Waiting for the Rain
Zerafina Zara is Australia's queen of soulful, lyrical roots-rock music. Think Joni Mitchell and Chrissie Hynde on a relaxing seaside holiday, with visits from Lucinda Williams and Portishead. She blends soul, roots and rock with alt country flavours and serves them up with powerfully inviting performances. One of Australia's most talented and poetic singer-songwriters, Zerafina inspired the cream of Australia's top musicians; from Paul Kelly and Pete Murray's band, to play on her debut album Waiting for the Rain. In fact, the song, 'Waiting for the Rain' was recorded with most of Michelle Shocked's Australian tour band. Her creative force has been shaped with inspirational production by Peter Luscombe (Paul Kelly, Rockwiz), mentoring by U.S. songwriting guru Pat Pattison (John Mayer, Gillian Welch) and playing by Bill McDonald and Jonathon Zion (members of Paul Kelly and Pete Murray's band.) Zerafina's songs paint images of the sea, fire and wine to explore mistakes made, love lost and love wanted. Lose yourself in the swirling slide guitars and lap-steel on the title-track, 'Waiting for the Rain' and dance like it's 'New Year's Day' to the more rock influenced tunes. Discover her compelling performance as you are embraced by the lyrical honesty, playfulness and soulful sound of her debut album. What reviewers have said so far: 'Drawing comparisons to acoustic starlets Lucinda Willaims and Missy Higgins, Zara's sultry vocals, poetic lyrics and subtle emotive elements will capture you from the moment you put 'Waiting for the Rain' in the CD player." Jesse Kuch, The Cairns Post "...brimming with soul and a dash of suitable sultry sexiness," Clem Bastow, Inpress. "...there is a kind of poetic honesty on display in the lyric department," Daniel Z Beat Magazine. "Wow, this girl can really sing." Ian 'Molly' Meldrum.