Local Talent (3)


Last year’s winner of The Voice Australia,  Ellie Drennan, is set to perform an all-ages gig at the Panorama Lounge in Gosford, providing a sneak preview of new music from her upcoming EP. 

“I’m excited to be performing on the Central Coast as it’s a great opportunity for me to give back to my local community, to thank them for supporting me on The Voice and for voting for me,” said Miss Drennan. 

Ellie will be performing songs from her current album, Close Your Eyes, and showcasing some of the new material she has composed alongside talented Australian singer-songwriters Shane Nicholson and Brooke McClymont. 

“Since winning The Voice I have been focusing a lot more on my songwriting and I’ve been in the studio laying down the vocals for my new EP, which will be launching soon,” Miss Drennan said. “I am also hoping to tour nationally later this year. 

“I’m really excited that my local fans will be the very first to hear my new music. They’re my own songs too so I’m eager for them to get a better understanding of who I am both as an artist and as a person.” 

Ellie Drennan is performing at the Panorama Lounge in the Gosford Entertainment Grounds on Saturday 28 May 2016, supported by fellow local talent Ethan Conway.

For more information and to buy tickets visit http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/ellie-drennan-with-special/85671

The brother of 10 year old Banjo Pilon, who died tragically while skateboarding with friends at Wamberal last year, has performed a moving tribute song at his Australia's Got Talent audition, sending him straight to the next round.

Fletcher Pilon, 14, brought judges Kelly Osbourne and Sophie Monk and much of the audience to tears with his performance of 'Infinite Child', dedicated to Banjo.

"I'm going to play a song that I've written for my brother, his name's Banjo and he passed away about three-and-a-half months ago," Fletcher said. 

"He was 10 years old and four years younger than me, and he was skating on my board actually, in my street."

Sophie Monk called the performance "amazing and incredible", and Eddie Perfect praised Fletcher's strength.

"You are so strong to do what you just did… you have a fire and a courage... I don't know if I'd be upright if I were you, mate," Perfect said. " You're a genuine talent and you're an incredibly impressive human being."

Fletcher received four yes votes and will proceed to the next round.  

Eternal River are a local production team, consisting of songwriters John McCarthy and Mark O'keefe.

After playing for many years around the Sydney pub scene with their band, What's Next, John and Mark, along with guitarist Claude Corry, moved to the Central Coast in 1993.  After taking a break from playing live and going their separate ways for a while,  John and Mark teamed up again to form Eternal River Productions.

One of their first projects was a song written by the pair, originally dedicated to Mothers everywhere, Love you so is the perfect song for mums and dads everywhere, or just to say I love you.

The song perfectly captures the feelings of all sons and daughters, who have grown up and started their own lives, yet want to show how much they thank their parents for the love and devotion shown to them throughout the years.

Featuring the mesmerising vocals of Chonita Robinson and backed by seasoned musicians such as Matt Hanley (Guitar), Parris Macleod (Keyboards/Drums) and James Gillard (Bass), Love you so was recorded and produced at Cloud Studios at Mardi. 

Produced by Parris Macleod and John McCarthy, Love you So is available for download on itunes now.


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