ANZAC Music Stars Entertain Troops in East Timor
(News4us.com) October 28, 2011
Military personnel from Australia and New Zealand currently serving in East Timor with the International Stabilisation Force (ISF) were entertained over a four day break from duty with thrilling performances put on by some of Australia’s leading entertainers.
Headlining the bill was New Zealand born international sensation Jenny Morris who is known as a Tour de Force veteran when it comes to entertaining the ANZAC troops.
Jenny turned up with her band consisting of James Haselwood, Dave Hibbard, Franco Raggatt and Andrew Worboys.
Jenny Morris said that the chance to perform for an ANZAC audience was a personal highlight.
“I have close ties with both Australia and New Zealand,” she said.
“Being able to support both Kiwi and Aussie soldiers deployed overseas together is very special for me.”
“The whole tour has been an amazing opportunity. In addition to the performances it has been really nice just to talk to the soldiers and have a conversation after the shows.” Jenny said.
For further information on international singer songwriter Jenny Morris visit http://www.jennymorris.com
Rising Sydney singer-songwriter Andy bull was in fine form as he entertained the ANZAC troops with some of his better known hits through to his latest EP “The Phantom Pains”.
Described as “Australia’s songwriter’s songwriter.” Andy Bull fans can follow this rising Australian star at http://www.andybull.com.au.
Talented X Factor contestant “India-Rose Madderom” also took part in the entertainment and her young and vibrant act brought the troops to a rousing applause.
This was India-Rose Madderom’s first tour supporting the troops and in her own words. “It is not something I will soon forget”.
“It has been an amazing experience, it is so different from performing back home – the soldiers’ enthusiasm really made for a great atmosphere. It was such a privilege to be part of it all.” she went on to say.
India-Rose Madderom can be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/IndiaRoseMusic.
The entertainers arrived in East Timor on Friday, 21 October, and over four days performed two concerts for more than 400 ISF personnel.
The Commander of the ISF, Colonel Luke Foster, took the microphone at the end of the four day entertainment extravaganza and thanked the entertainers for bringing world-class entertainment to the troops.
“Australian entertainers have a long tradition supporting deployed Australian personnel overseas,” he said.
“This tour demonstrates this tradition is still strong and we are grateful to you for volunteering your time and talent to come here and perform.”
The ISF is in East Timor at the invitation of the Government of Timor-Leste to support local security forces to maintain a secure and stable environment.
Images courtesy of Australian Department of Defence
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