The four lovely ladies from the Glamma Rays are preparing for their next big show at Anita’s Theatre in Thirroul on September 16.
The Northern Illawarra locals are all accomplished performers in their own right and have been working together for five years, at events, festivals and venues right across Australia.
The group is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Jodi Phillis (formerly of The Clouds). Keen to try out some of her new material, she called on the finest female voices she knew, and the Glamma Rays was born. Since then Jodi, Malika Elizabeth, Tiffany Sinton and Genevieve Davis have worked together, performing only original material in their unique and glamorous style.
When they’re not performing, the Glamma Rays all work musically.
Jodi writes most of the girl’s songs. She also composes music for films and is a music teacher.
Malika is currently writing a documentary and musical about her Great Aunt Jesse Mae Robinson, who was the first African American woman to ‘cross the line’ and top the US charts in 1951. Her songs have been covered by artists including Paul McCartney, Nina Simone and Led Zeppelin!
“We love working together and only perform if all four of us can be there,” says Malika. “We love to do what we do best whenever we can!”
Genevieve Davis has been a performer since she was three and worked with the Australian Opera at just 16. The Austinmer Primary School and Bulli High school captain was once a regular on Australian television shows including Hey Hey It’s Saturday, then went on to perform in major musical theatre productions, including Rent!
She’s now a music teacher who loves every minute she spends with the Glamma Rays. “There is no competition and no ego,” she says. “Jodi has a song she wanted to try with female voices and it sounded so nice we decide to continue with it. We are really looking forward to performing locally and know the show at Anita’s is going to be loads of fun!”
You can book your tickets HERE