DEBORAH CONWAY & WILLY ZYGIER
Deborah Conway has been a significant and eloquent contributor to Australian music for over 30 years. Her first band Do Re Mi topped the charts and her first solo album, String of Pearls achieved platinum sales. Conway met Willy Zygier in 1991 and together they have released albums that have attracted critical acclaim from reviewers and audience plaudits.
Conway & Zygier continue to be a vital force, with their most recent recording Everybody’s Begging receiving a rare 5-star review in The Australian. They have pursued careers of extra curricular activities alongside the core business of writing, recording and performing their songs. These have included producing a national concert series called Broad of all female singer/songwriters from 2005 to 2008. In addition, Conway took on the role of Artistic Director for the Queensland Music Festival from 2009 to 2011, and in 2015 they established the Melbourne Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival & continued their roles as Director & Artistic Director for the 2017 iteration.
In 2016 Conway & Zygier’s 1993 5/4 anthem Alive & Brilliant, was inducted into the National Film & Sound Archive, and Conway was named a Living Legend by both the Leaps & Bounds Festival and Rolling Stone Magazine.
They are currently recording their 10th album due out in 2019.