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Amanda McBroom could best be described as a "one-woman whirlwind of the arts." In the last few years she has acted on both television and the stage, written numerous songs for recording artists, television and film, recorded nine albums, started her own recording label, appeared live in concert on both the USA east and west coasts and internationally - and written, produced and starred in her own musical, "HEARTBEATS."  The results have brought Amanda worldwide recognition as a growing force in the entertainment industry.


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Born Elaine Bickerstaff in Barnet, Hertfordshire, Elaine Paige OBE, as an actress, recording artist and producer, has made a major contribution to the modern musical ensuring her own chapter in the entertainment world, and has certainly justified the title The First Lady of British Musical Theatre.

Propelled to stardom in 1978 when chosen by Hal Prince to create the role of Eva Peron in the original production of Evita. She was universally acclaimed for her award-winning performances.

In 1981 Elaine starred (as Grizabella) in the original London production, Cats, and was the first actress to perform the classic song ‘Memory’.

She has performed in concert in Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand and in four major UK tours, "Chess in Concert", European Tour and in "Tim Rice and Friends" in Australia, New Zealand and the Far East; and, more recently, the 2002 Winter Olympic Games,  China, Europe, USA .


In 1995 Elaine Paige was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen for services to musical theatre; honoured, in 1996, with a Lifetime Achievement Award from HMV; and received, in 1999, a Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Operatic and Dramatic Association.

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The Phantom of the Opera: The Official Show Site

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One of Chantelle's favourite contemporary balladiers, Sarah McLachlan has made a career out of putting herself on the line emotionally; and her fans are repeatedly drawn to her candor and forthrightness.  Anyone who has seen Sarah perform Angel accompanied by Carlos Santana ( will understand... and for those who haven't yet had that pleasure, lay out a few dollars... buy the Santana 'Supernatural' DVD - and be prepared for a real musical treat... from both artists.

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Sarah's music has hit the charts in countries all over the world, from Great Britain to the United States to Germany to Japan to Korea.  Her hit singles have included, Pie Jesu, All I Ask of You, The Phantom of the Opera, Amigos Para Siempre with Jose Carreras, Time To Say Goodbye with Andrea Bocelli, Something in the Air with Tom Jones, Show Me How To Love You with Jose Cura, A Question of Honor, Heaven is Here, and Who Wants to Live Forever.

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Michael Crawford serious rise to fame began when he was hired for a project of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Webber, searching for a Phantom to put opposite his then wife, Sarah Brightman, in his nascent Phantom Of The Opera, had heard Michael singing at Sarah and Michael's mutual voice instructor.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber is composer of: (theatre) Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jeeves (later reworked as By Jeeves), Evita, Variations and Tell Me on a Sunday later combined as Song & Dance, Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game; (film) Gumshoe, The Odessa File, additional music Evita; and Requiem a setting of the Latin Requiem Mass.
ALW's awards include seven Tonys, three Grammys, six Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, an International Emmy, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre and the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical 2000.
He was knighted in 1992 and created an honorary life peer in 1997.

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Presented by Cameron Mackintosh, Les Misérables is a musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg. 

Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, it is an epic saga that sweeps through three turbulent decades of 19th century France.

It is also the story of one man, the fugitive Jean Valjean, who is pitted against the cruel and self-righteous Inspector Javert in a lifelong struggle to evade capture.

Musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg

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Marina Prior... Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre is best known for her lead role in The Phantom Of The Opera which she played for over three years.
Marina has played the lead role in other productions including Pirates Of Penzance, Cats, Les Miserables, Die Fledermaus, Anything Goes, West Side Story, The Secret Garden, Showboat, The Merry Widow, and Guys And Dolls.
Marina’s recordings include Leading Lady (platinum), Aspects of Andrew Lloyd Webber (for which she was nominated for an ARIA award), and Somewhere – the Songs of Sondheim and Bernstein

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Jaydreaming Music  near picturesque Lake Illawarra, Windang, NSW Australia is the perfect place for aspiring artists to let go and let their dreams become reality.
Aspiring to sing professionally? ... hesitant to enter that talent contest ? ... keen to impress your friends at the local karaoke bar? ... but feel you need an advantage ... a little touch of magic ... may be even some specialist coaching.

Whatever your age .... or stage .... Look no further!

Make JayDream Music part of your support team and learn the secrets to success in Drama - Voice - Performance.

[pictured left is Jason Stephenson, founder of JayDreaming Music, and Chantelle Marie King in duet at Sydney's Darling Harbour - July, 2003.]

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.... Somewhere.... Over the Rainbow....

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From humble beginnings in a rural French Canadian home town, Céline Dion has risen to international superstardom like no other.  Céline has been called the premier contemporary pop vocalist of the Nineties.  She has earned music industry accolades from around the world, Grammy Awards in the US, Juno and Felix Awards in Canada, and World Music Awards in Europe.  In such a relatively short period of time, Céline Dion seemed to transform herself from a gifted pre-adolescent into an internationally respected superstar.

