Later a passenger revealed the gig was staged by BigPond and streamed to the web and mobile phones, Australia's first online/mobile concert. Hail the new media.
My passenger worked for Nova FM yet, surprisingly, was unaware of a new Aussie artist set to follow Missy Higgins as the next big thing. This is Kate Miller-Heidke, a singer-songwriter who has appeared on ABC TV's Rage in the last few weeks with her first single, Words.
She’s a trained operatic singer who has made the switch to ‘loopy-pop’, for want of a better descriptor. Check out her delicious send-up of Australian Idol.