Coco's Lunch are Australia's award-winning, magical purveyors of original a cappella. Co-founded by Lisa Young and Sue Johnson in 1994, Coco's Lunch have released 7 albums to critical acclaim, performed at venues and festivals worldwide, received a host of awards and nominations, and continue to inspire, educate and compose innovative vocal repertoire for audiences around the globe. Coco's Lunch features Melbourne singer/songwriter/percussionists Nicola Eveleigh, Jacqueline Gawler, Lisa Young, Gabrielle MacGregor and Emma Gilmartin.
14 Sep 2015
Just announced!! Coco's Lunch is thrilled to have won BEST SONG COMPOSED for our brand new single Other Plans, at the 2015 Australian A Cappella Awards!!! This is a wonderful affirmation of the work gone into composing this incredible song by Lisa Young, and the energy put into capturing the performance of this piece (recorded, mixed and mastered skillfully by Hadyn Buxton). Come and listen to the song, or download here.
9 Sep 2015
Announcing the release of our NEW SINGLE 'OTHER PLANS'!! Coco's Lunch is very excited for the world to hear our new song, composed by Coco's Lunch artist Lisa Young and featuring a feast of South Indian konnakol or vocal percussion. Lisa has just finished her PhD in the creative art of konnakol, and we can't wait for you all to hear this beautiful song! Download here or listen on YouTube.
7 Sep 2015
Yippee!!! Just found out Coco's Lunch has been nominated for a bunch of awards in the inaugural Australian A Cappella Awards!! Fingers crossed and watch this space. Here's what we scored nominations for:
- Sue Johnson - Best Original Song (Sister My Sister)
- Lisa Young - Best Original Song (Shifting Time)
- Jacqueline Gawler - Best Female Solo (Palani Princess)
- Lisa Young - Best Jazz Song (In My Room)
- Lisa Young - Best Jazz Song (Other Plans)
- Jacqueline Gawler - Best Song Composed (Palani Princess)
- Lisa Young - Best Original Song (Other Plans)
20 Aug 2015
Welcome to our new website! We are proud to bring you the latest gigs, releases, news and adventure stories from our spanking new site... Please have a poke around, listen to our albums, browse our sheet music, read all about our new show Other Plans, and feel free to contact us with any enquiries about booking a Coco's Lunch for a performance, workshop, masterclass, tour, song commission or children's event. Enjoy!!
13 June 2015
We've just returned from an exhilarating season of packed out shows at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival premiering our new show Other Plans, directed by Noel Jordan (Sydney Opera House, Come Out Festival, Casula Powerhouse). It was an unforgettable experience performing this for Adelaide audiences for the first time, and to premiere our new single Other Plans, composed by Coco's Lunch resident konnakol artist Lisa Young. Here's what the critics said:
‘Tight and soulful…sheer joy... There are no down moments – just celebrations of life, places, love and unity… A national treasure indeed…’ The Clothesline, Adelaide (4.5 stars)
‘Delivering a feast of a cappella goodness, the five stunning voices of Coco’s Lunch relay fond travel memories with worldly beats and glimmering, jazzy harmonies to sultry perfection — think a sexy Lion King soundtrack…each arrangement a celebration of the human voice — rich, intricate, and utterly captivating.’ The Advertiser, Adelaide
10 May 2015
Coco's Lunch has been busy working with Australian director Noel Jordan to create a new show featuring our favourite Coco's Lunch songs as well as brand new Indian konnakol flavoured pieces, composed by Coco's Lunch artist Lisa Young. We are super excited to be premiering Other Plans for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival at the Adelaide Festival Centre, where we will also be presenting our much-loved show for children I Wanna Be A Mermaid, featuring songs from the latest album of the same name.