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Juliana Areias, Brazilian singer-songwriter joins Cheeky Tunes as our music commentator

Tonight's Cheeky Tunes Friday Happy hour has a line up of actors, directors and Brazilian musicians. To help bring this vast diverse world together, Juliana Areias tunes in from her home in Perth to share her knowledge and comment on the songs performed by Marilane de Mello and her new quintet. 

Juliana Areias is an award-winning Brazilian Singer-Songwriter. Her debut original album “Bossa Nova Baby” won “Best Brazilian Album” at the US Focus Brazil Awards in 2019 and spent five weeks in the US Jazz Top 100 .

This Saturday Juliana Areias will be performing True Live Concert (already Sold Out) two weeks ago. This is the first time she's back on stage since her show at the Foundry 616 in March prior to Sydney lockdown. Her next concert will be "Juliana Areias Jobim Songbook, September 19 and is already selling fast. 

Juliana has been nominated five times for Western Australian Music Awards including Best World Music Act and Best Song. Dubbed the “Bossa Nova Baby” by iconic Brazilian journalist Ruy Castro, Juliana has performed across Europe, USA, Japan, Latin America and Australia – including shows at the Sydney Opera House, Montreux Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s in London, the Green Room in New York, Fukiagi Hall in Japan, Auckland Festival, and Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro. Now it is your turn to feel spellbound by the Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias.
–“The idea of mixing styles and cultures is reflected in Areias’ life and her music.”, Daily Record – USA
–“Rhythmically perfect and passionate vocal delivery. The toast of the Perth Jazz Scene. The release of Bossa Nova Baby has elevated her above a mere covers singer or bossa specialist. The singer excels in an elegant co-composed duet (Belas Artes) with Australia’s finest Brazilian-oriented 7-string guitarist, Doug de Vries” – The Australian
–“We celebrate the changing face of Australian music with Brazilian-born, Perth based singer Juliana’s excellent, Bossa Nova-centred album.” – ABC Radio National
–“It’s bossa that plays soccer with Jazz – as it has since the 60’s – and scoring a goal.” – O GLOBO – Brazil
–”A wonderful Brazilian-Australian bossa nova baby with contemporary bossa nova songs.“– Key and Chords – Belgium
Connect with Juliana Areias

Book now tickets for Juliana Areias Jobim Songbook concert at the Ellington Jazz Club

Juliana Areia's favourite Sweet Cheeks Wear collection is -  Feeling Colourful Collection

Read about other guests for the evening: Aaron Tsindos (actor), Stef Jones (actor), Damien Gaglietta (writer/ director), Marilane de Mello and quintet and Juliana Areias (Brazilian Singer-songwriter and tonight's music commentator)

Cheeky Tunes Friday Happy hour is hosted by Fiona Cooper (former ABC presenter who also has an online business) and produced by Claudia Rondon. Nikki Dagostino (Little Miss Squeezebox) - who makes surprise appearances - on the accordion and piano is our resident musician. Every week we bring new artists from Australia and across the world to perform covers and original tunes. We also have guest speakers and our Cheeky Chica brand ambassadors who make an appearance too. 

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