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- Amanda Brenchley, Photographer
All The Wasted Time - at Silver Spoon Estate
A Swellegant Entertainment signature number, and one that we were due to perform at Silver Spoon Estate for this year's Heathcote on Show. Thanks to Silver Spoon, we were able to film a little of what "could have" been and what will most definitely be on the cards for next years event! After being apart for 10 weeks due to border closures and lockdown, emotions ran high on the day Lauren Lee and Patrick were reunited. We look forward to the day we can all be reunited with our loved ones, and Melbourne's lockdown can safely lift. Stay strong, everyone! We're almost there.
Some Things Are Meant To Be - Long Distance Duet with Akansha Hungenahally & Lauren Lee Innis-Youren
Feeling the love with this long distance duet! 2020 has been wild so far, but having friends to connect with makes it SO much more bearable. I'm incredibly grateful to have connected with this absolute rockstar over instagram during lockdown! Akansha is going places, folks, you'll want to remember her name! We may not have had a chance to meet IRL just yet, but I have a feeling we'll be in each others corner for a long time to come. Duet buddy: Akansha Hungenahally ( www.facebook.com/akhungenahally // www.youtube.com/channel/UCduu66nMjt1jufCJTS_UEMw // www.instagram.com/akhungenahally/ ) Song: Some Things Are Meant To Be - Little Women (Musical) Audio Mix + Master: Akansha Hungenahally Video edit: Lauren Lee Innis-Youren
Fall On Me - Lauren Lee Innis-Youren & Patrick Hill
Borders are closed, lockdowns are still going... and our Swellegant duo have been separated for 10 weeks now. With Patrick in Canberra and Lauren Lee in country Victoria, the thing that has kept them both going is music, and being able to share it with each other, and all of you, across the distance. This is the latest of their long distance projects: a cover of A Great Big World/Andrea & Matteo Bocelli's 'Fall On Me'. This song is dedicated to everyone who is missing seeing their loved ones whether they be across international borders, or in neighbouring suburbs. We are with you, and hope you will share this song with us. Filmed and recorded by Lauren Lee Innis-Youren & Patrick Hill Audio Mix & Mastering by Andrew Kirkby Song by A Great Big World First released by Andrea & Matteo Bocelli
Music can heal and can bring us closer together. The Arts have, throughout history, been a uniting force in society. In these times of isolation, we need art, music, and creativity more than ever. Having to put a hold on our live shows this year was pretty heartbreaking. Watching our industry vanish before our eyes is still taking it's toll. Seeing the world get sick and our most vulnerable suffer ... it's not easy to stay strong. But we can still have hope. From all of us at Swellegant Entertainment, we hope you are keeping well, loved, and positive. Stay safe, everyone.
May It Be (from The Lord of the Rings) by Enya
The days may feel dark right now, but we all have it within ourselves to keep moving forward, no matter how small our steps may feel. Lauren Lee Innis-Youren's angelic tones suit this beautiful song down the ground, and we're so excited to share this piece with you. From everyone at Swellegant, we hope you will find some comfort in this song. P.S A note from Lauren Lee - "I fell in love with this song when I first heard it, and so when I heard it again recently I knew I had to learn it and sing through it myself. There's something about it that is so magical; it conjures up such a powerful healing which we all desperately need right now... Right at the end of the song, I had a moment where I couldn't stop the recording and had a little giggle to myself. Normally, I'd edit that out for a clean take, but a little voice said "Leave it in, it's funny!" so I did and I think it's a nice little touch of 'human' at the end of an ethereal song, and a bit of fun!" Song: May It Be (from The Lord of the Rings) by Enya Backing track: emerellesvoice.com
Think of Me cadenza challenge with Andrew Lloyd Webber
To sing with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has always been a dream of mine, so when he put out a sing-a-long challenge last week, I had to make sure I gave it a go! Things have been so hectic lately, trying to balance my day job with my own singing practice, as well as all the day-to-day business of life in these chaotic times. On top of all of that, I struggle a lot with the feeling of not being good enough. It's something I'm working on, and I feel like I'm gaining ground, but it's a work-in-progress for sure. So this video was both difficult and rewarding to post. I constantly second guess my recordings and performances, and it's something I really want to put a stop to, because I love to sing and that kind of mentality is holding me back! If you've been to my channel before, you'll know it's my dream to play Christine on the professional stage... I'll keep striving for it til I get there. Please enjoy my cadenza challenge submission for The Graham Norton Show, and see if you can pick the other shows that have influenced my choices!
Beyond My Wildest Dreams - The Little Mermaid (Broadway Plugged-in)
Such a thrill to have been part of Broadway Unplugged! When I was cast in the show a few months ago, I was so excited to perform with this brilliant group! Little did we know the regularly scheduled program of live shows at The Toff in Town would quite literally be *unplugged* and we'd have to find another way - but we are show people, and the show must go on! So the clever minds behind Be You Inc. decided that for the first time ever we would plug-in and film our numbers (while respecting the social distancing regulations) and broadcast the show to our beautiful audiences across the internet instead! Having dabbled somewhat in sound recording and video editing, plus living with a bunch of really awesome fellas, I opted to film my number from home... and with the permission of Musical Director extraordinaire Daniele Buatti to "go nuts", Patrick Hill, James Geekie and I put together the number you are about to watch. From our home to yours, I hope you enjoy my Broadway Plugged-in: April submission: Beyond My Wildest Dreams (from The Little Mermaid) Featuring: Archie, Patrick, and Geeks. Special thanks to Be You Inc and Broadway Unplugged www.beyouinc.org/broadwayunplugged