ICYMI we’ve helped book the In Bloom stage at the Geelong Show alongside FReeZA and it’s meant around 20 talented and emerging acts from the region get to grace the stage.
Isabella Khalife is one of the acts performing, who has been performing around the region for a few years now. We had a chat with her below.
Can you please tell us a bit about your act?
I’m a solo singer-songwriter from Geelong. I would describe my style as sweet acoustic pop with elements of RnB. On stage I generally perform with my acoustic guitar, loop pedal and vocals, but on occasion you might catch me playing the keyboard as well.
How long have you been performing?
I’ve been performing professionally for about four years, and over that time I’ve been able to develop my own sound.
Do you remember your first gig and what was it like?
My first gig was at an Open Mic night at the wonderful Beavs Bar in Little Malop St. I remember being very VERY nervous, but by the end of it, I couldn’t wait to be able to get up on stage and do it again. It is still one of my favourite venues to play at.
What can we expect to see from your performance at the Geelong Show?
I will be performing a mix of covers and original songs. Wayfaring Stranger will definitely be in there as it’s a crowd favourite, but I will also be performing a new song of mine.
Who’s another Geelong act (or from around the region) you’d love to collaborate with and why?
There are SO many Geelong musos I’d love to work with, but if I had to pick one, I would probably have to say Johanna. Both her writing and her vocals are beautiful, and her songs are incredibly emotive.
What do you think of the current state of the Geelong music industry and where do you think it is headed?
I love the Geelong music scene. It is constantly growing and is being supported more and more. We are also staring to see a few more music venues pop up, which is something we definitely need.
What are you social links so people can follow you?
Image by Lucinda Goodwin photography.
Isabella is performing alongside more than 15 other bands at the Geelong Show on October 20-22.