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 350 other kids also studying these subjects, or arts, film, design etc. It’s just a really cool place to be – and the fun stuff is underpinned with an academic programme called the International Baccalaureate. I’m having a great time and loving hanging out with other wildly creative and artistic teens like me.
One of my goals for this year is to pull together a jazz trio – stay tuned for this – it WILL happen.
And my piano and guitar playing is almost good enough I can accompany myself on some songs now. Here’s me playing last week at a school event for parents – the video isn’t great because of the lighting, but you’ll get the idea.
I’ve had the chance to sing a few times lately as a guest with a group called Soulcutz Barbershop- and while they are not exactly doing barbershop music (they are barbers, hence the name) and that’s been fun and a good boost to my confidence.
You know this year is going so fast – must be because I’m having a great time here in Aus.
Will write more soon…