We are in for a great night of carol singing and entertainment at Carols in Town Park with these fantastic performers taking part!
Words that come to mind. Mesmerizing, Depth, Love, Passion, Warmth, Eyes Closed.
She is the real deal. Amber is all about connecting with her soul and sharing with us through her voice… this beautiful gift. A very special artist.
Steve Balbi – Noiseworks. Songwriter and Producer. Winner of three ARIA Gold record awards.
Folk-pop singer and songwriter Amber Nichols recently lit up televisions across the nation with her soul stirring rendition of the London Grammar Hit Strong. Her blind audition on The Voice Australia had all five coaches turning their chairs for a chance to work with the talented songstress and the nation declaring she had the “voice of an angel”.
Not letting anything hold her back Amber progressed through to the live shows and continued to capture and captivate audiences across Australia whilst carrying her second child. A true inspiration to those chasing their dreams no matter the circumstance, her stunning vocals and unique circumstance inspired the hearts of many.
With influences ranging from Joni Mitchell to Sia, her emotive tone and genuine love for creating beautiful music has shown Amber is on the rise as one of Australia’s great new talents.
Since the age of three, Katie trained in classical music and drama.
Much of her childhood was spent on the stage. From her late teenage years, her gift as a musician and songwriter has taken her to festivals, community events, schools, cafes and churches across Australia and around the world.
Acoustic, poetic and connected with the social challenges of the time, Katie has been described as “…an artist whose music is genuinely cross-generational, artistic, thought provoking and dynamic.” (Tim Costello, World Vision Australia).
Her talent was recognised by winning the Australian Gospel Music Award for best music in 2002. An experienced artist, her performance highlights include:
- Ichthus festival, Kentucky, USA (2002)
- National Gospel Happening, Canberra (2002, 2003)
- Australian Gospel Music Festival, Toowomba (2002)
- Blackstump Festival, Appin (1994, 1996, 2004,2011)
- Sonfest Festival, Boonah (2005)
- Telstra Road to Tamworth (2009)
- Easterfest –Toowoomba (2011, 2012)
- Recording at Foxtel Studios for impact TV (2011, 2012)
Katie’s experience with, and passion for, people has led her to engage with audiences through her songs, but also through music workshops and numerous speaking engagements. Her workshops cater for both instrumentalists and vocalists of all levels.
Touring in both rural and city areas across Australia and beyond, Katie’s songs of love, faith and life leave a lasting impression.
The Canberra Community Voices evolved from a community choir run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation 666 radio in Canberra.
In just over a year, Canberra Community Voices has grown to be one of the largest community choirs in Canberra. Approximately 100 people from diverse backgrounds come together each week to create beautiful harmonies under the direction of Kenneth Teoh.
In 2017 Canberra Community Voices will be singing songs from the Great American Songbook and everyone is invited to join in. Come along to the Open Rehearsal and Information night on Tuesday 31 January 2017 at Merici College Braddon.
Please visit www.CanberraCommunityVoices.org for further details and “like” us on Facebook!
The National Capital Band is made of members of members of the Salvation Army from across Canberra. The primary purpose of the band is to serve as an instrument to proclaim the Christian gospel. The band has been involved in many activities across Canberra including the Royal Canberra Show, Relay for Life, Tuggeranong Community Festival, Floriade and the ANZAC Day commemorations. During the Christmas season the band is busy playing Christmas Carols across Canberra.