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VANESSA AMOROSI (IMOGEN PRICE) – CARAVAN MUSIC 

Imogen Price supported Vanessa Amorosi at Caravan Music in January 2020. Olivia Buckton-Smith sang backing vocals for Imogen at this event.

The VANESSA AMOROSI renaissance has begun and at the heart of it is a brand new album, Back To Love. This far into her stellar career, VANESSA AMOROSI remains one of the most exciting singers on the planet. Special guest IMOGEN PRICE

See the attached video for more.


NYE ON THE HILL – IMOGEN PRICE

Olivia Buckton-Smith sang backing vocals for her good mate Imogen Price at 2019 New Years Eve On The Hill.

NYE on the Hill is a 3-day, 2-night boutique music and camping festival for good-vibing, music-loving friends and friends-of-friends. It’s strictly limited to 3,000 people and takes place in the beautifully picturesque rolling Hills of South Gippsland near Loch Village (95mins from Melbourne, 25mins from Inverloch, 35mins from Phillip Island). Guaranteed good times with great people celebrating amazing music in a stunning location. What better way to bring in the New Year!


MAGPIE’S NEST FUNDRAISER

Magpie Nest Housing is a partnership between Melbourne Project 614 and the Collingwood Football Club Foundation. It provides stable and affordable accommodation in a clean and safe environment, where tenants are involved in volunteering in other programs at Melbourne Project 614 and attends regular house meetings and individual catch-ups.

There are currently around 42 three bedroom houses in Magpie Nest, and 94 adults and 24 children who were homeless or at risk of homelessness are now accommodated.

Way back in 2016 Olivia Buckton-Smith was delighted to support this annual fundraising event accompanied by JDK on guitar.


CLUB VOLTAIRE

Club Voltaire is Melbourne’s premiere venue for emerging talent in the performing arts. This intimate bar and 50 seat theatre space is located down the Raglan St laneway in the heart of North Melbourne’s bustling arts precinct, where they have been providing alternative, eccentric & unique live performances for audiences since 2003. An integral part of Melbourne’s theatre culture; allowing performers and independent theatre companies to develop, workshop & perform new works in front of a live audience in a supportive environment.

Olivia Buckton-Smith performed her first solo show at Club Voltaire, accompanied by JDK, in 2018. See a video of Olivia singing “I Will Survive” recorded on Iphone by a fan on the night.


IMOGEN PRICE EP LAUNCH

Imogen Price is a 19 year old singer / song writer who is equally comfortable whether playing guitar or keyboards. Price has had a jam-packed summer, with a bunch of gigs booked throughout December and January. Olivia Buckton-Smith has been singing backing vocals for her throughout the year and was excited to be doing so again at her EP launch. A rising star of the industry Imogens EP launch was at Some Velvet morning in February 202.

Buy some of Imogens’ songs on Spotify Here


21st Century Australasian Blues Brothers Show

The Australasian 21st Century Blues Brothers Tribute Show adds a new perspective and gives a new twist on the movies and the live shows.

Having two male and two female leads allows the band to expand the material to suit each individual show. The two new characters bring a new dimension providing more banter, more comedy and a wider variety of material to perform.

They’ve got a full packet of cigarettes, half a tank of gas, sunglasses on, and they’re on a mission from God!

In 2018 Olivia Buckton-Smith toured with the show providing both lead and harmony vocals.

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RUN BACK TO THE HILLS – IMOGEN PRICE

After the recent bushfires closed Hotham, “Run “Back” To The Hills” was a chance to enjoy a great day of music and support business on the mountain. Olivia was so pleased to join her good mate Imogen Price (and band) on Saturday 14 March to support the locals in this way.


IMOGEN PRICE @ THE FOOD TRUCK CARNIVAL & THE WONTHAGGI CLUB

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Imogen Price featured at both The Food Truck Carnival and The Wonthaggi Club over the Christmas holiday period.

Olivia Sang backing Vocals for her at these events as a lead up to NYE On The Hill


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SING IT UP 2019

The annual Sing It Up event was held in Brimbank this year (2019) featuring guest vocalists Suzanne Shakespeare (Opera Australia) and Olivia Smith. The audience was invited to sing along with various choirs performing on the night. Click on the image to find out more.


TRANMERE STREET 40th ANNIVERSARY

Tranmere Street refuge has been caring for homeless young people for 40 years. Olivia was pleased to sing a few songs for them as they celebrated some of the wonderful stories of hope and success that have come out of that place.


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BREAKAWAY YOUTH ANNUAL FORMAL DINNER

Breakaway Youth provides a program of outdoor recreation for disadvantaged young people, primarily 10-16 year olds, for the purpose of improving their lifestyle by providing alternatives, that give them a sense of achievement and self-esteem. Olivia was privileged to support their work by singing at their annual formal dinner & awards night in 2018.


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CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Olivia sings Christmas carols every with The Salvation Army Melbourne 614. The money raised goes directly to helping the homeless people of Melbourne.

Click on the image for more about Melbourne 614.