Songsalive! Australia Team
||Roxanne Kiely - President / CEO
Singer/songwriter, musician, performer, vocal coach and co-founder of Songsalive!
scoopfx.com | roxanne.kiely.com
And now author of the new children's book series:
An untiring supporter of fellow songwriters and performers Roxanne co-founded Songsalive! not-for-profit songwriting organisation in 1997. The original Sydney chapter has expanded both nationally and internationally to the U.S. Sponsored locally by the Australasian Performing Right Association, (A.P.R.A.)
Co-founding Songsalive! ( now Songsalive! U.S.) with Gilli Aliotti (Moon), proved to be a significant event in Roxanne's personal life as well, providing the vehicle whereby she met her future husband, Stephen Kiely, who joined the organisation soon after its formation.
Roxanne has been instrumental in bringing together elements of the industry which simply work well, such as promoting the unusually gifted lyric and composition lecturer, Pat Pattison, Berkleee College alumnus, who regularly conducts seminars in Australia, and members of the local songwriting communities who have profited from the methods he teaches.
Singing Teacher To The "Stars of Today"
Roxanne has many students already successful and high profile stars in the Australian entertainment industry, including Aussie superstar, Delta Goodrem, and the dynamic young performer, Marlisa Punzalan, winner of the 2014 series of X-Factor. "Roxanne's intense and creative lessons will allow you to find your voice and develop its potential."
ScoopFX Music School is situated in Sydney's North West and comprises Roxanne and her husband, Stephen.
Anyone who has met or worked with Roxanne in her capacity as a venue, workshop, showcase or event co-ordinator, quickly realises that they are dealing with a passionate supporter of the local music scene, and songwriters in particular.
Her constant contact with all aspects of the industry, including print media, television, artist development companies, copyright associations, pubs, clubs and other venues, help keep her abreast of the rhythm which underlies constant change within the music scene.
Not only as President and CEO of Songsalive!, Australia, but also in her capacity as teacher, producer, company director and, of course, songwriter, Roxanne remains focused on, and extremely excited about the potential for Songsalive! Australia to create and foster great developments for Australian songwriters.
||Stephen Kiely - Vice President / Creative Director
scoopfx.com | stephen.kiely.com
After living out of a suitcase for a few years as a touring musician with his band RadioActive, Stephen turned his hand to advertising jingles, and ventured into film score arranging, but his first love is the popular song.
Stephen has been a writer member of APRA (the Australasian Performing Right Association) for over 25 years, and believes that it is the strong support which APRA gives to the Australian songwriting community which has helped foster its growth into the modern, successful industry it has become.
Joining the original Songsalive! organisation in 1997, became Workshop Director, developed the original Songsalive! website into a cohesive and streamlined interactive experience, and designed the covers for the compilation CD's from the 2nd to the 11th editions.
As a member of the TSC committee, Stephen handles many of the duties associated with The Song Comp, Songsalive! Australia's own songwriting competition.
Together, Roxanne and Stephen have developed the ScoopFX Music Tuition school, which provides one-on-one classes in singing, piano, guitar, bass, vocal and of course, songwriting.
Robert was fortunate to have done a lot of his growing up in the 1950's, 60's & 70's at a time when popular music was undergoing profound change and yet still had strong roots in the past.
Robert's family had a great appreciation for music, with opera prominent, but running in parallel with American music dating back to mid-1800's with Stephen Foster and Mitch Miller key. His parents had a great appreciation for some of the great tenors, ballet music highlighted by Chopin & Tchaikovsky, moving through to Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe and similar. The great musicals from The Golden Years of Hollywood of the 1930's through to the 1970's were also part of his "musical education".
Robert played the drums in his primary school years, but played no other instruments in a formal sense until taught guitar by Stephen Kiely from about 2012. Thereafter, Roxanne Kiely & Stephen Kiely nurtured Robert's keen interest in song writing, which is now his great passion. Robert has since also taken to playing the ukulele.
As a member of the TSC committee, Robert handles sponsorships associated with The Song Comp, Songsalive! Australia's own songwriting competition.
Robert is a Carer, enjoys many sports (sadly now, mostly as a spectator) enjoys reading, travel, food and wine appreciation, along with his music.
One of the best things you can do for your song, especially if you're almost finished, or have just recently finished it, is to bring it to a workshop.
Having your song listened to, and critiqued by fellow songwriters, often shows up elements which may need addressing, or extending. Sometimes, new ideas flow from the creative reactions to the song, and you find it benefits greatrly from having been given a hearing before finally committing it to recording.
Workshops are held on the first Wednesday of the month at
31A Mallett St, Camperdown NSW 2050
(02) 9559 0050
Songsalive! Australia is an independent songwriting community advancing Australian songwriters.