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Girl meets uke

Girl meets uke does Opera is another return act from last year where she undertook to learn the Ukulele in the 30 days of Money4Jam last year. You can still watch all her videos on through her account Girlmeetsuke YouTube.
This year however she is focusing on her singing ability and performing Opera. She has uploaded several videos now but her first one will remain my favorite due to it’s amusing nature of using herself as her own cranky duet partner.
Please watch her video below and then head on her over to her team page to support her. Please donate as little or as much as you can, every dollar is appreciated.


There are THREE days left for you to get involved so please visit our Money4Jam website, we would also really love for you all to join us on the M4J Facebook page and following us on Twitter @StarJam!

Posted in: 2011, StarJam News

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Yesterday, Captain Chaos, the Trouble Monsters, Girl Meet’s Uke, Ben, My Mum and Nikki went for a walk in Auckland City. We visited the AUT Campus and the Auckland Uni Campus and literally ‘Spread the Jam’ We gave out about 200 fliers, telling anyone who would listen about Money for Jam and what is in it for THEM to go jump in feet first and get involved!

Apart from feeling rather tired by the end of the day, and the girls loosing their rag completely, I feel we accomplished something really good!

So now it’s your turn, turn to you neighbour, your school teacher, friends, family or the stranger down the street and let THEM know about Money for Jam and the fantastic things StarJam does for children with disabilities!

Together we can make this thing a reality and a success! Here is a photo of Captain Chaos with the two girls in the park who donated him his first $5 for Money for Jam!! Looking rather pleased with himself 🙂

Captain Chaos's first Five Dollars

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Posted in: 2010, StarJam News

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More Buskers!

Greetings again, for the SECOND time today! YAY for a bonus post!

First up today we have ‘Spreading the Jam’. Spreading the Jam are a group of high school students (with maybe the odd exception) who believe that anyone with a passion and appreciation for music should be given every opportunity to express it. The group members are Deborah Yoon, Russell Stirling, Bruno Shirley, Yelia Schnelle, Hertzog Burger, Emily Burns, Kasey Visser, Belinda Woodward, Dahn Kim, Katharina Schaefer, Catrona Anderson, Pol Nicholson and Matt Bradford.

Spreading The Jam are Jamming for Grace Lee, Grace believes that you should “take a chance because you never know how wonderful it can be!” That’s how she feels belonging to StarJam.

You can support ‘Spreading the Jam’ by visiting their Team Profile!

Secondly for today we have The Amazing Busking Machine. Who promise entertaining things for us! I for one can’t wait to see them on the Busking Day. They say they would love to display “high flying acrobatics, in tune velvet vocals, highly emotive dramatic street acting, hip hop moves that only MC Hammer could touch and sport timeless fashions, The kind that last longer than Heidi Montag’s fashion school stint” So I imagine The Amazing Busking Machine will certainly bring it!

The Amazing Busking Machine are Jamming for Ken Allen.“Ken is a Dane Rumble Fan who loves dancing and hanging out with his Hip Hop mates at StarJam and spending time with his sister.

To support The Amazing Busking Machine visit their Team profile!

Third on the list we have another of my family members! Girl Meets Uke aka Jessica Matthews who is completing a VLog while learning to play the Ukulele. She is posting a new video and song every day on her Facebook Group Check it out! She has already had three different guest singers (due to her hacking cough that won’t seem to shift) And guess what, I am one of them (heh) Don’t get too excited though, my singing ability leaves a LOT to be desired. Jess however is a VERY talented singer and her Uke playing is coming a long in leaps and bounds.

Support Girl Meets Uke by visiting her Team Profile.

Forth on the list for today we have ‘Songs4kids’ with Kath Bee. She says she is a small team of one, a children’s song writer and that you may remember some of her song’s from school – “Individuality” “Dad I wanna be a Camel” “Seasons” and “Save the Planet”. She lives in Nelson and is rather looking forward to Summer! Kath has a rather funny song about Road Kill – And although it might sound a bit odd it is definitely worth listening too!

Songs4kids are Jamming for Mohit Chand. Hohit is a basketball star who also loves rapping, beat-boxing and dancing with his mates at StarJam.

Support Songs4kids by visiting her Team page!

And lastly for today we have Poppy Dust. They say “We’re a band born out of musical theatre, and we’re bringing back love!!”
Poppy Dust is a Wellington based originals pop band which brings together band members with over 40 years of combined music and performance experience in corporate entertainment, bands, musical theatre, television, film and more!
They’ve been around for just eleven months now but they’ve already started to get national and international recognition and managed to cement a great fan base. They’re also proud to announce that they have just won the National 2010 Battle of the Bands competition.

Poppy Dust is made up of seven entertainers who all have day jobs. One of these is Stacey Neale whose days are spent at AXA New Zealand, so the AXA Hearts in Action team is proud to support Poppy Dust’s entry into the Money for Jam busking competition.

Poppy Dust are Jamming for Katie Nash. Katie is a member of the Velvet Vocals. They recently performed in Sydney, Australia, where Katie rocked it on stage with her fellow Jammers. Katie loves singing, dancing and puzzles.

Please support Poppy Dust by visiting their Team Profile.

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Posted in: 2010, StarJam News

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