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Anthony Callea

Anthony Callea is undoubtedly one of Australia’s finest vocalists and performers. The Aria Award winner has forged a highly successful music career and undeniably has one of this country’s most powerful, passionate and pure voices.

Introduced to the country via Australian Idol in 2004, his debut single The Prayer became Australia’s fastest and highest selling single of all time with sales in excess of 4 x platinum and was at the top of the charts for an amazing 5 weeks. Anthony has well and truly proven to be one of this country’s most successful recording artists. Anthony has embarked on national concert tours, playing to sell-out crowds across Australia and appeared as special guest for touring international superstars including Ms Diana Ross, Westlife, Celine Dion and Whitney Housten. Anthony has also performed for a host of international dignitaries including the late Luciano Pavarotti, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark.


He embarked on an international song writing trip for his sophomore album A New Chapter was accredited Gold and featured two top 20 singles with Live for Love and Addicted To You. Anthony also released a Live Concert DVD which debuted at No 3 on the Aria DVD Charts, sold Platinum and later screened as a television music special on Foxtel.

In 2007 Anthony tread the boards in his first musical production at the State Theatre in Sydney. He played a supporting role in Dead Man Walking, the true story of Sister Helen Prejean. This acclaimed opera production was directed by Nigel Jamieson (Sydney 2000 Olympics Opening Ceremony). Following on from this Anthony played the role of Mark in Perth’s musical production of Rent alongside Tim Campbell and Nikki Webster.

Anthony played the role of Boq in the premiere Melbourne season of hit Broadway musical Wicked where he received audience and critical acclaim. The Sunday Telegraph commented ‘Anthony Callea is winning as a munchkin Boq’ and The Age said ‘as the munchkin Boq in Wicked, Callea is impressive’.

Anthony has also accumulated a string of awards including an Aria Award along with 3 further Aria nominations, Channel V Artist of the Year, Pop Republic Artist of the Year, MTV Viewers’ Choice Award, Variety’s Young Entertainer of the Year, MO Award, Dolly Teen Choice Award and a Gospel Music Award.

2011 saw Anthony release the single ‘Oh Oh Oh Oh’ co written with the Black Eye Peas’ DJ Poet. In the past couple of years Anthony has been travelling and writing music with Australian and international writers and producers creating his sound and musical footprint.

Anthony has appeared on many special television events such as the Logies, Australia Day Concert, The Aria Awards, Good Friday Appeals and is a favourite and regular onVision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight to name a few. Anthony’s entertainment and mentoring skills have been witnessed by millions of television viewers as he featured on Channel Seven’s It Takes Two and Foxtel’s Ultimate School Musical. Anthony was also invited to perform at the Prime Ministers Olympian Dinner to celebrate our Australian Olympic team before they head off for the 2012 London Olympic Games.


March 2012, saw Anthony release his latest track 'Last To Go' from the EP also titled 'Last To Go'. The title track was co-written and produced with the DNA boys. Other tracks from the EP were co written with the likes of Paul Mac, Matt Morris and Jaakko Salovarra. 'Last To Go' EP is out now on iTunes worldwide. Whilst touring this EP, Anthony has taken his dynamic vocals and energetic performance style to Los Angeles and Las Vegas where he performed to packed houses in West Hollywood and the famous Planet Hollywood on the Vegas strip.

Anthony Callea kicked off 2013 with encore sell out performances alongside Tina Arena and her orchestra and opening for Mariah Carey but also with Anthony signing to ABC/Universal Music. Celebrating his 30th birthday in December 2012, Anthony re-discovered songs that have influenced him over the years, and in turn delivered his own musical stamp on these stunningly written tracks. The album titled THIRTY includes both covers and original compositions penned by Anthony, and celebrates thirty years of the most beautifully written music.
2013 also saw Anthony tread the Musical Theatre stage once again. Playing the role of Johnny Casino in Grease The Musical, the stage show along with the likes of Bert Newton & Todd McKenney plays in Brisbane, Sydney and then Melbourne in 2014.

Anthony followed his debut single with another multi-platinum number 1 single, Rain/Bridge Over Troubled Water and a self-titled multi- platinum number
1 selling album. Another two top 10 hits came off this debut album with Hurts so Bad and Per Sempre. 


