KYLIE AULDIST & AARADHNA (NZ)
Two jewels of the international soul scene, Australia’s own Kylie Auldist and New Zealand’s Aaradhna, come together at Riverboats 2017 with a mission to get everyone up on their feet.
Taking a break from intercontinental tour hopping as the voice of the #1 hit ‘This Girl’ by Kungs vs. Cookin’ on 3 Burners, at long last Kylie returns to her home country to launch her new electro dance release ‘Family Tree’. ‘Brown Girl’, the #1 single from Aaradhna’s 2016 album of the same name, compliments Kylie’s recent success, and this exclusive set offers a unique chance to watch these leading ladies of funk and soul get down amongst the red gums at Riverboats.
Described as “Melbourne’s high priestess of soul”, Kylie Auldist’s fourth album combines her love of contemporary Electronic Dance Music and influences from the hedonistic, golden age of Disco, Funk and Boogie. Kylie describes the new album as the love-child of Chaka Khan and Rick James in musical form, an ideal match for her live shows which are absolutely electric with a huge dose of boogie power. Already praised by the world's soul and R&B community as an extraordinary talent, Kylie’s new record has been strongly received by media across the world, from Bulgaria to Belgrade, in the UK, the US and back home in Australia.
Aaradhna, labelled since age 16 as “The Queen of the Pacific”, took out the #1 single, NZ album and Pop Album at the recent RIANZ awards.
Performing Saturday, February 18