Good Gravy

James, Joel, Cameron and Jeremy are Good Gravy, a modern-day barbershop quartet that celebrates the beauty of a cappella singing. These guys are all Albury/Wodonga locals and have been singing together for over three years. Their combined musical experience spans several decades and covers a myriad of disciplines.
Good Gravy brings a mix of classic barbershop songs and today’s hits, all guaranteed to leave audiences with a smile on their face.
 
 

 

The Scots School Albury Pipe Band

This world champion Pipe Band has 32 members, much international experience and will enthrall!
 
 
 
 
 

Simone Cressley

Simone moved to Albury in 2021 and jumped straight in to the thriving musical theatre community.
She made her Albury Entertainment Centre debut as Carlotta Guidicelli in Albury Wodonga Theatre Company's production of Phantom of the Opera, for which she received the Music Theatre Guild of
Victoria Award for Best Female Performer in a Supporting Role. In the same year she starred as Scaramouche in Centre Stage Event Company's production of We Will Rock You. Prior to this,
Simone has featured in various productions throughout the state, including performing as Glinda in Wicked, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and Nancy in Oliver. Simone will again take to the
Albury Entertainment Centre stage in May, performing the role of Glinda in Albury Wodonga Theatre Company's production of The Wizard of Oz
 
 
Michael Lapina
Tenor Michael Lapiña began his professional career in 1988 performing in musicals and touring extensively in Australia and Asia.  Since 2006, Michael has been engaged with many of Australia’s leading opera houses to perform some of the most coveted tenor roles in the operatic repertoire.
A versatile tenor, Michael is regularly engaged as soloist on the concert, corporate, chamber and oratorio stages including performances of the tenor soloist in Verdi’s REQUIEM, Puccini’s MESSA DI GLORIA, Handel’s MESSIAH and SAMSON, and Rossini and Dvorak's STABAT MATER.  He is also a great supporter of the community, performing and directing several fundraising concerts for Rotary International and the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
He juggles his professional opera career with being the Performing Arts Director at Saltwater P-9 College in Point Cook, and incoming 2024/25 Governor of the Rotary International District 9800 in Australia.  His Rotary career has seen him hold several District Leadership roles, including Team Leader of the Group Vocational Exchange to the Philippines in 2017, Artistic Director of the District Conference in 2017, 2019 and 2022, and Artistic Consultant for the Next Generation Service Exchange sending aspiring young Opera professionals to Bayreuth, Germany annually.
 
 
 
Erica Padilla
 
Erica Padilla is a Pop/R&B singer hailing from Melbourne, Australia. At just twenty years old, she has grown an audience of over 1.3 million followers from her online singing videos. From this has presented life-changing opportunities for Erica to release her own music and to perform on the national television program Eurovision - Australia Decides. Erica was selected as the TikTok Wildcard and was one of the eleven hopefuls battling it out to represent Australia at the global Eurovision stage.

In 2022, Erica Padilla released her entry single “To The Bottom" which is a Pop/R&B anthem. “It’s a song about empowerment and never wanting to fall back to your rock bottom ever again”. Her mission statement with this single is to leave those who have listened to it “feeling like they can conquer the world and do whatever it takes to do so”.

Erica Padilla’s songwriting points to real-life scenarios in her life. “I aim to fit the complexities of everyday into a three minute song". 
 
As an upcoming artist, Erica is excited to piece together her artistry song by song for the world to hear and most importantly, feel.  
 
 
Maleah Beckwith

Maleah Beckwith is a young Border woman demonstrating that acting can be all about learning skills, improving self-confidence, and meeting new people – you can participate even if you don’t want to be a professional actor.

She plays the iconic character of Dorothy in Albury Wodonga Theater Company’s 2022 production of “The Wizard of Oz”, and the 18-year-old said she was thrilled with the opportunity.  “It will be a very good show,” she said. “I’m going to be working with lots of experienced people, which is going to push me and help me develop as an actor myself.

Meleah has been involved in many frontier performances so far, including a ByteSized theatrical production and performances at Trinity Anglican College, where she graduated from grade 12.

Although she shows an obvious passion for acting, Ms Beckwith stated that she didn’t necessarily want to pursue her acting career.

“I just want it to remain a hobby,” she said.

“But there are always different places you can grow as a person, so this is definitely one of those opportunities.”

“Dorothy is quite young and naive and just wants to go on the adventures that are offered to her, so I really want to capture that essence and be able to portray a character who wants to explore new things and meet new people and I hope to learn one thing. or two along the way. “