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Fine Maleny a cappella singing,
performer biographies :


Carmel Givens

Carmel started singing soon after walking, in Goulburn, then spent her formative years at the piano, later winning a number of Eisteddfods for both singing and tinkling the ivories.  She and her sister then became a Beatles-loving harmonising duo, in-demand at local functions. 

After years of sailing and world travel, Carmel discovered the joys of group singing upon the pre-destined meeting with wonderful new friends in Maleny, in 1995.

Since then, she has been passionately involved as a founding member, singing her soul in such harmony groups as :  WORK-IN-PROGRESS (folk) /  FINE COTTON (folk) / RAW SILK (folk) / The Just Desserts (folk-pop) / Serafina (world) / Swing-Jazz Trio (jazz) / Waroo Choir (world) / Andy Oxidant and the Free Radical Gospeleers (gospel) and playing in the humarimba band, MamaMarimba.

Carmel, with her husband Ridley, also looks after injured and orphaned native animals.

*** 2009 : Andy Oxidant is experiencing a revival as Andy Oxidant and the Unbelieving Free Radical Gospeleers - but with instruments added this time (Hallelujah, Brother!) - Carmy plays mandolin, plus vocals.
She is also reputedly a member of Paul's new Peacenik Band, The Mixed Guerillas! ***

Recordings : Carmel sings backing vocals with The Just Desserts on Paul Lawler’s original CD “A Taste of Good Music”, produced in 2005.