An Interview with Suzie Mathers, Akina Edmonds and Joshua Reckless from Barnum – The Circus Musical

Here is part of the group interviews from Barnum – The Circus Musical media call with Suzie Mathers (Jenny Lind), Akina Edmonds (Joice Heth) and Joshua Reckless (Tom Thumb).

What: Barnum – The Circus Musical
Where: Comedy Theatre, Melbourne

Performances run until June, 2019
For more information, please visit www.barnumthemusical.com.au

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Exclusive EP Premiere: ‘Keeping Secrets’ by Ryan Daykin

It’s ironic that Ryan Daykin’s debut EP is called Keeping Secrets – as we’re choosing to do the complete opposite and give you an exclusive sneak peek! Featuring collaborations with Aleyce Simmonds and Hayley Marsten, whom we interviewed and premiered her music video of Coming Home last year; his influences stretch from Motown, to Shania Twain, and almost everything in between.

If you’re into earthy, country-alternative pop with strong hooks and compelling lyrical themes, then definitely take a moment to check out Ryan Daykin’s music.

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An Interview with Brook Chivell and Natalie Pearson

After a national tour together in 2017, Country Music’s Brook Chivell and Natalie Pearson have teamed up again to release the catchy, feel-good release I Wonder What You Kiss Like. The song debuted at #2 on the iTunes Country Charts, and currently sits at #5 on the KIX Country Radio Charts. The popular music video also sits third in the series continuation, after Pearson’s Mr Wrong and Chivell’s Hot Country Girl.

I Wonder What You Kiss Like was written by Country Music favourites, Kaylee Bell and Nick Wolfe, originally intended to be recorded by The Wolfe Brothers themselves. Considering how different your personal styles are compared to their own, it’s difficult to imagine the song not changing during production. What was the original demo like? And how, if so, did it change?

Natalie: [The demo] was Nick singing. He had a few little piano motifs at the start, which we really liked and we kept for when we took it to production. It had a similar vibe to what it ended up being; we just fleshed it out a lot more. We had a play around with the structure and put some key changes in there, so we could both have a chance to show off our vocal ranges and sit in our sweet spot. Nick really liked the arrangement, and we went from there into the studio.

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