DescriptionAmy has been writing and performing music for over 20 years. Beginning on the piano in childhood, she has explored a variety of instruments, including electronic organ, flute, guitar, voice, ukulele, bass guitar and African drums, in just as many styles – rock/pop, jazz, folk, alt. country, alt. pop and anti-folk. Heavily influenced from 7 years living in the UK, Amy returned to Melbourne in 2007 and formed alt. pop band ‘The Love Bites’. This was a project that followed closely behind ukulele-casio-twee-pop band ‘The Sweethearts’ (a collaboration with Joe Margetts, co-founder of Angular Records, London) – with more emphasis on the ukulele pop, less on the twee. She combined the coming-back-in-fashion ukulele with electric guitar, bass and drums, to produce a sound self-described as “a torpedo of pop nuggets, coming at you from underneath the galloping hooves of an angry moose”. 2009 saw Amy win the APRA Open award at the Darebin Music Feast Songwriter’s Awards, with her song Hill’s Hoist, followed by an appearance, ukulele in tow, on PBS’ Homebrew with Maddy Mac. Album – Spare Parts In 2010, Amy is pursuing a more serene, and stylistically diverse direction under her own name. The album Spare Parts, due to be completed mid-year, is a cauldron of British indie, twee-pop and alt country/folk. It is laden with ukulele-infused jangle, catchy melodic hooks, lyrical escapades, and nods to the likes of The Magnetic Fields, The Smiths, Kathryn Williams and Elliot Smith, plus lesser-known artists The Research (UK) and Bachelorette (New Zealand). Amy describes the album as a ‘cleansing of the clutter' of her personal songwriting hoard – both old and new songs making the cut to create a culmination of 15 years’ work. Film music In the final year of a composition degree at Box Hill Institute, Amy has become skilled at scoring music for film, TV and games, and wishes to pursue a career in this field in addition to songwriting and performing. Piano Teaching She is also a piano/keyboards teacher, working from her home studio in Reservoir, Melbourne. To view Amy's teaching profile, go to: http://www.amtr.com.au/_webapp_285069/amy_alexander Community of Art & Music Amy recently started the Community of Art & Music (CAM) - for more info go to: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=111805978835565
Business Phone0407663064
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DescriptionGina has performed for a number of Council related functions, and has spent the last 10 years performing in musicals such as Cats, Mamma Mia, Witches of Eastwick, Beauty and the Beast and more. She is a versatile performer, singing music theatre, pop, jazz, and classical, and can perform either with a pianist, or a band if the need arises. She also performs regularly on Good Morning Australia and does Voice Over work around Melbourne.
Business Phone0412 165 250
DescriptionMusician and Mental Sk’illness Advocate Heidi ‘hears’ music and she taught herself music theory to help deal with the torment. What transpired, was that those songs written without pretence would turn out to be some of the most moving songwriting today. Heidi credits the Music Network for mental health for giving her the time and tools to craft her philosophy of music learnt from years playing solo. Heidi is in demand for her unique and always entertaining performances, her music has devastating clarity and energy. With a brand new album and band, Heidi Everett offers audiences much more than music, she gives you her life.
Business Phone0404 128 307
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DescriptionLeticia Maher is a singer/guitarist/songwriter who performs around Melbourne solo and with her band. She released a self-titled debut album in 2005 and is set to release her second CD in May 2009. Recorded with a stellar cast of Melbourne musicians, and mixed by Craig Pilkington, the album is a genre-defying collection, showcasing Leticia's crystal-clear voice and her inspiring and uplifting songs. Leticia’s performances showcase her unique vocal range and acoustic/electric guitar playing. Her songs span a broad range of styles, from cool jazzy-blues though to folk pop. “I love to take my audience away for a while, take them on a journey that they can relate to, tell stories through my songs and express the songs in a way that people’s hearts can identify and connect with”.
Business Phone0411 077 116
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