Anthony Callea Appearances and Signings
Posted 14 July 2010 - 03:41 PM
Nov 13 2005, 09:04 PM
Laura and Lina are such cuties.
I had the best day. I met a few forum members some that I had met before and others that I have seen at instores but didnt get a chance to meet.
Lina you and Laura you are such warm and happy people. Good to see Carrie, gez, Vina (all the way from Sydney) Atrium girl and Candy the cutie.
I had the best day Anthony is an absolute star but we already knew that.
Now I have to go and nurse my sore throat and what voice I have left and my sunburn is so bad that I look like a big lobster. *ouch*
See you all again at the Botannical gardens. Hopefully I catch up with Laura and Lina sooner.
Posted 14 July 2010 - 03:43 PM
Nov 13 2005, 09:28 PM
How awesome was today guys?!
And the wonderful thing is that it's not just about Anthony, it's about meeting up with all you lovely people too! of course, candy is such a pleasure to attend acof meet-ups with as usual... but today, we had our special guest vina from sydney! (girl, you're awesome, it was so good to get to know you better) and of course alll the rest of you guys that i ran into... ness, sam, edmila, jen, laura, josie... .... hahaha so many of you i can't name you all! but all in all it was an awesome time spending this very hot sunny arvo in this way...
it just dawned on me, that this could be the last time that we're gonna see anthony in some time what with him going overseas and everything... and i'll be going back to Singapore at the end of this month after my uni exams too! you guys gotta keep me posted on all the happenings that i'm missing out on (which hopefully won't be too many ) but whatever it is, what a wonderful day to end another year as an anthony supporter.
Posted 14 July 2010 - 03:46 PM
Nov 13 2005, 09:32 PM
I had a fantastic time. My first time seeing Anthony (other than his concerts) I went a bit balistic on taking photos but, hey, who cares. It was great meeting some of you for the first time.
Check out my photos
Posted 14 July 2010 - 03:47 PM
post Nov 17 2005, 08:42 PM
Here's some photos from the Fox Bash ....
Anth was in full form & having a blast!
But I love the photos, coz Anth's personality comes through .....
Posted 14 July 2010 - 04:39 PM
Joy in the Park
Luna Park, Melbourne, VIC
Anthony performed: Per Sempre, Hurts So Bad, Rain, Per Sempre and first time live, Run Away and I Want You to See.
Joy in the Park is a fantastic community day brought together each year by Whitelion role model, Tania Doko.
With the support of Luna Park, the day is an opportunity for Whitelion young people and their mentors to get to know other matchs and spend some positive time involved in the activities of the Park and watching a free music concert.
|Despite the less-than-perfect weather, on Sunday, 30 April, an enthusiastic crowd of a couple of hundred people turned up to Luna Park for the free concert. ARIA award winning Anthony Callea performed his hit songs Rain and 'Per Sempre (For Always). Roary, the Whitelion Mascot, even came out in the rain for the fun and moved and grooved to a few songs. |
Opening the event was Kiki Courtidis, Popstars finalist 2004 who definitely impressed the crowd with her acoustic performance. Also performing was hip hop act 'Phrase', local rock band 'Radiodogs' and DJ Paulo.
And just as the rain started to pour down again, Whitelion?s own Tania Doko performed with her old musician partner, in Bachelor Girl. She also got the crowd dancing with her electro dance band, Joylab.
Metlink, Whitelion?s major partner, sponsored the event and their Authorised Officers spent a few hours mingling with the crowd and handing out free giveaways, including some fun Polaroid photos.
Tania Doko and 'The Boys'
Anthony Callea meets Whitelion's Roary
Photography courtesy of Hannah Krijnen.
May 1 2006, 06:37 PM
Hey everyone here is my review of joy in the park.
I arrived around 12ish and it was pouring rain, when we found the stage Tania Doko (bachelor girl) was doing a sound check. They thing didn't start until past 1:15 and the first on stage was a girl named Kiki apparently from the last popstarts but I have no recollection of her, it was her 21st birthday and she sung 4 songs.
