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Holly Riva Singer / Songwriter
Lola Rose Bond Actor / Writer / Director
The Kid Laroi Rapper / Singer / Songwriter
Sophia ChesworthSinger / Songwriter
Quang Hong LuuConcert Pianist
Lana Borisova Dancer / Choreographer / Model
Holly Riva Singer / Songwriter“The most talented female artist since Annie Lennox walked through my door " - Bill Kimber former head of A&R at RCA UK Holly Riva is an Australian singer/songwriter blessed with perfect pitch, a four-octave range, and melodic and lyrical sensibility that belies her age. One of her early tracks was featured in the hot new independent movie ‘Lair’ starring John Hannah (The Mummy) which inspired Fairwood Music publishing (UK) to have Holly Riva on their books. For the past two years under her London management team, Holly has been writing with some of the very best contemporary songwriters in the UK. Recently, together with co-writer Craig Gannon (The Smiths), Holly has written and recorded a beautiful new song 'Hope'. This will be featured as the theme for all videos and information products released in the coming months by the incredible Hope Foundation Kolkata charity that supports thousands of deprived street kids in India. Holly Riva is ready to launch as a recording artist. She has just released her first EP ‘A Memory’ and Distorted Heaven world-wide with her UK promotion company. The EP was written by Holly and co-writers/producers James Birt, Jamie Duffin, Craig Gannon and mastered at the iconic Abbey Road Studios by the renowned sound engineer Christian Wright. Distorted Heaven was written by Holly and produced by Jamie Duffin. Holly, currently based in Sydney has completed her first music video ‘A Memory’, directed by Catherine Stone founder of Crybaby productions. Touring will commence in 2023 with the release of her debut album, watch out for news!
Lola Rose Bond Actor / Writer / DirectorLola Bond was recently seen in the latest season of the popular Foxtel series UPRIGHT, alongside Tim Michin and Milly Alcock. She will next be seen in the upcoming Australian Disney+ Original series THE LAST DAYS OF THE SPACE AGE alongside Radha Mitchell and Iain Glen. Lola has starred a number of short films including TRUE N.O.R.T.H, SPORES, THE LIGHT BEYOND THE TREES and MICROWAIT. While studying her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) at QUT, she has performed in THE WOLVES, TIGHT IN THE BUD, REMOTE amongst others, and starred in the short film GUMMY. Lola graduated from APGS as Dux of her year and graduated from Queensland University of Technology with Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting.
The Kid Laroi Rapper / Singer / SongwriterThe Kid LAROI attended The Australian Performing Arts Grammar School for Years 8 & 9. At the end of 2018 he then moved to America to pursue his music career. The Kid Laroi has released collaborations with Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, broken an Australian chart record, hit the top 10 in charts in more than a dozen countries, signed an enormous worldwide deal with Sony Publishing, won Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year at the APRA Awards. And that’s all before his 18th birthday. The Kid Laroi, born Charlton Howard in Sydney, is one of the fastest-rising music stars in the world. Just a few years ago, he was attending APGS, but now he’s living in L.A. and has accrued more than a billion streams across music platforms.
Sophia ChesworthSinger / SongwriterTeenage school girl Sophia Chesworth is going about it in her own way. The 17-year-old songwriter from Sydney’s inner west has never known a moment that music wasn’t her pathway. From a young age the habitual hummer knew singing was what she wanted to do in life. Always the hairsplitter, Sophia picked up the guitar not long after her 10th birthday and at the ripe old age of 12 started writing songs. “I started to write my own music when I was 12, for some reason the songs all sounded a little bit country pop. I then started to listen to more country artists and my love for country music grew from there” said Sophia. Her commitment to songwriting and her craft shows maturity beyond her years, with her 5 track EP written at the age of 16 and produced by the award-winning Matt Fell, the songs have been meticulously crafted by Sophia, and include themes of teenage life, love, insecurity and hopefulness. With Sophia’s melodies and Matt’s guiding hand, together they have created a subculture of country pop. It’s incomparable, it’s young and it’s so bloody damn catchy.
Quang Hong LuuConcert PianistQuang Hong Luu began studying piano at the Vietnam National Academy of Music in 1997 under the guidance of Professor Dr Tran Thu Ha. In 2007, Quang received a full scholarship to the Australian International Conservatorium of Music under Professor Kyunghee Lee and has now completed his Master’s degree at the University of Montréal with Professor Dang Thai Son. He has performed with many orchestras including the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestra, KOZY Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Orchestra (Sydney). In July 2015, he participated in the Pablo Casals International Chamber Music Festival in France where he worked with Professor Avedis Kouyoumdjian. He made his debut in Canada in 2015 at the Bourgie Concert Hall in Montréal and recently in March 2016 he made his debut in China, with the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Stefanov Vignati at the Qintai Concert Hall. He has performed with many orchestras including the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestra, KOZY Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Orchestra (Sydney). In July 2015, he participated in the Pablo Casals International Chamber Music Festival in France where he worked with Professor Avedis Kouyoumdjian. He made his debut in Canada in 2015 at the Bourgie Concert Hall in Montréal and recently in March 2016 he made his debut in China, with the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Stefanov Vignati at the Qintai Concert Hall.
Lana Borisova Dancer / Choreographer / ModelLana Borisova is a professional dancer, choreographer and model from Sydney, Australia. She started dancing at the age of 5 and is trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, acrobatics and hip hop. In 2019, Lana performed for reputable brands including Camilla, Meccaland, Pageant of the World, Lisa Swin Banks Fashion Show and Menulog. She also featured in the 21 District 'The Block' Music Video 2021, Bally Bly 'Subliminals' Music Video 2021 and was the lead dancer in Missions Ware 'Mirrors' Music Video 2020. Lana has completed a Bachelor of Dance at the highly acclaimed Academy of Music and Performing Arts from 2017-2019. Circadian was her first major 10 minute production which was showcased at National Institute of Dramatic Art. She has also completed the DUTI Studios Training Program 2019, Mission Stiletto Intensive 2019, Show Business Program 2021 and has an Acrobatics Coaching Certificate. Over 10 years, Lana has created more than 100 choreographies for dance and gymnastics competitions including solo, duos, trios and groups. Many of these are award winning performances. In 2016, Lana received Choreographer of the Year Award at the KAR Australian Dance Competition. Lana is signed with Royalle Modelling Agency and JR Management. She has modelled for Byron Bay Essentials, JSPOKE, Meshca Jewellery, Sea Pia, Dr Nature, The One Bridal, Faddy Magazine, 99 Medi Spa, Styelle Swim and more. Lana has successfully placed 2nd Runner Up in an international Beauty Pageant "Elite Beauty Queens" in 2019. She has also been a National Finalist in Miss Grand Australia, Top 10 in NSW at Miss World Australia and Top 5 in Pageant of the World, which gave her an opportunity to do charity work in the Philippines in 2018.