Neesy Smith




Michelle Chandler & Friends

Neesy has been working with Michelle for over 30 years. Over that time they have done many Festivals, Gigs and Private Functions together. They have co-written songs for their ‘Waking’ CD as ‘Girls 2’ which sold out so quickly, that they re-released the album to coincide with their US Tour which took them to Boston, New York, Nashville and San Francisco. They continue to work together and most recently had a successful tour to Tasmania in early 2019 with lots more gigs to come.


The Skylarks are a high-energy jazz, blues, soul and roots cover band based in Melbourne's outer-east. Formed as the house band at The Skylark Room, we also venture out to stages across Melbourne. We play everything from rock to reggae, Winehouse to Wonder, and our nine-piece line up regularly plays small, intimate shows as well as large festivals and functions.

The Skylarks are: Vocals: Kathleen Snowball and Neesy Smith
Drums: Tim Anderson, Bass: Steen Nielsen, Keys: Sarah Jean, Guitar: Fiona Steele, Trumpet: Joe Tobias, Saxophone: Geoff Kirkman and Trombone: Ellie Lamb.

We also regularly have guest horn players, including Lily (of Lily and King), Bryce Turcato (of The Bean Project), and Sarah Camm.