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Mood Indigo a Fraser family affair

Mood Indigo a Fraser family affair

Who: Mood Indigo
Where: Valentine Bowling Club
Author: Anthony Scully
When: Saturday May 27, 2000

THE Fraser family from New Lambton has always been a musical one, which until now has been a full-time occupation for GRANT FRASER while the other Frasers dabbled.

Now Grant is teaming up with his wife JILL FRASER and bass player son MATTHEW FRASER as a trio MOOD INDIGO. With the addition of Grant's lifelong friend, drummer NEIL RIXON, Mood Indigo is able to perform as a four-piece band with a broad spectrum of tunes from blues to R&B, jazz, rock and Latin.

Guitarist Grant and Jill, on percussion, share lead vocal duties and harmonise together on most songs. As well as Matthew, 18, who is learning guitar from his dad, the Frasers have a daughter, Naomi, 20, who Jill says has 'a beautiful voice and she plays the violin, but only at home'.

Naomi, a University of Newcastle graphic design student, leaves public performing to her parents and sibling.

The group's next performance is not until Saturday, May 27, at Valentine Bowling Club, but according to Jill the group is seeking more work.

Jill has decided to take on more of a full-time musical role after 15 years of part-time performing and tuition.

For the past four years the classically trained vocalist has been overseeing the construction of the family dwelling as an owner builder, a task which is nearing completion.

Grant's commitments in other bands includes teaching guitar and performing in a Celtic rock band HIGHLANDER and a rock'n'roll club act called ALOTTA CLASSIX. The name MOOD INDIGO came from a previous duo Jill was in that performed mostly jazz standards.

The group's club set caters to an older crowd, while it's pub set features music by CREEDENCE CLEARWATER, DONALD FAGEN, JONI MITCHELL, FLEETWOOD MAC and SANTANA. TE

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