– Kirsty Simpson
Stand in the spotlight!
Invite your friends and family to watch you shine on stage at the end of every term….
Get inspired! Check out what my past students are up to…
Many of my former students are now performing in bands, musicals, choirs and competitions. Some have gone on to study music or musical theatre at tertiary institutions and some are now teaching singing/music themselves. Here are some of my former students who are now performing professionally…
Todd’s emotive lyrics, earthy tones and raw appeal connect to a wide variety of listeners. His songs float from intricate folk fingerpicking styles to driving rhythms that stir the soul. His stories of Australian landscapes and people are accompanied with mesmerising didgeridoo and a depth that always engages and entertains.
Todd Cook has three studio releases: ‘So Long’ (2008), ‘Hunting Ground’ (2010) & Brilliant Green (2012); as well as an EP ‘The Silent Boat’ (2018). All of his releases have been well received with wide airplay on national radio (Triple J, PBS, community stations) and Internationally through ABC (Scotland), Cross Blues (France), and Radio Vilafant (Spain).
Todd has made large steps as an artist and performer, with shows in some of Melbourne’s iconic venues such as The Espy (St.Kilda) and The Evelyn (Brunswick), to successful East Coast Tours as well as a long list of festivals throughout Australia. His international festival circuit has seen the likes of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland), Galway Fringe Festival (Galway, Ireland), Ribfest2013 (Madrid, Spain), Flummoxed Music Festival (South East England) and Jocktoberfest (Inverness, Scotland).
Jen Knight & The Cavaliers
Jen Knight and the Cavaliers have sculpted their own unique sound incorporating elements of soul, pop, alternative and funk music. Jen’s quirky stage antics and the bands energetic performances have gained much love for the group. After the release of their debut EP in 2012 the Cav’s have been guests amongst Melbourne’s radio circuit, featured at festivals and most recently have been the headline for the “Mo Soul” event for September at Ding Dong. The band is proving to be one who’s sound keeps developing along with their fan base, it is no doubt Jen Knight and the cavaliers are destined for good things.
Zeebz vs. Miss Vitula
A melodious duo who produce music that is luminous at times, and mysteriously dark on occasion. Zeebz vs. Miss Vitula are a stealthy mix of roots, folk and rock, forming a unique and original entertaining sound.
Their debut album ‘No Pain, No Gain’ (2012), features songs about life and world issues, with emotive vocals and beautiful, haunting arrangements of 6 and 12 string guitars, slide, alternative tunings and soaring violin.
Their work has seen them receive two music related government arts grants, perform on Channel 7’s TV show Queensland Weekender, record and produce three independent albums, and host various song writing and guitar workshops. They have also supported a number of nationally renowned artists at a variety of festivals and shows, and performed internationally in Vancouver, Canada.
Kaitlin Witham / Miss Behavin’
Kaitlin sings lead vocals with one of Ballarat’s most popular cover bands, MissBehavin. They have a strong presence in the local music scene, playing Weddings, Football/Netball Club functions, Debutante Balls, Social Club functions & festivals. Featuring female and male vocalists, MissBehavin’ play a huge range of songs from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and current hits.
D’Arcy has recently signed a recording deal with Mushroom Records, with her first release due in late April /early May 2019. More details coming soon!