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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : June 24th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, June 25, 2009 9 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au If music be the food of love SHIREEN KHALIL Musician Tom Jordan has recorded an album. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP289893 I'm a huge fan of John Mayer and learn everything he knows and my album sounds similar to Jason Mraz' ' McDonald College student TOM JORDAN WHILE aspiring teenage musicians dream of making it big in the industry, Tom Jordan is definitely on his way to stardom. The 15-year-old McDonald Col- lege, North Strathfield, student recently released his self-titled debut album, which he has been working on since March 2007. Tom has been singing for about five years and wrote most of the songs on his album. He describes his music as some- where between his idol John Mayer and American singer Jason Mraz. ''They are probably my biggest influences,'' Tom said. ''I'm a huge fan of John Mayer and learn everything he knows and my album sounds similar to Jason Mraz.'' Tom's latest single Someone Somewhere, which he released last month, is about what most teenagers go through: love. ''It's about being in love with someone but they don't really know it,'' Tom said. He said one of his most amazing experiences was working on the Someone Somewhere video clip which was shot in a day in Melbourne. ''It makes you feel like a pro,'' Tom said. ''The only thing that made it hard was the terribly cold weather, but the filming was fun and the team was great and they made the job easier.'' Despite his age, Tom released an EP in 2007 and recently went to the US on a writing trip working with some of the best writers out of New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. ''I learnt a lot from them and took in all their techniques and I definitely got out a lot by writing with them,'' he said. ''It's amazing to be in the place where it all happens.'' Putting his musical talent aside, Tom also has presenting and act- ing skills through Channel 7's Sydney Weekender and a new Disney series called As the Bell Rings. Tom wrote most of the songs on the show, which his character Dylan, a musician, will perform. Tom hopes to continue doing what he does best -- singing. ''It's what I've devoted the past five years of my life to and if I'm not the biggest musician in the world it doesn't bother me because I just love music.'' Youth ordered to make some noise NOISY By Choice auditions are just around the corner. The youth gig in September is organised by young people for young people to give unsigned talent the chance to be heard and win funky prizes. Auditions are being held next month for people aged 12 to 24 years who must take their own equipment, except microphones. Hip Hop dance auditions will be held on Saturday, July 11, at 47 Belmore St, Burwood, from 11.30am to 5.30pm. Email rnb--- firstname.lastname@example.org to book an audition spot. Band auditions will be held later next month, on Saturday, July 25, also at 47 Belmore St, Burwood, from 11.30am to 5.30pm. Email bands---noisy09@hotmail. com to book an audition spot. Station upgrade gets allocation BURWOOD railway station has benefited from the State Budget receiving $9 million towards its $18 million Easy Access upgrade. Once complete, the station will feature four new lifts, extended platforms, an expanded concourse and additional ticket barriers. Other major budget investments for the local area include $2.4 million for upgrades to local schools as part of the Principals' Priority Building Program, $10.4 million for road upgrades and traffic management and $12.58 million for rail mainten- ance and capital works, including track maintenance. dare to Could this be you? We are looking for: • Boys and girls •Aged9-15years • Gymnastics, trampolining, sports acrobatics, tumbling diving or similar backgroun • Availability and dedication join an elite diving program with high quality coaching • Desire to compete for Australia • No diving experience is Necessary Diving Australia is looking for the next generation of champion divers. For more information... For more information on a testing day, please contact Chantelle Newbery on (07) 3823 1444 or email email@example.com Principal Sponsor Proudly supported by the Australian Institute of Sport To register please go to www.ais.org.au/talent/diving Challenge Yourself Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, Homebush Bay WHEN: 4 & 5 July, 2009 Don't miss your chance to win the ultimate HOMEMAKER PACKAGE with something for every room in your home, valued at $75,000!* Simply spend $50 or more in any store at Homemaker Megamall Auburn to enter. It's that easy! * Terms & conditions apply. For more details and the terms and conditions visit www.homemakermegamallauburn.com.au. Competition closes Sunday, 26 July 2009 and the prize draw will take place on Monday, 27 July 2009. Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPS/09/04169. Competition proudly supported by:
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