Do you love to sing, either on your own or with a group? Do you love spontaneity? Do you want to see what happens when the rule book is throw out? Come and join in a fun and gentle introduction to musical improvisation. Melissa’s and Tnee’s workshops are fast-paced and full of joy! They will look at group singing, improvised singing and musical theatre styles. Playful and liberating, the activities in this workshop can help bolster self-confidence and inspire renewed creativity.
You’ll get involved with the essential skills for creating spontaneous songs and musical theatre. Ideal for anyone who loves to sing and wants to have a bit of fun while they’re at it! In doing so Melissa and Tnee will also share and demonstrate their recent learnings from a year long sabbatical (2015-2016) in the UK training with internationally renowned improvised musical companies Showstopper (London), The Maydays (Brighton) and Open Your Mouth and Sing (London).
Tnee is a charismatic and unique musical artist with a contagious enthusiasm for creativity and spontaneous invention.
His most recent work has been as a creative producer and musical director in A Very Naughty Christmas a piece of independent musical theatre which played to sold out crowds at the Brisbane Powerhouse in December 2017.
Tnee is Co-Artistic Director of Wester-Dyer productions who in September 2017 toured to over 16 regional areas around Western Australia with their critically acclaimed cabaret show Barbara and Barry’s Sweet Sour and Saucy.
In early 2017 Tnee was the Music Director for the Matilda Awards Ceremony (Queensland Theatre Awards) and was Music Director for Seven on Sinatra hosted by the Powerhouse as part of the Queensland Cabaret Festival.
At the end of 2016 Western Dyer Productions toured three of their own productions to over 20 regional centres around Queensland which culminated in co-hosting the Mt Isa Carols by Candlelight to a 2000+ audience. As well as his freelance work Tnee is currently employed at the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts as a trainer in music and performance.
While in London (end of 2015) Tnee’s unique talents were put to use as an artist/compare in the cabaret ‘Les Enfants Perdus’ for the Canterbury International Arts Festival, as MD/artist/compare for ‘Christmas in the Spiegeltent’ in Bristol and as MD for a season of ‘Oh Lady Be Good’ at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
His unique skills and allure have bestowed him with critical success for his performance of Sweet Sour and Saucy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his long-time collaborator and life partner Melissa Western. Building on the success of Sweet Sour and Saucy, the duo were awarded a grant from the Playing Queensland Fund and have since successfully toured their cabaret to over twenty regional towns around Queensland.
He has worked with Opera Australia as an assistant musical director/composer on their production of Yarrabah the Musical. He has also worked as a musical director with WOT Opera (2014), helping to facilitate the rapid creation of student-lead operas. He has a Bachelor of Arts, Advanced Dip of Jazz Performance from the Jazz Music Institue and has attained a Grad Dip in secondary education with distinction at QUT.