Singer / songwriter, musician, performer, vocal coach
And now author of the new children's book series:
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Born and raised in a musical family in New Zealand, and writing songs from the age of seven, Roxanne Kiely has made, and continues to make a marked contribution to the international music industry, as a vocal coach, songwriter and performer, co-founder and Director Of Operations of the not-for-profit song writing organisation, Songsalive!, and ASONG Director, Vice Chairperson and Public Officer.
Her compositions have been featured on Australian television programs, advertising jingles and children's shows, including Home and Away and World Around Us program about the Jenolan Caves.
See The Difference is a collection of 12 original songs, is a self-funded independent release, ranging from the Springsteen inspired title track, through the many colours of country pop, including the beautiful ballad Little Bit Of You, Roxanne wrote both the music and lyrics, as well as arranging all the tracks.
Roxanne has since produced further recordings, under her own name, as well as in collaboration with other writers, particularly her husband, Stephen via the band, "Prodigal Twins".
Roxanne's song, Bad Hair Day is featured regularly on Australia All Over, with Ian MacNamara, on Sunday mornings ABC Radio 702.
An untiring supporter of fellow songwriters and performers Roxanne along with Gilli Moon, co-founded Songsalive! not-for-profit songwriting organisation in 1997.
The original Sydney chapter has expanded both nationally to Tamworth and Queensland, and internationally to the U.S. with branches in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Chicago IL, New Jersey, Boston MA, New York, Nashville, Phoenix AZ, Raleigh NC, San Francisco CA, Seattle WA, Vegas NV, Amsterdam, NL, Austin TX, Denver CO, Grass Valley CA, Huntsville AL, Orange County CA.
Sponsored locally by the Australasian Performing Right Association, (A.P.R.A.) Songsalive! runs monthly workshops and several showcases a month in Sydney and regional areas.
Forming Songsalive! proved to be a significant event in Roxanne's personal life as well, providing the vehicle whereby she met her future husband, Stephen Kiely, who joined the organisation soon after its formation. Stephen has become an integral part of Songsalive!, having, over the past eleven and half years, designed and run the Songsalive! website, co-ordinated the monthly workshops, MC'd the monthly showcases and designed the covers for all but one of the nine sampler CD's which Songsalive! has produced. These activities are, in the different regions of the world, now handled by other volunteers, who come from the ranks of this ever-expanding songwriting organisation.
Roxanne has been instrumental in bringing together elements of the industry which simply work well, such as promoting the unusually gifted lyric and composition lecturer, Pat Pattison, Berkleee College alumnus, who regulary conducts seminars in Australia, and members of the local songwriting communities who have profited from the methods he teaches.
Singing Teacher To The "Stars of Today"
Roxanne has many students already successful and high profile stars in the Australian entertainment industry.
Her intense and creative lessons will allow you to find your voice and develop its potential
Teaching under her maiden name, Roxanne Paladin, she took classes at the Australian College of Entertainment (ACE) . Her student classes included up-and-coming stars Sarah Blasko and Natalie Basingthwaite.
Her personal students include 2014 X-Factor winner, Marlisa, and have included Adam Saunders, Bec Cartwright, as well as Delta Goodrem, whom she taught since Delta was 9 years old until 15, and resumed vocal lessons with Roxanne in 2004.
ScoopFX Music School is situated in Sydney's North West and comprises Roxanne Kiely and her husband, Stephen Kiely.
Both are accomplished singers, musicians, performers and song-writers; who bring a wealth of knowledge to their lessons in vocal development, piano, guitar, bass guitar, music theory, and song-writing in one-on-one lessons.
Roxanne has been a member of The Australian Ladies Variety Association (A.L.V.A.) since 1986. She spent three years on committee donating her time to the industry she loves and supports.
Anyone who has met or worked with Roxanne in her capacity as a venue, workshop, showcase or event co-ordinator, quickly realises that they are dealing witha passionate supporter of the local music scene, and songwriters in particular.
Her constant contact with all aspects of the industry, including print media, television, artist development companies, copyright associations, pubs, clubs and other venues, help keep her abreast of the rhythm which underlies constant change within the music scene.
Not only as the Australasian face of Songsalive!, but also in her capacity as teacher, producer, company director and, of course, songwriter, Roxanne remains focused on, and extremely excited about, the development of ASONG, and the potential for this organisation to create and foster great developments for australian songwriters, and the industry they serve.