Whistle & Trick

Whistle & Trick

Friday 19 July 2024, 11:00am – 12:00noon
Duration 60 minutes | NO Interval

General admission $25 
Concession/Child (1 – 16 years) $15
Babes in arms (0 – 1) FREE 
Family ticket (4) $70

Whistle & Trick is an ARIA-nominated children’s band who are always ready to sing, dance, and cause mischief. Their high energy live show features songs off their debut album along with a visit from friends Frank the Monster and Melindu the Emu!

Whistle & Trick is a Melbourne based children’s band made up of childhood friends Esther Holt and Maddy Kelly, who are always ready to sing, dance, and cause a bit of mischief. Having shared the stage back in their goody-goody, high school choir days, this dynamic duo have now reunited and joined forces to bring their newest love of children’s music to life.

Whistle & Trick released their debut album ‘Bananas and Other Delicious Things’ in June 2023 through ABC Music, which has launched them into the scene, earning them a 2023 Aria Nomination for best children’s album alongside renowned children’s music acts Peter Combe, The Wiggles, Emma Memma and Playschool.

Esther and Maddy both come from abundant musical backgrounds, with Esther growing up in a household of professional orchestral musicians, and Maddy Kelly being the daughter of Australian music legend, Paul Kelly. Growing up in such musical environments fuelled their interest in music, and between them they have performed in many bands all over the world. All the while, they could never shake their love for working with children, resulting in both Maddy and Esther taking up careers in music education.

Finally, they realised that with their knowledge of children’s education and their natural musicianship, it seemed only fitting to bring these skillsets together and thus, Whistle and Trick was born.

You can expect a Whistle & Trick live show to be high energy and get the whole family up and moving, with their special friends Frank the Monster and Melindu the Emu also making an appearance!