Justine Clarke Wins ARIA Award for Best Children's Album
Justine Clarke has won the award for Best Children’s Album at the 2018 ARIA Awards, held at The Star on Wednesday, November 28.
Steven Rossitto walks into a room and the room lights up: but, it’s when he caresses a melody that the magic happens. There’s a maxim that all great singers sound like they’re telling the truth. Rossitto fits the bill. Now, with the release of his debut album, Night & Day, audiences will have a chance to be seduced by his unique vocal ability.
It’s the way Rossitto gets inside a tune that will stop you in your tracks. He’s eighteen, from Melbourne, and boasts an innate gift to draw listeners into a song. Rossitto simply knows how to inhabit a melody and interpret a lyric. If you have a penchant for believing in past lives, it’d almost be fair to say his voice has seen a few.
Rossitto is becoming a global name via the power of YouTube with almost a half a million hits on a Guy Wood/Robert Mellin song first published in 1952 called, My One & Only Love. His simple reading, alone at the piano, has captured hearts and ears around the world. Now there’s a buzz growing in America, Europe and Japan, but all Steven cares about is the music.
On Night & Day Rossitto has recorded a smattering of original tracks, highlights of which include Man & Strife and Whispers In The Night. His reputation, for the moment, may well be forged on his interpretations from the Great American Songbook. There’s an argument for calling it the Great ‘Western’ Songbook as the tunes, penned by the likes of Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, Rodgers and Hart and George and Ira Gershwin are part of our shared DNA.
Standouts on the collection include Saturday Night, Luck Be A Lady, Autumn Leaves and Duke Ellington’s I Got it Bad & That Ain’t Good.
1. Saturday Night
2. Night and Day
3. Luck Be A Lady
4. The Gal That Got Away
5. I’m A Fool To Want You
6. My Funny Valentine
7. I Got It Bad And That Ain’t good
8. Whispers In The Night
9. Man And Strife
10. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
11. Thinking Of You
12. My One And Only Love
13. Autumn Leaves
15. Ol’ Man River
Steven Rossitto ‘Night & Day’ will be released through ABC Music / Universal Music on August 17
At a ceremony on Tuesday 10 October at the Art Gallery of NSW, ABC Classics & Jazz were announced winners of the 2017 ARIA Awards for Best Classical, Best Jazz, Best Original Soundtrack and Bes