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The 2004

Four Winds

Music Festival

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 Amanda McBroom!!

The 12th Four Winds Festival will convene on 10-11 April 2004 near the small township of Bermagui - which on the far south coast of New South Wales - an area renowned for it's glorious beaches and stunning coastline.
Leading Australian musicians, supported by a number of promising young artists, together with  established guest artists, will perform fine classical and contemporary works, in programs drawn from a diversity of musical and cultural traditions.
The Four Winds Festival delivers a unique and refreshing musical experience in an idyllic ampitheatrical setting where artists, their music, and nature combine both to soothe and inspire.  Good food, fine wine and a Festival Feast add conviviality to the relaxed picnic atmosphere.
Importantly, child minding and disabled facilities are provided for at Four Winds Festival concerts.

This year's Festival saw the return of the delightful Amanda McBroom.


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Now Hear This Recordings is the principal studio Chantelle has used to record her songs.  The patient disposition of owner Kim Humphreys during recording sessions is a key feature here, and therefore Now Hear This comes highly recommended.

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Established 1833 and for decades an American icon – Martin guitars are a genuine benchmark by which others are judged. 
The Martin Guitar Company dates back to the 1830s when Christian Frederick Martin, Sr moved to the United States from Europe. 

The guitar shop he set up over 160 years ago has been continuously family owned and operated.  Martin Guitar Company Chairman and CEO, Chris Martin, is the sixth generation Martin to head this venerable company.
The Martin Story is a fascinating one and this website definitely worth checking out.

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Sydney-based Mallia Lutherie is a repair, restoration and custom manufacturing studio for acoustic and electric guitars and basses.  Pearl inlays are a specialty.
Jeff Mallia began building and repairing musical instruments, starting with violins, at 13. He studied violin from the age of seven, and electric bass from the age of 14 and, later, acoustic bass. 
All the King family’s guitars are regularly maintained by Jeff Mallia.

UK's Queen of the Stratocaster - Zoe McCulloch

Seventeen-year old Zoe McCulloch was born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the North of England.  At age 11 she became part of the Youngstars on Guitars (UK) project, and at 13 was invited by Ex-Shadow, Jet Harris, to play a duet with him on one of his albums.

Zoe's Shadows "and other instrumental heroes" debut solo album - Zoe With Love - acted as an important career catalyst.  Success as a solo instrumentalist demands individuality of style as well as personality.  And, so, Zoe began her move away from the Shadows-clone tag with the (2000) release of an album of  Abba track covers - Abbaguitabba - attracting a 'best new artist' vote, and Queen Of The Stratocaster title, by fans in Brazil.

A change of studio and musical director resulted in two subsequent, critically acclaimed albums, Girls With Guitars (2002), and the latest, Never Give Up Never Give In (2003).

Zoe's month-long tour of the US taking in NYC, Nashville, Tulsa, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio followed her performance at the 4th Annual Nokie Edwards Music Festival (Harrisburg, OR) during the Independence Day holiday weekend of July 4-5 2003.

Chantelle enjoys Zoe's music and includes this weblink in recognition and support of her achievements as a talented young female artist.

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Edith Piaf was France's 'little sparrow'. 

Well... now meet France's 'little Shadow' - the delightful Miss Mathilde Delpierre, a.k.a. Matilda.

Matilda's break came when Pat Terrett (Zoe McCulloch's manager) cancelled one of Zoe's performance dates in France, and Matilda was asked to step in.  She has since become a regular performer at European 'Shadows' events.

Then followed her debut album - "Little Shadow". 

Recorded when she was 11, it delivered 7 well-performed melodies, five of which were written by her manager (and father) Pierre-Antoine Delpierre.

Check Matilda's website for the reviews - particularly of her latest 12-track offering,  "The Angel Of The North", subtitled "...a tribute to Newcastle upon Tyne" - a title deriving from her visit to the area.

Of the originals, track 5 (P A Delpierre's Dance The Day Away)... and of the covers, track 8 (Dusty Springfield's You Don't Have To Say You Love Me)... are definite standout tracks.

"Little Shadow"?  May be!... but if the sensitive renditions that are to be heard on this CD are any guide, nothing but 'Bright Lights' are ahead for this charming young French Strat-slinger!

Music Business | Shane Simpson
Australia’s best-selling & most authoritative book on doing business in the music industry.  Written by top lawyer & dealmaker, Shane Simpson, “Music Business” has been totally rewritten, updated & expanded to 640 pages.  Released February 2002 – an absolute goldmine of information.

Email the author direct:  ssimpson[insert *at* symbol]


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