Anthony's latest album's 'THIRTY' and 'This Is Christmas' are out now through ABC/Universal Music. 'THIRTY' debuted in Top 20 on the Aria Album Charts. 'THIRTY' re-discovers songs that have influenced Anthony over the years, and in turn deliver's his own musical stamp on these stunningly written tracks. 'THIRTY' includes both covers and original compositions. 'This Is Christmas' coincides with Anthony's 10th consecutive year at NINE's Carols By Candlelight. Produced by John Forman, featuring The National Boys Choir, a duet with Tim Campbell and recorded with a 55 piece orchestra, it's a must have in every home at Christmas time.

These albums are available on iTunes, online and all good CD stores


Discography:

Anthony Callea (05)
A New Chapter (06)

Thirty(13)

This Is Christmas(13)

Ladies & Gentleman:  The Songs of George Michael [live](13)

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A celebration of music, culture, and identity, from the hearts and mouths of a new generation of Indigenous Australia.The call; “What song has spoken strongest to you about growing up an Indigenous Australian?” The response; A collection of 12 songs from this country’s deadliest and most inspiring young musicians, taking us on a sonic journey through the foundations of their musical inspiration, and the songs that have helped shape their Indigenous identity and culture.   From Adelaide to East Arnhem Land, from Brisbane to Regional NSW, DEADLY HEARTS showcases Australian music at its absolute finest. Each artist brings their own flavour whilst paying homage to, and retaining the soul of these 12 songs that hold a special place in their hearts.Jimblah paints a synth-laden, new-age picture of his ‘Island Home’ taking on the Warumpi Band classic; Robbie Miller provides some magical, goosebump-inducing moments with ‘Solid Rock’, Emily Wurramara delivers a breathy, jazz-inspired rendition of Coloured Stone’s ‘Black Boy’, Benny Walker shares his musical inspirations by paying tribute to a timeless masterpiece, and Birdz throws his hip-hop touch at Yothu Yindi’s ‘Sunset Dreaming (Djapana)’.The modern sound of Indigenous Australia. The next generation of Indigenous storytellers, genre-hopping across these songs of importance. 
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Hit Country 2017 is here!  This premier country compilation series is released in 2CD format this year, and features some of the biggest hits from Australia and around the world. Including international chart toppers Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton; PLUS all the biggest names and rising stars in Australian country: Travis Collins, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Adam Harvey & Beccy Cole, Adam Brand, The Wolfe Brothers, Sunny Cowgirls and many more!Track Listing:CD 1:1. The Wolfe Brothers – Thow Em Back2. Tim Hicks – Stompin’ Ground3. Miranda Lambert – We Should Be Friends4. David Nail – Night’s On Fire5. Kelsea Ballerini – Yeah Boy6. Caitlyn Shadbolt – My Breakup Anthem7. Drake White – It Feels Good8. The Band Perry – The Comeback Kid9. Carrie Underwood – Church Bells10. Travis Collins – Hometown Calling11. Gord Bamford – Don’t Let Her Be Gone12. Tyler Farr – Our Town13. Missy Lancaster – Back Row14. Jana Kramer – I Got The Boy15. Cole Swindell – Middle of a Memory16. The Viper Creek Band – Rockstars17. Bobby Wills – Get While The Gettin’s Good18. Dylan Scott – My Girl19. Jon Pardi – Dirt on My Boots20. The Shires – All Over AgainCD 2:1. Adam Brand – Drunk2. Christie Lamb – Bad Habit3. Jasmine Rae – Everybody Wants To Take My Money4. Blake Shelton – A Guy With A Girl5. Jody Direen – Dirt Rich6. Jess Moskaluke – Drive Me Away7. Brett Eldredge – Wanna Be That Song8. Chris Stapleton – Fire Away9. Ward Thomas – Cartwheels10. Michael Ray – Think A Little Less11. Dan + Shay – How Not To12. Baylou – Rattlin’ Chains13. Kaylen’s Rain – Lost In The Moonshine14. William Michael Morgan – I Met a Girl15. Ryan Kinder – Tonight16. Wyonna feat. Jason Isbell – Things That I Lean On17. Adam Harvey & Beccy Cole – Anyone Who Isn’t Me Tonight18. Seth Ennis – Woke Up In Nashville19. The Brothers Osborne – It Ain’t My Fault20. Sunny Cowgirls – Dam Fun 
