Adriana was the lady on TV who wore too much make-up. I never watched Wheel Of Fortune and have to admit that I chose "Sale Of The Century" as my favourite TV show when I was in Grade Five. Since the inception of Xenides however, my relationship with Adriana evolved. She became a woman I wanted to sing about.
I decided that the soundtrack to Adriana's life had to be complex. I wanted to bring her out of her one-dimensional stereotype and imagine the music that surrounded her. We know for a fact that she loved opera and that she danced the tango with her father, but everything else was up for grabs. I imagined glamour and glitter, 80s pop influences, feminist anthems and rock ballads. My favourite part was searching for the perfect trio of women instrumentalists to bring her songs to life. These songs had to be sung by real women; clever, funny, beautiful women. Adriana's song was every woman's song.
I wanted to write songs that could stand alone up on a stage wearing way too much make-up and still have depth. And in a world where pop songs sung by women are usually about boys and boobs, losing love, heartache and happiness, well, I chose to do the same. And oh what fun we have had.
Musical Director & Composer
Original compositions include:
Top Dollar by Xani Kolac
Galileo Galilei by Xani Kolac
Adelaide by Xani Kolac
Magazines by Xani Kolac
Don't Sneeze In The Sun by Xani Kolac
Dear John by Xani Kolac
Give by Xani Kolac