IMMERSION is a sight and sound experience including a specially composed film score, extra live commentary from the director and acoustic music performances from local up-and-coming artists.
This year we are welcoming Mammals and Nick Saxon.
Mammals will be on for the whole tour -
- MAMMALS / SINGER GUY BROWN
Guy Brown is the lead singer for the band Mammals.
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- NICK SAXON
Solo musician, Nick is now also a presenter for National Geographic.
• ALYS LONGSMATE PLAYING ONE SHOW ONLY AT OUR CHARITY EVENT IN KAWANA ON SUNDAY 22ND APRIL 6PM
Tewantin songbird ready to fly
Kiera Kelly Williamson | 19th February 2012 4:59 AM
Tewantin singer Alys Longmate returns after a successful tour of the USA.
LOOK out LA, Alys Longmate is on her way.
The Tewantin musician may be only 16 but she’s already had a taste of the high life and she wants some more.
The popular songstress has already achieved more than most performers do in a lifetime and last week got to rub shoulders with some of the industry’s biggest names when she performed at a pre-Grammys red carpet event.
Then there were the five days she spent in Nashville, enjoying some singing and songwriting with Tonic’s Emerson Hart.
But Alys’s adventures didn’t stop there as she also got to meet The Offspring’s guitarist Todd Morse and spent time writing with him before they performed at the pre-Grammys party in LA.
“When Todd recommended me to perform there and I got the call I literally freaked out and tried not to scream,” she said.
“I had four to five days to prepare for it but I got to perform three of my own original songs.
“Things just starting happening really fast, it just all snowballed.
“I had to get used to LA speed.
“But playing at the pre-Grammys was amazing.”
To add to the night’s excitement, Alys found herself sitting next to the Jackson family at the event.
“I couldn’t believe I was sitting with Michael Jackson’s family. One of them looked identical to him,” she said. “The pre-Grammy event was just a huge celebration and I was lucky enough to sit next to such a big musical family.
“The whole two weeks in America was amazing. I met so many incredible people in both the music and acting industry it was like I was in a movie.”
Alys hopes the two weeks won’t be her only taste of life in America.
She is in the final stages of recording her first album, which she hopes to release within the next month and an offer from Emerson Hart’s studio could see her returning to Nashville in May to begin work on her next album.
“It’s all in the pipeline at the moment. Negotiations are under way so nothing is definite,” she said.
“My first album will just be released in Australia and I am hoping the next will branch out further.
“I’ve got so much to process it’s crazy stuff at the moment.
“I had a life changing time in America but I was happy to be on home soil again.”