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Spanish Passion will ignite the heart of Lismore

TOURING: Sydney-based singer songwriter Marguerite Montes.
TOURING: Sydney-based singer songwriter Marguerite Montes. CONTRIBUTED

ALL The Time In The World is the new album release by Sydney-based Spanish-born artist Marguerite Montes.

"It will be a memorable night, that's for sure, as the music itself is beautiful and passionate," she said.

"I sing in Spanish and English, in an eclectic mix of styles but it's all original music with a strong Spanish influence."

Marguerite will be accompanied by her sister Marie on guitar and vocals, plus Peter Urquhart on violin for a show called Spanish Passion.

"Some of the songs will come from All The Time in the World, plus other songs," she said.

"The songs are influences d by Spanish music, with a bit of Flamenco and a bit of traditional Sephardic (15th century Spanish Jewish) music, even a bit of classical.

"I write a lot about the sea and a lot about love, because... what else is there to write songs about?" (laughs).

Marguerite Montes said the songs in her latest album come from different times in her life.

She may have broken a world record for the shortest time taken to record a music album.

"The album only took two hours to record," she said.

"We did it in two, one-hour sessions.

"All The time In The World, the song, was improvised and done on the spot.

"That song was about an epiphany I had about getting older.

"All my friends were so time-poor, I just made a conscious decision to just forget about time and to have all the time in the world to do the things that I wanted to do.

"Good things take time, and when they do happen very quickly."

Marguerite Montes is also very excited to have iconic Sydney lighting legend Ellis D Fogg designing the background lighting for her show.

"I have also teamed up with recently relocated lighting legend Ellis D Fogg, who will light the performance up with his famous liquid light, show recently exhibited at Sydney Vivid," she said.

"I always wanted to do a show with it and now I'll finally get a chance!"

In the 1960s, Ellis D Fogg did some of the first light shows with bands in Australia, including the first Byron Bay Rock Festival, plus shows in Mullumbimby and in Lismore in 1969.

He has just moved back to the area and he is living in a Yurt in Goonellabah.

Ellis D Fogg and local light show professional Marion Conrow will work together designing some special lighting for Montes' show.

Topics:  ellis d fogg flamenco lismore marguerite montes northern rivers entertainment spanish music whatson


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