Sounds From PlanetSOL
Be inspired to find your voice with Charlotte Roberts in her joyous show – Sounds from PlanetSOL.
ARTSHUB 3.5 stars “fun, entertaining and clever”
Steve Smart Arts Review “I felt a sense of shared experience with people I didn’t know, a catharsis……PlanetSOL is approached with a warmness that translates fluidly to her audience. I’d say it’s a combination of presentness, spontaneity and solid rehearsal.”
Farah Beaini Review “Unlike other performers who tend to stick to one or two genres, Charlotte is a perfect chameleon; able to skilfully navigate between music, dance, theatre and spoken word poetry to offer a unique experience to her audience. Her fluid mastery of her own voice and narrative are what truly set her apart, elevating her shows from the fringes of Melbourne’s art scene to performances at La Mama Theatre and appearances at Falls Festival.”
This is an uplifting and exhilarating musical adventure about feeling, connection and the power of music.
Audiences are invited to sing along as Charlotte guides them to their emotional depths and then out the other side in a fit of laughter. She gently guides them through a lyrical landscape as she introduces the musical medicine from PlanetSOL.
Sounds of PlanetSOL (Smile Out Loud) is the story of a free spirit who has had to come to terms with her own self destructive behaviour, and liberated her SOL through music, this is a musical journey from the ridiculous to the sublime.
Charlotte tells her story through song, spoken word and movement and includes 12 original songs, some of which are improvised. She performs with her guitar and loop pedal.
Sounds from PlanetSOL (Smile out Loud) has been written and composed by Charlotte Roberts and has had direction from Suze Smith.
Charlotte Roberts is a chanteuse; vulnerable and wild, walking in the footsteps of Edith Piaf, Rhiannon (WeBe3), Laurie Anderson and Meredith Monk. She performed at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Club Voltaire 2013, Dr. Lalalulu… Is coming out, had a residency at Open Studio, September 2015, performed at The Village Festival, Edinburgh Gardens; facilitates The Lalalulu Ensemble community choir. She will perform at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2016.
Sounds from PlanetSOL was part of the La Mama Explorations 2014 and then went onto a full season at La Mama Theatre in 2015, along with touring to Castlemaine for The Village Festival and The Butterfly Club 2016.