Australian Export Awards

Let’s be honest. Which self-respecting Australian man or woman does not have a crush on ABC Q&A’s host Tony Jones? Imagine my delight when we walked into our dressing room at the Brisbane Convention Centre and saw a label on our dressing room “Melissa Western Ensemble” and right next door “Tony Jones”. What a gracious and down to earth man Tony is, I admit I did feel a little bit like a New Direction groupie +20 years when we had our photo taken together. Does it show? Much?!

Also on the bill for the night was our friend and mighty, mighty talented tall-man Darren Percival who recently came runner-up on Australia’s The Voice. I have to say there is no more deserving, hard-working fella that could happen to. What a star!

It’s not often that I share about the many private, corporate gigs we perform at. Sometimes they are amazing, sometimes they are … less so. This one was mighty fine indeed and I came home all giddy!