In Need Of Sleep

In Need Of Sleep is a dynamic indigenous duo from Brisbane which consists of Aniesha (The Huntsmen) on vocals and James (Banawurun, Mr Laneous & the Family-Yah) on keyboards.


saw them at naidoc very energetic young talented, versatile songlist, and the camera loves the leadsinger. fun n funky



Aniesha Hunt first appeared on stage at age 4 and has devoted her whole life to music. At 12 she formed a band with her younger brother Glen Lee and released their first covers CD when she was only 15, appeared on Cheez TV at 16 and has since been writing songs which resulted in an album of original songs. One of their songs made it to the finals of the Australian Songwriters Association Contest in 2004 and in 2006 she and her brother Glen Lee made it to the Top 10 in the National Musicoz Awards Indigenous Category. Aniesha has performed at a number of festivals including NAIDOC events in Brisbane, the Yaamma Festival in Bourke (alongside Archie Roach, Jimmy Little, Leah Purcell & the Stiff Gins), the 2006/07 Woodford Folk Festival, and the 2010 Dreaming Festival.

James Feagai has worked as repetiteur and musical director for theatre productions in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. After leaving theatre he went to study jazz piano under Steve Newcomb at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. In the years following he worked in many covers and originals Brisbane bands (including Honey, Mr Laneous & the Family-Yah and Banawurun) which have toured and performed at many major festivals in Australia and overseas. He has also written and orchestrated music arrangements for a wide range of artists and styles including an unusual arrangement of Michael Jackson's 'Don't Stop Til You Get Enough' featured on Melissa Forbes' debut album "No More Mondays." James currently teaches piano/keyboard and is the keyboard player for the 2009 Australian Idol Winner, Stan Walker.

Setlist

  • 1. IF I AIN'T GO YOU - ALICIA KEYS
  • 2. DON'T KNOW WHY - NORAH JONES
  • 3. BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE - JACKSON 5
  • 4. FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE - STEVIE WONDER
  • 5. YESTERDAY - BEATLES
  • 6. NATURAL - S CLUB 7
  • 7. THIS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE - PAUL MCCARTNEY
  • 8. CHANGE THE WORLD - BABYFACE
  • 9. DRIVE MY CAR - BEATLES
  • 10. SAY YOU'LL BE THERE - SPICE GIRLS
  • 11. WHO KNEW - PINK
  • 12. 2 BECOME 1 - SPICE GIRLS
  • 13. GIRLFRIEND - MICHAEL JACKSON
  • 14. WHERE IS THE LOVE - BLACK EYED PEAS
  • 15. DON'T SPEAK - NO DOUBT
  • 16. DREAMLOVER - MARIAH CAREY
  • 17. WASN'T IT GOOD - TINA ARENA
  • 18. LOVE SONG - SARAH BAREILLES
  • 19. SUNDAY MORNING - MAROON 5
  • 20. TAKE A BOW - RIHANNA
  • 21. IF I WAS YOUR WOMAN - ALICIA KEYS
  • 22. THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL - MICHAEL JACKSON
  • 23. LADY MADONNA - BEATLES
  • 24. NEVER BE YOU - GUY SEBASTIAN
  • 25. LIKE YOU'LL NEVER SEE ME AGAIN - ALICIA KEYS
  • 26. TOO MUCH - SPICE GIRLS
  • 27. BACK AT YOUR DOOR - MAROON 5
  • 28. GENIE IN A BOTTLE - CHRISTINA AGUILERA
  • 29. ROAR - KATY PERRY
  • 30. FORGET YOU - CEELO GREEN
  • 31. MARRY YOU - BRUNO MARS
  • 32. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - BRUNO MARS
  • 33. I SAW HER STANDING THERE - BEATLES
  • 34. NEXT TO ME - EMELI SANDE
  • 35. WHERE I SLEEP - EMELI SANDE

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saw them at naidoc very energetic young talented, versatile songlist, and the camera loves the leadsinger. fun n funky
raez
17/08/2010

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