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Merry Christmas!

How does Jack Frost get to work? By icicles不不不#whosjackfrost?? #theresnojackfrostinaustralia #southernhemispherechristmas #webehothere #merrychristmas #christmascrackerjokes #crackerjokesarethebest不不不 Wishing you and yours much love and laughter this Christmas time! Don’t forget to #laughatlamejokes

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Happy 3rd Annual Musical Garden Party!

Woohoo! 3rd Annual Musical Garden party is done and dusted! What an incredible year of music making! I’m blown away by these kids; their love for singing and music, their curiosity and thirst for knowledge and their unrelenting drive to find their place in the world. I am so proud of each and every one of these kids and feel incredibly privileged to be called their teacher. I can’t wait to see what 2019 has install for them all – onwards and upwards!

Remember these faces; you’re looking at tomorrow’s music industry here =) (side note: musical talent does not equate to knowing which direction the picture will be taken from #wherewerewealllooking =p hahahaha) A massive thank you to all who came out in support of these young budding musicians! #nowforaglassofwine

 

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Much Love to You Mr and Mrs Layden

The convenience of being part of the band is that you get the best views what a great privilege to be able to share in Bec and Bretts special day; thank you for asking me to sing! 歹 Congrats to the new Mr & Mrs Layden! 埠 #wedding #rainhailorshine #mrandmrs #ceremony #weddingsinger #toastywarminside #mrandmrslayden

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Jubilation at Carols on the Beach, Avalon

Ah, one of the great joys of Christmas is being able to bring the festive cheer as part of Jubilation to Carols on the Beach at Avalon. Thankfully this year the power stayed on for the whole gig (last year the power shorted in the middle of the set and we were left to sing in the dark with only Moses on drums to accompany us – the show must go on!) and the crowd lavished us with their love and attention as we sang and danced the night away. To my fellow Jubes, love you girls to the moon and back! A massive thank you to the organisers for having us and for always putting on an amazing spread afterwards =p #bestgreenroomtreatment and last but certainly not the least, thank you to Joy and Dave for your constant love, leadership and for all that you have made Jubilation to be.

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A letter to the year past and beyond

2016,
You have thrown so much unexpected and unexplainable stuff at me this year. There were times when I found myself huddled in a ball after crying myself numb, unable to feel for fear of explosion, unable to understand or reason or decide how to proceed. There were other times when I found myself elated, overwhelmed by people’s kindness and love, surrounded by so much support, encouragement and assurance. But despite all things I am still here, a little bruised, battered and thoroughly exhausted but still, here. So 2016, I thank you for teaching me how to survive and how to strive to be better.

2017,
let’s get messy!

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Carols on the Beach (Avalon) ft. Jubilation

What a fantastic night and a beautiful receptive crowd we had at Avalon Beach on the weekend for their big annual Carols on the Beach. Jubilation were the featured artists and despite a temporary black out in the second set (where of course the singing and revelry continued, with Moses MacRae on the drums powering through as accompaniment), the crowd’s applause and cheers, in all their festiveness and glee, rang throughout the whole beach. What a privilege to share in this joyous occasion and add a little sparkle to this gorgeous community, as we celebrate the onset of Christmas 2016!

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Danielle and Josh’s Cityscape Escape

Ah what a joyous occasion to see my old flatmate, Danielle and her beloved, Josh tie the knot over the weekend. All weddings and love stories are beautiful but this occasion was something truly special.

In the moments waiting for Danielle to arrive I reflected on the many laughs, words of encouragement, stories of resilience and fight and the bottomless glasses of wine we consumed in the 2 years or so of living together. The many nights of vampire baking (vampire baking; middle of the night baking when the house is still and the kitchen is available), the necessary reminders of whether Danielle had her passport as she jetted off to different parts of the world for work, the bleary eyed look of pre-coffee death and the immediate perk up after the consumption of caffeine, the celebratory bubbles turned truth serum as we shared our loves, lives and travesties – ah they were good times!

As soon as Danielle stepped foot into the church there was no doubt we were transported to a beautiful bubble of love and commitment shared between Danielle and Josh, it was no longer just the church in the middle of the city where a demonstration/ rent-a-crowd was going off outside the Town Hall. Josh beamed, Danielle sparked and I was just honoured to have been part of their day.

Danielle and Josh, may the adventure ahead as a married couple be ever blessed now and always. xox

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Carols in the Domain 2015

Ah Carols in the Domain! It is always a stellar night both on and off stage, and this year was no exception. What a privilege for Jubilation to be the only featured gospel vocal group and an even bigger privilege to support two of Australia’s finest artists, Paulini and Big T (X Factor). So much fun, so many stories … enjoy! (pictures of Big T and Paulini taken from zimbio.com)

Click below for some sneaky videos taken backstage =)
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“We’re about to go on …”
Encore Big T

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It’s MICKEY! He and Minnie came all the way to OZ to revel in the festivities. #childhooddreamcometrue
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SANTA FEST feat. JUBILATION

As part of this year’s SANTA FEST Jubilation will be performing at the Palm Grove (just behind the Sydney Visitor Centre, beside the IMAX cinema), Darling Harbour Friday 4 December 2015 from 7pm. Come down for a sing and celebrate the coming of Christmas with Jubilation-infused carols; we promise you’ll be singing, shouting and stomping all things Christmasy in no time.

For more info > www.darlingharbour.com/whats-on/merry-music-mix/program/jubilation

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