Author Archives: Alex

Getting Serious…

So I moved to Melbourne – as you do – to find my way into this world of being a performing artist (not a starving one) and found myself doing what all great talents do when they are young and … Continue reading

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Time to Find a New Spotlight

I’ve been growing up for what feels like forever – well technically that’s actually true – but now, I’m living in Melbourne, making my own way in the world, and starting to get a feel for what I really want … Continue reading

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Magnetic Island Was a BLAST!

Oh we had such a great time at the Magnetic Island Jazz Festival… it was my first jazz festival and so much to experience.   Meeting and hanging out with other musicians, including veterans such as John Hoffman and Craig … Continue reading

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Warming up for the Magnetic Island Jazz Festival

Last night, Merrinda Dias, Jessica Spina and I jazzed it up at the Lido in Brisbane in preparation for our big debut at the Magnetic Island Jazz Festival next month.   Each of us performed two sets of 3 songs, … Continue reading

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Alexander Carlton Performing Live

I had a fantastic time out at Sandgate with the New Groove Ensemble big band on Sunday afternoon. Nearly a full house, and a lot of dancers in the room – this was my first time doing a ‘proper gig’ … Continue reading

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Big Night Out

Well it was a really big weekend for me – starting with performing at the Mater Ball on Saturday night with Craig Martin and the Robert Clark Band.  I was pretty nervous knowing there were 800 people in the audience … Continue reading

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A Big Start to 2014

So it’s the beginning of my second year in Brisbane Australia, and here’s a few updates. I’ve left QACI  (Queensland Academy for Creative Industries) and am about to start my final senior years at a special high school for Musicians … Continue reading

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UPdates for 2013

Hi everyone – well I’ve made the move with my mum from NZ to Brisbane Australia, where I’m attending the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries.  It’s an amazing school where I get to study theatre and music along with about … Continue reading

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The Future of Jazz Singing for Me

Hi everyone, I wanted to tell you about this very exciting last three weeks – so much has happened lately.   First, two weekends ago I sang at the Hamilton Jazz Club again, this time, the Nairobi Trio were performing … Continue reading

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Singing Competitions

Well I do spend a lot of time practicing, singing, learning new songs and of course over the years, a lot of time in singing competitions, and the odd talent show.  Every one is better than the last, and each … Continue reading

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