Future soul artist, Ngaiire, will perform with 300 students in Hyde Park on October 31st.
Ngaiire (pronounced nyrie) was on the triple j 2010 Next Crop list and is building a reputation for herself as one of the country’s most unique and dynamic performers. Born in Papua New Guinea, Ngaiire came to Australia at just 16.
Moving to Sydney after a brief stint studying for a Jazz degree at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Ngaiire embarked on a long period of touring with roots collective, Blue King Brown, and mentor and electronic icon Paul Mac.
We can't wait to hear her perform!
It's always wonderful when local teachers are proactive about building the profile of music in their local community. That's exactly what's happening in Geelong, where a group of local teachers are partnering with the Geelong Performing Arts Centre to produce a huge event for Music: Count Us In. We thought we'd better give them some extra oompf, so we booked The Voice contestant, Kiyomi Vella, to perform at the event and sing Keep On with the kids.
Kiyomi has performed since the age of six working to develop her unique sound as singer and songwriter. She released her debut EP “Good Out of Fine” in 2012 to critical acclaim. We're sure she'll add a whole lot of talent to the Geelong event!
In May 2013, talented students worked with professional mentors and Music: Count Us In ambassador, John Foreman, to record the 2013 program song, 'Keep On' (A. Rolfe, A. Slattery, H. Winter, R. Lim, K. Noonan, J. Foreman). Darren Percival, runner up on The Voice, provided lead vocal.
Watch this clip with your students to show the process mentors Katie Noonan and John Foreman led our talented student songwriters through at the MCUI songwriting workshop in April.