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Two of Australia’s finest storytellers, actor John Bell and pianist Simon Tedeschi, break new ground with this new recording of the great melodrama Enoch Arden – a deeply moving tale of love, loss, redemption and shipwreck, told through spoken word and solo piano.Enoch Arden depicts, in Tedeschi’s own words, "extremities of emotional pathos in which an everyman is thrust into a maelstrom of betrayal, longing, regret and often, madness.” It is the story of three childhood friends, Enoch Arden, Philip Ray and Annie Lee. Enoch and Annie marry and start a family, but after Enoch is shipwrecked on an island for ten years, Annie agrees to marry Philip – believing Enoch to be dead. When Enoch returns, he learns of Annie and Philip’s relationship, and of their child together, and chooses to live in seclusion, heartbroken for his own fate but blissful in their happiness.The poem Enoch Arden was published in 1864 while Alfred, Lord Tennyson was Queen Victoria’s Poet Laureate; Strauss wrote a piano score to accompany its recitation in 1897. Its most famous recording was a limited-edition release by Glenn Gould with Claude Rains in 1962. This new recording presents a rare insight into the pathos of Enoch Arden’s story, an exploration of humanity just as relevant in 2017 as when it was first written.This album and subsequent national tour marks Tedeschi and Bell's first collaboration. "I wanted to do Enoch,” says John Bell, “because I love working with musicians; I love being up close and watching their technique and feeling the visceral presence of the instruments. I've admired Simon for a long time; he's a bit of an entertainer and showman as well as being a great pianist."On this album, Enoch Arden is paired with the stunningly evocative Songs of Dawn (Gesänge der Frühe) for solo piano by Robert Schumann. Written in 1853, towards the end of the composer’s tragic life, the five songs are, Tedeschi notes, "devotional one minute, white-hot the next, and then heartbreakingly lyrical, ending with a hymn-like movement that, to me, is as palpable a winding-down of the human spirit as Beethoven’s last Piano Sonata."
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Elise McCann – the delightful, award-winning Miss Honey from the smash-hit musical Matilda – brings alive her life-long love of the stories of Roald Dahl with an entrancing new album: Dahlesque.One of the world’s most popular authors, Roald Dahl has captured the imagination of millions of children and adults with his tales of fun and fear. Dahl’s characters speak immediately to generations, and the blockbuster films and musicals that they have inspired have become instant hits.In this irreverent and gloriumptious offering, Elise McCann draws on these beloved adaptations to present the fantastical imagination and wickedly unforgettable characters of this master of storytelling. There are songs by Tim Minchin from Matilda (Naughty, The Smell of Rebellion and My House); hits from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory from Leslie Bricusse’s Academy-Award-nominated score; and songs from Marc Shaiman’s 2013 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which ran for an astonishing 1293 days in the West End.All of these songs are brought to life by the Helpmann-winning actress and vocalist Elise McCann, accompanied by a nine-piece band. The physical edition contains two bonus tracks, Little Red Riding Hood & The Wolf and Three Little Pigs from Revolting Rhymes, set to music by acclaimed Musical Director and composer Stephen Amos.
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Australia’s favourite classical music phenomenon returns, as the Classic 100 celebrates the music of love - the greatest of all human experiences, from the passion of first love to the heartbreak of love lost.From the drama of the opera and the grace of the ballet, to the longing of a love song and the orchestral soundtracks from our favourite romantic movies, love stories are among music’s most enduring inspirations. The Classic 100: Love is Australia’s reflection on memories, dreams and favourite love stories.This exclusive Deluxe Edition contains the complete top 100 tracks (over 10 hours of music on 8CDs), plus a book of 40 favourite, timeless love poems by Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Whitman, Byron, Emily Dickinson and many more.Listen live to the countdown on ABC Classic FM over the weekend of 10-11 June.
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ABC KIDS is the renowned home of trusted, quality entertainment for Australian Preschoolers. Parents and children alike have grown up with this much loved, iconic Australian brand.So following on from the popularity of previous volumes, The Best of ABC KIDS Vol. 5 features 29 tracks from all your favouriteABC Kids Music artists including The Wiggles, Justine Clarke, Sesame Street, Giggle and Hoot, Play School, Bananas In Pyjamas and many more!
