Meet the students responsible for the four performances that have made the final of BSSC’s Got Talent.
Pianist, Tori Ietto, who gave a stunning rendition of ‘Howl’s Moving Castle Theme’ is completely self-taught and began her mastery of the piano when she was in Year 7.
“I love gigging with friends, and I think piano will always be a hobby, but I don’t have any intention to make a career in music.”
Tara Muscatello, in contrast, is already committed to a pathway into the music industry. Her original composition, ‘Sink or Swim’ was inspired by her tendency to jump into life—but she hopes her listeners can find their own story in her words.
“I’ve had singing lessons for four years and took a couple of years of guitar lessons as well,” she says. “Next year I begin a Bachelor of Contemporary Music at the Australian Institute of Music in Melbourne.”
Loz Woodman, Claudia Gerdes and Rachel Hamilton are the B Naturals who performed Billie Eilish’s ‘I don’t want to be you anymore’ for BSSC’s Got Talent.
The girls only got together for the competition and their contribution was literally the first time they had played together.
“The idea of the name came out of Rachel’s brilliant brain,” Loz says.
“The name came from a saying, ‘Don’t be sharp, don’t be flat, be natural’,” Rachel explains.
Like Tori, the two Ella’s—Ella Freeman and Ella Ashman—do not aspire to a musical career and have never had singing or guitar lessons.
Their choice to perform a cover of Lime Cordiale’s ‘Inappropriate Behaviour’ was simply because they like the vibe of the song.
“We haven’t been singing together for long, but it would be great to be in a little Aussie indie band gigging in pubs.”