Today i thought i’d take you on a magical journey back in time, when i was 16 and performing one of my all time favourite songs “Hello” by Evanesence.
Although it’s 10 years on and my appearance has changed my love for music grows stronger everyday! This is such a beautiful song and i wanted to cover it as my next Vlog/Blog and test myself to see if i still had the breathing capability to pull it off :p
I have put up the new Vlog/Blog but i have also attached the 16 year old me to see how far i have come and also so i can critique myself hahaha
hope you guys enjoy :D
Also there is a camio performance by Nacho my Shihtzu nephew
Australian Idol Performance:
Also, Tomorrow Night (26th Sept) I’ll be performing My “You Believed 10 Year Tour”
@ The juniors (Sydney)
Tickets still Available: http://www.thejuniors.com.au/shop/item/casey-donovan
Hope to see you there :D
Yesterday I was invited to be apart of a Forum on NITV’s Program “Awaken” The topic of conversation was:
“Black Is Beautiful”
The show is hosted by one of the best journalist I know, The one and only Stan Grant!
As I sat in the make up chair, I couldn’t help but think what this all meant?! It was pretty full on and I was as nervous as hell (You know me with tricky questions :p)
(“What does this mean” Face)
As I got painted up, My hands were clammy, I was strapped in to my “sucker inner” Undies like you wouldn’t believe! Before my hair was attended to it looked like birds had started to create a nest for the spring and I was trying not to think about how I was going to articulate my words in the studio and how not to freak out about my answers or if I even had any answers in this brain of mine at all…
As I got finished up in hair and make up..It was almost time to head into the studio..
(Ahhh pretty casey, Tits a lovely day ;p)
As I sat nervously waiting in the greenroom, Mic pack on and ready to go, (Well in this business, there’s a lot of ‘HURRY UP…………………..& wait!’
So I hang around a few more minutes (10 or so) before we headed into the studio.
When i finally got into the studio there was a live studio audience, a long caramel coloured lounge and a single lounge seat next to the big lounge… (The single seat was my seat :p hehe)
I was lucky enough to sit next to Jake Gordan, Internationally recognised model… Such a Stunning featured man!
There was a great line up of Talent;
Jane Caro, A social commentator, Influencer, writer and lecturer based in Australia.
Sasha Sarago, Director & Founder of Ascension Magazine; an Australian Indigenous & Ethnic Women’s Lifestyle Magazine.
The Stunningly Beautiful Jamilia Rizvi, Editor in Chief at Mamamia (@mamamiaaus), iVillage Australia (@ivillageaus) + The Glow @theglowau
Kira-Lea Dargin, Director of Aboriginal Model Management, Australia.
Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver, Director of the Mura Marri Indigenous Health Unit, University of NSW
My heart was beating so fast, my hands and feet started sweating and so did my face, I sat one the sinking lounge seat as comfortable as one could, but no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t get comfy!
Many moons ago in my idol days, i was taught (In my media training) to always sit forward in interviews, so it shows that you are connected with the interviewer and interested in what is going on (*Hot little tip for you*)
The opening credits started to roll, the play back Music filled the Studio and video footage was playing on the big screen behind me.
I could feel everyone’s nervous energy bouncing off the walls and smacking me in the guts forcing me to sit up straight, not slouch or sit like a man (You know? legs spread, elbow on knee not a good look for tv :p) There was to be none of that comfy business, I had to sit like a lady for an hour or so…it hurt.
I Take a deep breath, lick my teeth (Incase of any stray lippy) wiggle my nose (Nervous twitch)Smile like a dork, pull at my top to make sure it’s sitting nicely and not stuck under my Boobs and fold my arms in a non tense manner, because you never know when that glistening little red light is going to be on you and recording!
The show got underway. It’s always nerve wracking when you don’t know what the question is going to be, if the question is coming straight to you or how the answer’s are going to come out of your very own mouth! The nervousness slowly started to fade, as I relaxed into the surroundings and listened to every word that came out of anyone’s mouth, just incase I had a tricky question flung my way! I was on guard like a bull at a gate…Towards the end of the filming I let down my hair down a little bit, I started to look around at the audience and watch them take in what was going on… I dropped the ball! I wasn’t paying attention! My Stomach dropped, i was distracted by a certain shade of Pretty red lipstick. I wondered what brand it was, I didn’t listen to the question that was being asked…I knew I was looking at the lady for a reason!! Of course I was the one that got choosen to answer the one question I didn’t pay any attention to at all! it was one of those moment’s you wish you could click your fingers and dissappear into nothing! But….You’ll just have to Tune into find out what happened :p
AWAKEN – NITV Channel 34 or Foxtel Channel 144 to watch.
