From Bach to Billy Joel, Meadowlark delivers musical excellence with a big dose of love!
Bringing together three of Western Australia's finest vocalists and throwing in a drummer for extra coolness, Meadowlark thrives on reinterpreting musical genres with a classical twist.
Come lark around with us!
Self-proclaimed cat whisperer Stephanie Gooch began her musical training early, rolling around on the floor as a baby while her mother taught piano.
After completing a Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Western Australia, Stephanie decided to pursue her passion for singing and went on to study at the Australian Opera Studio.
Graduating with Honours, she became a finalist and award winner in many of Australia's major competitions including the Opera Foundation Australia's Audi German Award and Lady Fairfax New York Award, the Acclaim Italian Opera Award, the McDonald's Operatic Aria, the Herald Sun Aria, the Opera and Arts Support Group Scholarship and the More Than Opera German-Australian Opera Grant.
Stephanie has performed extensively across Australia, Germany, the USA and Japan. Her experience ranges from operatic roles such as Contessa Almaviva, Fiordiligi, Gretel, Antonia, Ilia, Papagena, Polly Peachum and Sesto, to a plethora of corporate and private events, including the inaugural Perth Diner en Blanc and a performance with hip hop artists The Hilltop Hoods.
Aside from giving fabulous hugs, Stephanie is passionate about candles, pyjamas, felines and laughs.
Although Sophie is a classically trained vocalist, most of her musical life has been spent in bands. Her first band was We Are The Emergency, a heavy yet melodic rock band where she played keys/synth and smashed the backing vocals. She has toured throughout the USA, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia.
Sophie has been singing in professional vocal ensembles for many years including Lux et Veritas, Naya Chorale and St Patrick’s Basilica Choir. She has also performed at many special events including supporting Ennio Morricone and ANZAC Day AFL games. She writes her own music, collaborates with other artists, and works as a session musician for vocals.
Sophie is currently indulging in writing songs and performing with her band Japanese Tongue Sisters - a melodic duo with R&B, rock and electronic influences. Sophie loves fat beats, unexpected harmonies, collecting musical instruments and gadgets, and making noise!
Stephanie Parr is Perth born and raised, having completed her musical studies at the University of Western Australia. She is now the Teacher in Charge of the Specialist Music Program at John Forrest Secondary College, where she teaches voice and classroom music and directs the college choirs.
Aside from her teaching prowess, she is a Mapstone Scholar at Swanbourne’s Church of the Resurrection, and performs regularly with the West Australian Opera Company Chorus and The Giovanni Consort.
Stephanie has performed many different types of repertoire in a wide variety of spaces, giving her a wealth of experience to draw from. She has performed with the likes of The Tallis Scholars and the Rolling Stones but decided not to give Mick Jagger any dancing tips.
Stephanie has a not-so-secret passion for DIY, cats and crime dramas.
Danica Brooks' musical journey began with learning the piano in her childhood and teenage years. Studying law at the University of Western Australia quickly saw her become sleep deprived and poor, as she would spend every weekend either attending rock concerts or watching Rage on television until 4am.
Upon completing her law degree, Danica discovered that real life practice was nothing like watching Law and Order. During this period of her life, her love of rock music led her to start playing the drums. Having studied drumming at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, she now plays drums in local band, Lonesome Ghosts by night and is a Graphic Designer by day.
Although music is Danica’s primary passion, she also has great enthusiasm for The Simpsons, the West Coast Eagles, vegan desserts and sleeping in.