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This is my Virtual Choir singing “Song For Western Australia” composed by Rod Christian Copyright 2005. The song depicts the beauty of Western Australia, the locations around the State and captures the spirit of WA.
My feelings for Western Australia are summed up in these lyrics: “Let us join together, with friends and family. To celebrate this great Sate, and live in harmony.”
Courtney Murphy recorded this song for me in 2012 and it was very well received. Since Covid 19 has virtually ended overseas and interstate travel, I decided to record my virtual choir sing the song in four part harmony SATB.
The result is astonishing and the video will premiere on Monday 1st June 2020 at 6:00 am which is WA Day. Please click the link here to access the video and share with fellow West Australians. The link will also be on facebook and Twitter.
Thank you for watching.
The Haze Showband (formerly Purple Haze) is a West Australian Perth-based band with years of experience and with a professional music background. The band is very popular with our new mix of Rock’n Roll, Latin, Swing, Jazz and Country songs. The collective experience of all of the members includes Blue Brass, Rock’n Roll Show, Motivation, Tony Tyler and the Purple Haze, Flashback Rock ‘n Roll Showband to name a few. Tight harmonies and an extensive repertoire are features of this exciting band. The band leader is Nigel Ridgway (Vocals and Drums), Greg (Bazz) Clarke, (Vocals, Sax and Trumpet), George Janicki (Lead guitar and vocals), and Rod Christian (Vocals, Bass, Guitar and Keyboards). The Haze regularly performs at various locations in and around Perth and is highly sought after in the rock n roll dance scene. A few videos are attached here for you to experience audience participation and the sound of the band in action.
More photos and videos here:
Bookings Nige 0419921131 or Rod 0411441044 or use the contact form on this page.
Dennis Bird, CEO of Abmusic Perth, Western Australia approached me to write an album for two Indigenous artists, Luke and Dan Riches who were born at One Arm Point in the Kimberley. These two brothers are such talented singers and songwriters and are already touring in their own band The Struggling Kings. I have had the pleasure of teaching them vocals for the album and also producing the entire album. I wrote nine of the original songs, the boys wrote a song each to complete the album. Musicians who played on the album are Rod Christian Bass, Keys, Guitars and Drum programs using Logic X, Mike Nelson (Keys), , Paul Millard (Saxes), Mark Underwood (Trumpet), George Janicki (Guitars), Dennis Bird (Percussion),Jenny Wrenn Nelson (Backup Vocals), Kelly Green (Backup Vocals) and Paul Reynolds (Backup Vocals.)
It is envisaged that we will be touring this album around Western Australia in 2019/2020.