Whyalla Recording Scholarship


Our 2018 Judging Team comprise an elite & exact level
of music industry experience perfectly suited to assessing
our 2018 WRS Entrants & Finalists from across the Regions.

Let's meet them & hear just some of their stories & qualifications....

Megan Laurie has "been there, done that" in the world of music,
and continues to pack a punch wherever she performs.

Her amazing record of achievement includes:

3 Champion of Champion titles
Norfolk Island Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year
TWICE Toyota Star Maker Grand Finalist

A graduate of the esteemed music programme at South Plains College in Texas, USA,
Megan has performed across Australia and the world to critical acclaim.

A supreme songwriter, musician and vocalist she is in high demand -
Megan has just returned from sell-out shows across South Australia & Victoria
playing the role of June Carter in the phenomenal "Johnny Cash - The Concert".

In 2016-17 one of Megan's songs was a Number 1 hit on the
National Australian Country Music Chart for 13 weeks.

As she continues to write songs for, and with professional recording artists -
Megan also provides expert mentorship to many acts in the Music Industry.

CHECK OUT Megan & her music!

BUY Megan's amazing music here!

...for your time & talent in our 2018 Team!

BREEZE Millard is the Inaugural (2017) winner of the Whyalla Recording Scholarship and
knows first hand how to audition, WIN and "Expand Your Horizons" through WRS.

Her winning single "I HAVE MY OWN LIFE" was released in April 2017 and went on
to achieve global media attention & radio chart success both in Australia and overseas.

BREEZE's follow up official Music Video has already achieved over 8000 hits on YouTube.

Having completed over 120 media Interviews, Feature Stories & performances in her 12 months as WRS Winner,
BREEZE is sensationally qualified to coach our 2018 Entrants based on her own WRS experience.

CHECK OUT BREEZE's amazing WRS year!

BUY "I Have My Own Life" here!

...for your time & talent in our 2018 Team!

Alison Hams is a singer, songwriter, recording artist & music educator
who has worked at an elite level in the Australian music industry for over 20 years.

Performing across Australia & around the world Alison has appeared
on National Television & at festivals such as the iconic
Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Alison has been awarded a South Australian Music Industry Award,
is inducted into the South Australian Country Music Hall Of Fame,
and is a Toyota Starmaker Grand Finalist.

Alison is a Graduate of the CMAA College of Country Music and holds a
Diploma of Music, & Specialist Certificate In Music Theory from esteemed US music college Berklee.

Known for her dedication to community & her passion for working with young musicians,
Alison has been named Whyalla's Australia Day Citizen, & Junior Citizen Of The Year.

With her husband & business partner Mark Tempany, Alison has received a
Country Music SA Industry Award for long-term dedication to music & young musicians.

Her charity single "Jelly Baby Song" reached number 3 on the
Australian iTunes Children's Chart and "Second Fiddle" from her
all-Original album "Daisy Train" was a 2005 WINNER of
one of the world's biggest songwriting searches - the
UK Songwriting Contest judged from thousands of entries
from professional songwriters all over the world!

Alison & her music have also made a real impression on innovative American
guitar company Daisy Rock with whom she gained a product endorsement deal.

Stormfront Productions is inducted into the Brand SA Hall Of Fame
for services to the Regional Arts community.

As Co-Founder of WRS and the project's Media & Production Manager,
Alison offers an amazing level and breadth of experience to lead our Team.

CHECK OUT Alison & her music!

Mark Tempany has, since 1992, established himself as being one of the
finest Independent Singer Songwriters in Australia.

With 5 all-Original studio albums selling over 15,000 copies worldwide,
& numerous national television appearances and charted successes
Mark and his unique music is simply sensational!

Mark's music has won a record 11 QRA Sunnie Awards,
(Queensland's State equivalent of the National ARIA Awards).

He is Winner of the 1998 Unisong International Song Contest (USA) -
judged against thousands of International entries - that prize taking him on a
5-week musical mentorship to Hollywood sponsored in-part by Arts QLD.

A Toyota Star Maker Grand Finalist, Mark has toured to
all States of Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK,
France, Belgium, Germany & the Netherlands.

Mark is inducted into the South Australian Country Music Hall Of Fame.

In 2006 Mark & Alison Hams toured as Australian Support for
UK superstar Charlie Landsborough across 5 States playing 23 concerts in 26 days.

Stormfront Productions is inducted into the Brand SA Hall Of Fame
for services to the Regional Arts community.

In 2017 Stormfront Recording was a Finalist in the SA Music Awards
for "Best Studio" on the strength of its work with 2017 WRS Winner BREEZE Millard

As Co-Founder of WRS and the project's Audio Visual Producer,
Mark offers an amazing level and breadth of experience to lead our Team.

CHECK OUT Mark & his music!

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