Wednesday 24th Sept
For more information about the show you can head:
Facebook: Awaken Facebook Page1
This post if for All the Beautiful ladies down in Melbourne (Australia)Who are looking to snag a Bargain this Sunday the 14th of Sept!
Where, You may ask?! @ The Queen Victoria Market! In Melbourne!
There are Loads of things to try on And Buy! And one of my all time Favorite Clothing Brands are going to be there “Harlow Australia” You may have seen me wear some of there Amazing Outfits once or twice before :p
Here’s a little About This upcoming Sunday Market:
Aw Man!! I wish I was down in Melbourne for this Awesome Shop till ya drop Sunday, But…I’ll let you ladies have first pick :p
I hope you can all get on down to The Queen Victoria Market, and Support some Amazingly Talented Australian Designer clothing and even if you don’t Buy anything you can enjoy the Beautiful Spring weather and have a little window shop, Or take lots of pics and tag me in them on Instagram @caseydonovan88 so I can “Be there” In spirit!
I hope you are all Loving life to the fullest and I will talk to Y’all real soon!! Happy shopping :)
Today I’m going to let you in on a secret…. Over the last few weeks I’ve been making some noise in the studio and recording something very exciting!!
A new single one might say :p
It has been so good to getting back into the music making side of things!
I know I have been saying that there is new music on the way for a few years now, but this time I mean it!! I signed off on the mastering today so very shortly I will have my baby playing sweet in my ears and then once I’m done I will let you guys have a turn ;p
I have been working very closely with my Producer Dan Skeed from The Oxygen Music Group in Alexandria and he has made making music such a fun and exciting experience for me.
Dan & I
I would like to share an email I wrote to him expressing my upmost gratitude and respect, there’s a little bit of swearing (My Bad) but I just wanted to let him know how thankful I am for the time and effort he has put into my rebirthing….
Dan….Skeedy…Mate…Cousin…Bruva…Mother fuckin bad ass PRODUCER Man!
We’re almost at the end man!
I’d like to take a moment to Thank You for all the hard work you have put into this little Treasure! Working along side you has been such a joy and a hilariously great experience! Skeedy…You make, making music feel like a slow cooked lamb shank; Mother fucker Ain’t ready till the meat falls off! But in all seriousness, Thank you so much for letting me be a part of my own product. I can’t tell you how much this really means!! 10 years on and I have finally found my voice on mic and in the studio. Thank you for letting my voice be heard and not pushed to the background like a dull hum that needs to be faded out. You’re a fucking Champ of a man and one hell of a producer!
Now, don’t swallow… Cause I’m about to Spit on it :p.
Watch this space for more exciting updates on the realese of the single and behind the scenes footage of the recording :D
It’s been a while between drinks…But I am back!
Some of you may have been wondering “Where the bloody hell have you been Casey?”
My answer would be…I’ve been Aaaaaround :p
I got back from Scotland a little over a month ago and hit the pavement half running. Scotland was such a blast, apart from the long ass flight there and back. It was an amazing experience! And I got the chance to share it with some amazingly talented people! I think I would express myself better through a picture montage of my time in Scotland with the Boomerang project :p
Pictured The Boomerang Project- Moana and the tribe, Breabach, Shellie Morris, and Me
The Boomerang Project performed some songs at a live recording at BBC Scotland.
The Boomerang Project Performed at Queens park for the running of the Torch
Megan and I taking a selfie on stage..it was really hot that day (24degrees :p ) Megan is in the Awesome band Breabach that were the Scottish Contingent of the Boomerang Project she has the voice of and angel and can fiddle like no other :p
Cheeky selfie at our Live broadcast from Glasgow’ Central Station… Yeah, that’s right. We performed at Central Station…So many people stopped to have a look at what we were doing :) it was pretty awesome!!
At our final performance, Glasgow Green…Here I am with Clyde the mascot of the Commonwealth Games…
Awwwwww…. I wanna go back!!!
Talk soon…Actually. .I’m pumping them out so I’ll talk to you in a little bit :p
Casey D Xxx
I hope you are all well!
My apologies for not blogging whilst I was away in Scotland but Boy, Have I got a big one on the way :p
In the meantime, here’s something to tie you over until I get my head sorted and let the Scottish stories Flow :p
Today I did an Interview today On Channel 7’s Hit show “The Daily Edition” Talking about all things being on the front of the Canadian plus size magazine “PinkBlitz” and much more!!
Check out the link below if you missed it
I’d also like to give a Shout out and a Big, Beautiful & Sexy Thanks to:
Seraphim, For my Amazingly Beautiful top!!
Harlow, For my awesome wet look tights (That I absolutely love love LOVE)
And my awesome Jacket From Taking Shape (TS)
Talk soon My loves (Best I start blogging :p)
Love to you All!!