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  • Writer's pictureKyriakos Tsinivits

Watch Kate Miller-Heidke and Casey Donovan perform with other Australian artists in 'PLAY IT ON'

Australia’s Eurovision 2019 representative Kate Miller-Heidke and ‘Eurovision - Australia Decides 2020’ public vote winner Casey Donovan are collaborating with other Australian artists, together with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, for an online concert ‘PLAY IT ON’ on July 9.

This concert also features Tim Minchin, Katie Noonan and David Campbell just to name a few. They have all been recorded at their homes in isolation. This concert is to support Australian artists and crew who have lost their income as a result of the nationwide shutdown of the live entertainment industry.

As part of the concert it has been confirmed that Kate Miller-Heidke will be performing her new single ‘This Is Not Forever’ with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

The concert will be FREE to watch! For those who can, you will be encouraged to donate to help raise funds for Support Act, the Actors Benevolent Fund and other charities that help those in the arts industry affected by COVID19, such as performers, musicians, crew and support staff of the arts.

Each of the composers, orchestrators, performers, audio engineers, graphic designers, video editors, and a whole array of creative people have donated their time and talent to create this project and help raise funds.

PLAY ON IT premieres online on Thursday 9 July at 7.00pm AEST on the Sydney Symphony Orchestra website and Facebook page right here.

Casey Donovan will also feature as a guest on 'Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery’ tonight, July 8. Julia Zemiro is a former Australian Eurovision commentator for SBS.

Julia meets Casey Donovan in Bankstown in Sydney’s western suburbs. Casey relives her time as an Uber driver by delivering Julia to her childhood home before moving on to Condell Park High School.

She explains that it was here that she moved from a young life obsessed with sport to a passion for music, and talks about discovering her musical roots in her indigenous biological father’s family. She tells Julia how her stepfather’s belief in her forced a reluctant young Casey to enter Australian Idol, a decision that turned her world upside down. They visit inner-city music venue the Vanguard and end up at Sydney’s Opera House and discuss the swings and roundabouts of success, fame and elusive self-confidence.

'Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery’ tonight, July 8 on the ABC at 8pm AEST.


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