Sandi McMenamin Behind The Song

Presented by Sandi McMenamin


Behind every song there is the inspiration, conception, exertion, creation, and the ongoing peregrination.

★★★★★ (Stage Whispers/Barefoot Review Fringe 2023)

Adelaide-born entertainer, vocalist, pianist, songwriter Sandi McMenamin takes you behind her songs and others in a joyous international experience that finally answers the question: "Why write a song about Adelaide?"

Tickets available through HSTBO the Holden Street Theatres Box Office and adelaidefringe.com.au

Praise for Sandi McMenamin

"Let us know where your next job is. We would like to follow you all over London!" - MICHAEL CAINE

"I have worked with many international artists – Sandi’s unique earthy voice and natural warmth endear her to any audience." - DAVID SABINE Radio 5DN


"Touch of class at (Cyprus) Hilton…… Sandi’s rich voice reminds me a little of Marti Webb and the songs on this excellent debut (album) are all potential hits." - JOHN VICKERS

"Thanks for a great rendition of my father’s song." - TIM CHARLES

"ADELAIDE YOU’RE A LADY…… The lyrics of the title song are great. I can also picture Brisbane as the subject of the song." - SALLYANNE ATKINSON

"At the Bombay Brasserie (London’s haunt of the great and famous)…… Telly Savalas halted midway through the vindaloo to give his undivided attention to Sandi singing NEVER ON SUNDAY in Greek – ‘Well that’s talent.’ " - SAM MAGAZINE

"Sandi even had people crying with her sentimental singing (in Japan). And it’s not easy creating a nightclub atmosphere in a concert hall." - DIANE BEER

"Amongst the thousands of expatriates living in Cairo, the big showbiz hit is Adelaide singer Sandi McMenamin. At the magnificent Nile Hilton Hotel the dark haired Aussie singer/pianist holds court to a full house seven nights a week." - DAVID BAKER

“To be fair, no song about Sydney can come close to Sandy McMenamin’s immortal ode to the Paris of the South, Adelaide You’re A Lady. It might be hilariously inept, but you can’t accuse it of being insincere.” - ANDREW P STREET


Sandi McMenamin has sung and played the piano globally in piano bars and in concert since her classical piano degree at the Elder Conservatorium and is now back in her own cabaret shows. Her albums of original songs are online and on YouTube, most notably ADELAIDE YOU’RE A LADY.

Sandi McMenamin Behind The Song



Genre: Cabaret

Origin: SA

Rating: G

Duration: 60 Mins

Season: Fringe 2024

Dates: 25 Feb - 10 Mar

25 Feb @2:45pm
2, 3 Mar @ 1:15pm
10 Mar @2:45pm

General Admission: $20.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Arch

32-34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Arch.

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