After her came Radiodogs, a group of 3 guys they were really good and I kept looking at the corner of the stage to see if anth had arrived. Then I saw a group of guys and I said to my friend dre they look more like his kind of people but what they were wearing.
Sure enough anth was behind them I don't think anyone saw them but me because he stayed pretty far back from the stage. He was wearing light blue jeans, brown boxer type boots with his pants tucked into them, a green t shirt or shirt and a black jacket half done up. He had his fly sunglasses as I like to call them on, they are PRADA by the way.
Finally at 2.50 pm Anth came on stage. His band was already there, his band is made up of Mark Amardo I think that's how you spell his name, they guy who replaced John Foreman on GMA and another two guys one who plays the bongo and one who plays the guitar. He came on and the first song he sung was Hurts so bad, as usual we did the walk like that's and talk like that's bit. He said thank you then he said we were very lucky cause he was going to sing his first single for the first time in public (I'm not sure if it will actually be the single or not but the first song from the new album) it was called Run Away it was probably closest to the Rain style of song a bit poppy/rocky, really good.
It was the first time I've seen anth fans quiet, we were dead silent trying to listen to the lyrics. Once he finished that one he sung another new one J he goes this is a song, then a girl yelled out about me and he goes no its not a song about you its about me. Its called I want you to see, he wrote it 4 or 5 months ago and its gorgeous, absolutely beautiful. The first line is something about the tabloids and you cant believe everything you read and he just wants to be left alone.
I really hope this song is on the album cause its fantastic, it's a ballad and he sings it like omg I cant describe it its just wow. Anyways we all clapped like crazy then he sung Per Sempre impeccable pitch sung beautifully. Finally he sung Rain and he said something like its appropriate considering the weather. During this he grabbed peoples camera and took pics of himself so cute and he grabbed a dog, a school mascot I think and posed with it that photo came out really well.
He then had a little chat to Glenn Manton (former essendon and Carlton footballer, from the footy show and whitelion creator) he told him the album or at least the single wont be out for at least another 2 or 3 months, so we got a while to wait guys and that hes been recording in the studio locked away. He then went off stage and people chased him but he ran away it was so cute. I must admit I wasn't a fan of the hair but after seeing it in person it looks better than in pictures so I now like the hair.
That's all for now hope you enjoyed my review
Posted 14 July 2010 - 04:39 PM
Apr 30 2006, 06:25 PM
I looked up both new song titles on APRA and from what I can work out... "Runaway" was written by Anthony, Tom Nichols and David Eriksen. These guys have written for the likes of Kylie, Jessica Simpson, All Saints and Celine Dion between them.
Then the other one has been written by Anthony, J Christo (who I'm guessing might be Anth's old band mate from SayYeah Jimmy) and James Kempster.
Posted 14 July 2010 - 04:40 PM
Apr 30 2006, 06:27 PM
I was at Luna Park and I just want to say that in all honesty the two new songs are absolutely amazing.
I loved them both but I think Run away is going to be an absolute SMASH HIT and that would be my preference as the first single. The song is in the mould of pop rock with a chorus that is catchy and has you tapping your feet and singing along. The radio stations will surely have to pick this song up.
Posted 14 July 2010 - 04:42 PM
Apr 30 2006, 07:20 PM
| (jaffa @ Apr 30 2006, 05:48 PM)|
Were there many people there especially as the weather was not so good. It would be good to hear a full review.
I'm just trying to gather my thoughts and upload some of my photos to photobucket.
It was quite hard to tell how large the crowd was - seeing it was raining, I was trying my hardest to keep as dry as I could. It was kind of hard to see. I'm so bad with estimates, but there would have been at least 100 people minimum.....?.....but don't quote me on that!!!!!
As you all know by now, we were LUCKY enough to hear Anthony sing TWO NEW SONGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They were both catchy, uptempo numbers - very radio friendly.
I loved them both even on the first listening. If one of them ends up being his first single, I'll be VERY happy!!!!!!
Other news is that Anthony had a new band line up. Mark Amato was on keyboard, a new guy named Ben on guitar, and there was a percussionist, whose name I can't remember, but he was playing bongos, shakers and djembe (African type drum) - it was not a traditional drum kit. They sounded fab.
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