazz standards, on a CD called “Just for the Record” for Move Records in 1992, followed by "Just a Dreamer" which were more original songs, followed by a Celtic Jazz & Flamenco style album called "Prism". She recorded this fifth CD for Move Records with two Melbourne Celtic classical guitarists, Mario Lattuada and Michael Bratetich, co-writing original songs.
She independently released one more album called "Grinning From Era to Era"  released of various other individual songs recorded over a decade in a underground pop jazz style.
TV series and Movie[edit | edit source]
Linda Cable appeared in over one hundred TV performances, on all major TV networks around Australia. Her television career began when the Daly Wilson Big Band was created on Channel 7's TV Variety show, called "The Penthouse Club", as a regular guest on Saturday nights. Linda Cable's TV career continued into the 1990's, singing on all the major TV Variety Shows, including The Bert Newton, Daryl Somers show or Mark Walsh shows, Ray Martin Show, Peter Couchman Show, Hey Hey It's Saturday Show, Steve Visard Show, Ernie Sigley Show and Don Lane Show.
She was the guest star , in 1985, of the Don Burrows Collection, a weekly TV series on ABC TV (Australian Broadcasting Commission), where each week, Don Burrows featured a prominent Jazz Artist to perform a one hour TV Special with brilliant line-up of musical talents, this TV show is still held in high esteem by Melbourne musicians.
Linda Cable played in 1993 on-screen  with American actor Jimmy Smits in the movie Gross Misconduct. Linda Cable wrote a song for this movie “Lonely Night Blues” which helped her get the part, but whilst she sang “Lily was Here” onscreen with Jimmy Smits, “Lonely Night Blues”  was held back and didn’t appear in the film although the the-end-of-film credits say otherwise.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Artist page Linda Cable on Move Records Label". Move Records.
- Michael, Foster (21 May 1973). "Music - Band retains excitement - Excitement is the Daly-Wilson Big Band". The Caberra Times: 3.
- "The Australian Live Performance Database - The Magic Show in Melbourne 1975 - Contributors: Linda Cable". AusStage. 2 August 1975.
- "Australian Production of The Magic Show on YouTube". YouTube video.
- "Ya-de-ya review and press quote". Move Records Labels.
- "Just For The Record - Renowned jazz singer Linda Cable performs a collection of scintillating moody ballads and up-tempo jazz songs". Label Move Records.
- "Just for the Record album and songs". Itunes Music Preview.
- "Just a Dreamer review on Move Records Label". Move Records Label.
- "Years in the making, the music on this debut album Prism blends thought-provoking lyrics with a strikingly original combination of classical, Celtic and jazz music with Spanish influences and Brazilian rhythms". Move Records Label.
- Penthouse Club TV series (1970–1978),episode aired 11 January 1975, 3h 30min
- Penthouse Club TV series (1970–1978), episode aired 14 December 1974, with stars: Michael Williamson, Yvonne Barrett, Linda Cable, 3h 30min
- The Daryl Somers Show (1982-1983)
in Episodes aired in 1983, Episode #2.5
In Episode aired 9 November 1982, Episode #1.24
In Episode aired 28 September 1982, Episode #1.18
In Episode aired 17 August 1982, Episode #1.12
In Episode aired 27 July 1982, Episode #1.9
The Daryl Somers Christmas Show, Episode aired 21 September 1982
- Divine Miss C invades the Midler ground- 1984 - Information about the Mark Walsh show.
- "Video archive of Linda Cable on-screen with american actor Jimmy Smits in the movie "Gross Misconduct" in 1993, filmed in Melbourne". YouTube video.
- Linda, Cable. "Lonely Night Blue song". YouTube video.
- Linda, Cable. "Lonely Night Blues - Short Teaser". YouTube video.
Appendices[edit | edit source]
List of Linda Cable original composition[edit | edit source]
- Bells of Freedom (Cable)
- Lonely Night Blues (Cable)
- Cats in the Kitchen (Cable)
- Setting Sun (Drifting Away) (Cable/Kelly)
- Streets of Paris (Cable)
- You Got Me Calling (Cable)
- Betcha (Cable/Kelly)
- Lovers & Friends (Cable)
- Just a Dreamer (Cable /Turcio)
- Here Before (Williams/Cable)
- Memories of the Beach (Cable/Lattuda/Bratetich)
- Prism (Cable/Lattuda/Bratetich)
- The Joker (Cable/Kelly)
- I Can Fly (Cable/Lattuda/Bratetich)
- Eastology (Cable/Jones)
- Night time Sky (Cable/Lattuda/Bratetich)
- Sneaking ‘Round Corners (Cable)
- Danger in Disguise (Cable/Lattuda/Bratetich)
- Tango (Cable/Lattuda/Bratetich)
- Golden Door (Cable)
- Little Dreams (Cable/Lattuda/Bratetich)
- Sticks & Stones (Cable/Lattuda/Bratetich)
- Fragile (Gould/Cable)
- Wondering (Cable/Lattuda/Bratetich)
- Looking For Love (Cable)
- Awakening (Cable/Lattuda/Bratetich)
- Me Behind the Wheel (Cable)
- Ruby Red and Crimson (Cable/Turcio)
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