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Australia’s favourite twins, B1 and B2, are turning 25 this year!2017 marks 25 years since the Bananas in Pyjamas series first aired, and in that time it has grown into a phenomenal worldwide success, going on to become one of the nation’s most respected, trusted and longest-running children’s series. To celebrate this milestone, ABC KIDS bring you a must-have music collection featuring those catchy songs that generations of Australian children have been singing and dancing to in their lounge rooms.Spanning two CDs, Bananas In Pyjamas – 50 Best Songs includes favourites such as the iconic theme song ‘Bananas In Pyjamas’; ‘The Mucklebird’, ‘Banana Detectives’; ‘Teddy Bear Twist’ and many more. Also included are much-loved nursery rhymes such as ‘It’s Raining, It’s Pouring’, and ‘Ring-A-Ring A Rosie’. And of course, no bananas collection would be complete without appearances from The Teddies and The Rat In The Hat!It’s the perfect soundtrack for a banana-tastic party!
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Celebrating 90’s month across Double J and triple j in June. We’ve handpicked a giant 4 CD collection and download that showcases and celebrates the 90s.To say it was all about the fuzzy guitars and fiery screams of grunge is to discount the slinky synths of West Coast hip hop and the thumping, anthemic big beats of the decade’s best dance music. The beauty of 90s music was both its diversity and the way artists took the styles of previous decades, refined them, then added a sonic dimension and attitude that matched both the optimism and, at times, despair of the decade.Was the 90s really just one decade? When you look at the 80 or so songs we’ve collected here, you realise it’s just a snapshot of what was an explosive, diverse, and prolific era for music.Track Listing:CD 1:1. The Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy Hey Girl2. Sonic Youth – Kool Thing3. Spiderbait – Buy Me A Pony4. Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain5. Itch-E & Scratch-E – Sweetness And Light6. Blind Melon – No Rain7. Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl8. Regurgitator – ! (The Song Formerly Known As)9. Supergrass – Pumping On Your Stereo10. blink-182 – Dammit11. Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise (feat. L.V.)12. The Clouds – Hieronymus13. Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing14. White Town – Your Woman15. Crowded House – Distant Sun16. Cornershop – Brimful of Asha (Norman Cook Remix)17. Hole – Celebrity Skin18. You Am I – Berlin Chair19. Silverchair – Ana’s Song (Open Fire)20. The Dandy Warhols – Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth21. Died Pretty – D.C. 22. Killing Heidi – WeirCD 2:1. Radiohead – Paranoid Android2. Garbage – Only Happy When It Rains3. Yothu Yindi – Treaty (Filthy Lucre Radio Mix)4. Weezer – El Scorcho 5. Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye6. Gerling – Enter Spacecapsule (Radio Disko Remix)7. Deee-Lite – Groove Is in the Heart8. James – Laid9. Dinosaur Jr. – Start Choppin’10. Falling Joys – Lock It11. Arrested Development – Mr Wendal12. Pulp – Common People13. Jebediah – Leaving Home14. Everclear – Heroin Girl15. Severed Heads – Dead Eyes Opened 9416. Salt N Pepa – Shoop17. Ammonia – DRUGS18. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds + Kylie Minogue – Where the Wild Roses Grow19. Korn – Got The Life20. Frenzal Rhomb – Never Had So Much FunCD 3:1. Powderfinger – These Days2. The Cranberries – Zombie3. RUN-DMC vs. Jason Nevins – It’s Like That4. Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People 5. Ratcat – That Ain’t Bad6. Pennywise – Society7. Neneh Cherry – Woman8. Marcy Playground – Sex & Candy9. Custard – Girls Like That (Don’t Go For Guys Like Us)10. Screaming Trees – Nearly Lost You11. Josh Abrahams & Amiel Daemion – Addicted To Bass12. Everlast – What It’s Like13. Ween – Mutilated Lips14. Frente! – Labour of Love 15. Nada Surf – Popular16. Pollyanna – Lemonsuck17. Fugees – Killing Me Softly With His Song18. Bloodhound Gang – Why’s Everybody Always Pickin’ On Me? 19. Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun20. Hunters & Collectors – Holy GrailCD 4:1. The Prodigy – Breathe2. The Living End – Prisoner Of Society3. The Cardigans – My Favourite Game4. Stone Temple Pilots – Plush5. Primitive Radio Gods – Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand6. The Whitlams – No Aphrodisiac7. Tricky – Black Steel8. Slipknot – Wait And Bleed9. Grinspoon – Just Ace10. Billy Bragg – Sexuality11. Moloko – Sing It Back (Boris Musical Mix)12. Butthole Surfers – Pepper13. Buffalo Tom – Taillights Fade14. The Superjesus – Down Again15. Fatboy Slim – Praise You16. TISM – (He’ll Never Be An) Ol’ Man River17. The Fauves – Dogs Are The Best People18. Mazzy Star – Fade Into You19. The Lemonheads – The Outdoor Type20. Underground Lovers – Losin’ It
