TAKES OUT THE GREEN ROOM AWARD
BEST ORIGINAL SONG IN THE CABARET GENRE
25 year-old Brisbane singer/songwriter, Jacob Diefenbach, has walked away with a Green Room Award - a rare win for an interstate artist and a rare win for a first time nominee.
Jacob Diefenbach was nominated for two gongs including Best Production, but finished the night winning the title for Best Original Songs in the cabaret genre - a win hot off the heels of receiving the "Best Cabaret" gong at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in October, and a nomination for "Best Musical" at the Matilda Awards in Brisbane earlier this year.
Jacob Diefenbach describes his initial reaction of the win as being like a Christmas morning for a six-year-old. "You don't get many moments like that as you get older," Jacob Diefenbach said.
The peer-voted Green Room Awards seek out excellence on the Melbourne professional stage in the genres of Cabaret, Dance, Drama, Fringe, Music Theatre and Opera and has become the most significant accolade an artist performing in Melbourne can receive.
Described by the Age newspaper as a "pathological chronicler of the human condition", Jacob Diefenbach's androgynous voice and unconventional brand of cabaret is truly unique and touches on themes of identity, sexuality and the many and varied masks we wear in day-to-day life.
Jacob Diefenbach's dark, energetic - often clasically-inspired - melodies are driven by keyboard skills that have been described as "prodigious", and vocals that truly deliver.
There's no sign of things slowing down for Jacob Diefenbach who is currently working on his latest creation, "Facing The Music" - a darkly comical and shameless self-referential look at what it takes to "make it" in the music biz.
"In August, I'll be heading into Lunchbox Studios to record my third album, which is a dark, high-energy, piano-based record".
For more information on Jacob Diefenbach, visit www.myspace.com/jacobdiefenbach