“Bloody Hell you are @#%^ Brilliant ” – Robbie Williams
“Once Fem walks onto the stage you are under her spell.” - The Age
She will always be a traveller. She will always be a rebel.
A virtuosic vagabond, traversing styles as deftly as she crosses the seas, breaking rules and barriers as meticulously as she studied them. In love with the conventions of #oldschool jazz but never at their mercy.
The music in her blood is rich and strong. A history she honours by reinventing it time and time again. Perhaps it will be a genre that only Fem herself can fit inside. Perhaps all her travels have led to this. "Mantra"
South African born vocalist and violinist, Fem Belling is emerging as one of Australia's formidable and exciting new jazz performers. Her African Jazz and theatre roots augment her unique musicality, choices and interpretations. A breathtaking and intimate storyteller through music.
Hailing from a musical family, music in her blood. She has performed with many jazz greats, locally and internationally, appearing with her own band, collaborations & residencies at Ronnie Scotts (London), Bennetts Lane, WOMADelaide, Noosa Jazz Fest, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Stonnington Jazz Festival, Joy of Jazz SA, Madajazzcar. She has performed alongside Gregory Porter, Joe Chindamo, John Foreman, The DMJO, Gil Askey, Paul Williamson, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra (ARIA nomination), The Syncopators, Reggie Watts
Acclaimed for her self written homage to Blossom Dearie and her recent Sarah Vaughan show, she creates magic between music, stage and audience.
Fem has performed for Her Majesty the Queen at the Royal Variety Show and has spent many years as a leading lady in London's West End. Lead roles include Hairspray, Fame, Footloose and Cats & Liza Minnelli in the most recent production of THE BOY FROM OZ.
Fem is a YAMAHA AUSTRALIA ARTIST playing their 5 string electric Silent violin
“We were treated to Belling’s prodigious vocal control – truly a chill-inducing performance” - Artshub
“Belling is an exceptional talent with a compelling presence and a versatile, powerful voice” - the Herald Sun
“I believe a new musical star was born on stage last night” – SA Tonight