Last Thursday we held our first Live Lounge event at our new home the Premier Hotel in Broadmeadow. We didn’t know what to expect but we knew it was shaping up to be a good night when we saw we had 18 students down to perform. The Premier Hotel is a family friendly pub that supports live music and is now supporting up and coming students at the Academy to gain performance experience. We have also started to run Gig Opportunities for students every Friday night that has been a success for some of our hard working students. We would just like to say a big thank you to Lukas, Rolly and Louise for supporting local music and getting behind the students at National Music Academy. It is an amazing opportunity for the students to showcase what they have learnt through tailored tuition at our Academy.
The night kicked off with Austin Mackay smashing a couple of acoustic covers and throughout the night we had the likes of Lucy Phillips getting the crowd going with a clap through one of her songs, Taylan Bragg absolutely shredding on the guitar some behind the head action as well. We had Ava Buckingham get up and nail if I ain’t got you by Alicia Keys, Matilda Hayward from Maitland that had only had lessons for a term and get up for her very first performance in front of a crowd absolutely nail Skyfall by Adele & Thank you for the Music by ABBA. We also had Bryn Leonard England nail two songs very brave for getting up there and also Emily Gardner who blew the crowd away with her amazing voice. Sasha Holz got up and played Piano and sang a song and showed us that hard work, dedication & consistency pays off when it comes to learning your instrument.
Thank you to all the students who came along to play without you we wouldn’t have a show and we are all so proud of you for getting up to perform in front of your loved ones.
– Austin Mackay – Sasha Holz
– Lucy Phillips – Claudia Mackay
– Katrina Hailstone – Maddy Flowers
– Alex Mangano – Ava Buckingham
– Jake Dobbie – Taylan Bragg
– Jada Lewis – Mackye Austin
– Matilda Hayward – Bryn Leonard England
– Chloe Parker – Zubin Rawal
– Emily Gardner