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Jazz great James Morrison returns with an essential new album: timeless hits from The Great American Songbook, recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London with the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart. Performing on a range of instruments (including trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, tenor sax and piano), Morrison brings his trademark virtuosity and flair to classics by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern and more. These tunes were originally made famous by many of the great singers of all time; for this album, Morrison especially commissioned arrangements that bring alive the melodies, styles and meanings that have made these songs so immortal and beloved. These jazz ‘standards’ are close to Morrison’s heart: “I proposed to my wife by walking into the bathroom playing My Funny Valentine, Every Time We Say Goodbye was played at the funeral of a dear friend, Summertime was the first time I worked with a singer, A Foggy Day was the first song I performed in public on the piano (aged 10), and of course Duke Ellington answered the unanswerable question ‘what is jazz’? (It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing).” James Morrison is regarded as one of the finest musicians of his generation, with a distinguished career featuring collaborations with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie and Ray Charles, invitations to perform at the world’s great venues and for multiple US presidents and Queen Elizabeth II, and pioneering education work. His collaboration with the BBC Concert Orchestra continues with a performance at the BBC Proms in August 2017.
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From the opulence of opera to the intimacy of solo piano: four centuries of luscious, languorous music that will seduce and delight. Music by Delibes, Cilea, Rachmaninoff, Puccini, Bizet, Monteverdi, Rodrigo and more.Art by Lord Frederic Leighton, Charles Landelle and Rupert Bunny.Timeless art and great music: ABC Classics and the Art Gallery of New South Wales present a new collection of albums bringing together culture from through the ages. From nineteenth-century visions of grandeur in Epic Classics to the sacred tradition in Divine Classics, and from Australia’s own artistic heritage to the world of the Modernists, these albums provide rich insights by bringing art and music together. Previous collaborations between ABC and AGNSW include music audio-guides for the blockbuster exhibitions The Greats, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and Nude: art from the Tate collection with the acclaimed Nude Live performances in collaboration with the Sydney Dance Company and the Sydney Festival. 
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Music can lift the mind to the heavens, and create an image of the divine here on earth. This collection surveys a millennium of music written for the Christian church, from the medieval nun Hildegard of Bingen to the modern-day mystic John Tavener, via baroque masterworks. Music by Handel, Bach, Allegri, Tallis, Mozart, Vivaldi and others.Art by Sano di Pietro, Domenico Beccafumi and Andrea Andreani.Timeless art and great music: ABC Classics and the Art Gallery of New South Wales present a new collection of albums bringing together culture from through the ages. From nineteenth-century visions of grandeur in Epic Classics to the sacred tradition in Divine Classics, and from Australia’s own artistic heritage to the world of the Modernists, these albums provide rich insights by bringing art and music together. Previous collaborations between ABC and AGNSW include music audio-guides for the blockbuster exhibitions The Greats, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and Nude: art from the Tate collection with the acclaimed Nude Live performances in collaboration with the Sydney Dance Company and the Sydney Festival.
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From Debussy and Ravel to Stravinsky and John Cage, the 20th century opened new worlds of musical colour and texture and brought new understandings of how music could speak to us. Music by Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Ives, Holst, Vaughan Williams, Britten and Berio.Art by Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith.Timeless art and great music: ABC Classics and the Art Gallery of New South Wales present a new collection of albums bringing together culture from through the ages. From nineteenth-century visions of grandeur in Epic Classics to the sacred tradition in Divine Classics, and from Australia’s own artistic heritage to the world of the Modernists, these albums provide rich insights by bringing art and music together. Previous collaborations between ABC and AGNSW include music audio-guides for the blockbuster exhibitions The Greats, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and Nude: art from the Tate collection with the acclaimed Nude Live performances in collaboration with the Sydney Dance Company and the Sydney Festival.