November live lounge recap

NMA Live lounge 10/11 Wrap-up!

Another month, another night of entertainment and young talent at our regular fortnightly NMA Live Lounge at the Premier Hotel in Broadmeadow! We’ve been partnering with the fine establishment of the Premier Hotel since last June to give our students the opportunity to perform in a live venue, and to give the goers of the Premier a night of quality musical entertainment! And boy! The performers did not disappoint!

As per usual, we had a plethora of talented singers grace the stage last Thursday, to belt their favorite tunes to an excited audience. First time performers at the live lounge Lucia Merlo and Mandy Kaur gave knock out performances with modern classics like “Live While We’re Young” by One Direction and “In My Blood” by the Veronicas. Seasoned Live Lounge singers we aplenty, with Lucy Philips getting everyone excited and energized with her renditions of “Maybe” for Annie The Musical and “Shake It Off” By Taylor Swift. Performing amazing acoustic covers of “Chandelier” by Sia and “Brother” by Matt Corby, 12 year old Byrn Leonard England blew everyone away with his voice, a voice he hopes to perform with at StarStruck 2017. The entertainment didn’t stop there, with Jessie Hughes singing “Pompeii” by Bastille, a collection of Norah Jones songs from Matilda Hayward, and songs by Jada Lewis, Bree Maley, and the brave Gabby Bracken! Check out Matilda her:

On top of our superb solo singers, we also saw some great instrumental Performances as well. Lachlan Hall rocked out to “Stitches” by Shaun Mendes on his acoustic guitar. “Noodle Sticks” resident guitarist Tobias Asper poured his heart and soul into his smooth, enchanting rendition of “Lenny” by Stevie Ray Vaughn, with sweet, bluesy licks filling the air.

We also had rocking performances from our junior band “Plagiarism” and our senior Band “Noodle Sticks”. Plagiarism went acoustic that night, with smooth renditions of “Accidentally in Love” by Counting Crows and “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, and got everyone’s feet a-tapping. Singer/Guitar of Plagiarism Will Sim also got up and smashed out some more Ed Sheeran songs. The smooth tones of Noodle Sticks graced the stage, with their funky renditions of “Sissy Strut” by the Meters (which their also performed at our end of year Lizzote’s Concert) and “Gasoline”. Grace Lovatt, singer of “Noodle Sticks”, performed some original songs, which showed off her incredible voice and song writing ability. Also from the band, Sam Redgrove performed “Silent all These Years” by Tori Amos, showing his piano and vocal Prowess.

For those who stuck around that evening, they were treated to knock out performances by some of our resident vocal teachers. Kate Smith passionately sang and acoustically played “Drop The Game” by Flume and Chet Faker, and dazzled with an original love song. Ella Moulder made her triumphant return to the stage, showing off her powerful vocals with the song “If I Aint Got You” by Alicia Keys.

Everyone had such an amazing time last Thursday; both the talented performers and the excited audience! With great food and great music, The Premier Hotel in Broadmeadow was the place to be! If you missed out this time, fear not! Our Next live lounge is on 1/12/16, so set it down in your Calendar! Hope to see you there!

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