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The Anatomy of a Kids’ Song
Sunday, May 24 2015
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
It’s time to learn! We’ve all seen how certain music can get your bubba bouncing, so what’s the secret? 2SER music director Andrew Khedoori chats with the Wiggles’ Murray Cook along with Justine Clarke, her collaborator Peter Dasent, and Holly Throsby, to find out how they go about making music for children. Each will take one of their songs and give us the lowdown on how they put it together.
Presented with 2SER 107.3
Holly Throsby (Australian)
Holly Throsby is a songwriter, singer and musician from Sydney, Australia. She has released five solo albums - On Night, Under the Town, A Loud Call, a children’s album called See!, and Team. She has been nominated for four ARIA Awards – two for Best Female Artist, one for Best Children’s Album and one as part of Seeker Lover Keeper, her band with Sally Seltmann and Sarah Blasko.
Murray Cook is a vocalist, songwriter and guitarist best known as the red Wiggle. In the 1980s, Murray also played the guitar in the bands The Transistors and Finger Guns before joining Bang Shang a Lang, who he continues to play with today when not on tour with The Wiggles.
Justine Clarke (Australian)
Justine Clarke is one of Australia’s most-loved entertainers. She is an internationally acclaimed actress in film, television and on stage, and also a best-selling children’s singer – she won an ARIA for Best Children’s Album in 2013. Justine has been a popular presenter on ABC TV’s Play School for over a decade. Justine is the author of two popular picture books, The Gobbledygook Is Eating A Book and The Ugly Duckling.
Peter Dasent has been pianist and musical director for ABC-TV’s Play School since 2000. He is also the producer and songwriter for Justine Clarke’s hugely successful children’s CDs I Like To Sing, Songs To Make You Smile and Great Big World, for which he co-writes the songs with a number of collaborators, principally New Zealand lyricist Arthur Baysting.
Music Director for Sydney’s popular 2SER-FM 107.3, Andrew Khedoori has profiled artists from The Ramones to David Byrne for radio, press and 2SER and Groovescooter’s live In Conversation series. In 2014 he presented Anatomy of A Song for Sydney Writers’ Festival with Josh Pyke, Urthboy and Sarah Blasko. He also runs the acclaimed independent label, Preservation.