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The ‘Final’ count down!

Wow we have broken the $10,000! We only have Two days left to the finale of this Busking Challenge and ‘by golly’ (that seems like the best phrase at the moment) the competition is heating up between the Teams in the top two spaces. Now, The Latenighters were in First position when I went to bed last night, and when I got and checked this morning it was The Amazing Busking Machine in poll position. And now after refraining from checking ALL day it’s The Latenighters once again in that top spot. You can keep an eye on all our Fantastic Fund Raising miracle workers here at
while you there you might even want to part with a few dollars of your own for a very good cause. It’s only cost $5 per day to enrich a child with disabilities life and whats more if you are in New Zealand your donation is tax deductible (you will be issued a receipt)

Here’s a screen shot of the fund raising so far (if you weren’t tempted to click on the link I just posted) just so you can see how well we are doing and how proud I am of all our Buskers. Just click on the picture to go right to Fund Raising on line.

On top of all the success we have had with the Busking we have also had five more teams throw their busking hat in to the ring, and of course we welcomed their generosity with open arms.

  • Put Together Band
  • Team Profile
  • …”2 Twen.E 2 Crew”…
  • Guns and Rosies
  • The Odd Ballz
  • Unhinged Fringe Unhinged Fringe

Check them out and support them!

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The Amazing Busking Machine out in front!

As the big 10k mark seems closer than ever I couldn’t be more excited! And with only a week left until the end of the Money for Jam busking competition there hasn’t been a better time for YOU to also be involved! The competition between our teams seems to be gaining momentum too and our top fund raiser is now in the lead with a whooping $1,935!!! WOWSER! They promised Amazing and boy oh boy did The Amazing Busking Machine deliver! Not only in the form of a rather comical Video but they are also pulling all the stops to support the kids of StarJam. I have pulled down a couple of screen shoots in case you have yet to watch that video I was just talking about!!! This should entice you in and open your wallet *winky face*

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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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