Living Out Loud is an extraordinary 16-voice a cappella vocal and percussion group with a special sound that reflects our 12-year history of singing together. We are based in Clifton Hill, Melbourne.


Living Out Loud has been fortunate enough to have the doyennes of Australian a cappella music directing them. Currently directed by Sue Johnson of Coco’s Lunch, the group was established by Tracey Miller and worked for 8 years with the inspirational Melanie Shanahan.


Living Out Loud’s repertoire reflects life's journey and all that it encompasses.  Their songs, mostly locally written and arranged are contemporary, spiritual, and earthy, reflecting life's journey and all that it encompasses. Many of the songs, featuring words by local authors Meme McDonald, Elizabeth Honey and Rosalind Price, are about a sense of place and connecting to the elements, the landscape around us, and to each other.  We are joyful, uplifting, and inspiring.  We endeavor to make a positive contribution to our community through music and song.


“An ever evolving group with a great sense of joy in their music” Colin Davison    CD Review, Oral Majority   June 2001


“The performance was very moving - 'organic' and natural. The arrangements were beautiful and the choice of material was great. Edinburgh Festival would love you!”  The Proclaimers March 2002


The harmony and music was great but it is also the feeling and emotion that you convey in your singing that lifts the audience to an extra level of appreciation.”  Jeffrey Woolhouse, Surrey Hills Music Café 2007

Living Out Loud sing with conviction and passion”  Roger King, Boite

Performance Highlights



Surrey Hills Music Cafe
2006 August  
The Boite World Music Café

City of Yarra Citizenship Ceremony

Collingwood Children’s Farm Market

October Sustainability Festival

November Songs of Spirit Concert Series, Northcote Uniting Church
December Melanie Shanahan Memorial Concert, Coburg Town Hall

October Surrey Hills Music Café, Box Hill Community Centre
2004 February Sustainable Living Festival, federation Square

Global Sounds of Sunset, Melbourne Museum
2003 November CD Launch "Until the Dolphins Fly..."

March Sustainable Living Festival, federation Square
2002 December Vichealth AGM, Government House, Melbourne

October Surrey Hills Music Cafe

October SIEV X Memorial Ceremony, Edwards Lake Reservoir

October Stephanie Payne, NMIT Recital, Barbukka Cafe

October “Music Woke Me” Cabaret, The Gooch.  2 performances

Boite Winter Festival, Gosama Concert, Melbourne

April Bendigo Gospel Festival

March Port Fairy Folk Festival, Stage 1, Festival Arena

February Yarra Community Day, Edinburgh Gardens
2001 December Fitzroy Gallery Fitzroy

November Spring Fling Festival, North Melbourne Town Hall

July Boite Winter Festival, Lithuania House

Southgate Outdoor Concert Series

ABC 3LO ‘Live to Air ’Boite Winter Festival Concert, Museum Victoria

April Bendigo Gospel Music Festival
2002 April
Nillumbik Festival of the Arts, Monsalvat

March Multicultural Variety Concert, Melbourne Town Hall

Kew Cottages Festival 

February Boite Café CD Launch
January Daylesford Singers Festival
2000 December Flower Temple, Fairfield

September Jubilee 2000 Festival, Treasury Gardens

June Boite Winter Festival

May Songlines, Eltham

January World Music at the Fairfield Amphitheatre
July Boite Winter Festival

June Melbourne Millennium Concert, Melbourne Concert Hall

March Shepparton Arts Festival

January Daylesford Singers Festival
1998 July St. Kilda  Naidoc  Week Concert

April Mayors Community Day, Reconciliation Festival

May Boite World Music Café

April AIDS Council Fundraiser, St. Kilda Town Hall



Boite Winter Festival Compilation

Self Titled CD

Bendigo Gospel Musical Festival Compilation

Millennium Chorus Compilation

3 LO Concert

Until the Dolphins Fly... (Second CD released 2003)


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