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Kelly Siew is a talented singer-songwriter and her journey has started since she was 7. Born and raised in Malaysia, she has participated and won various singing competitions over the years. It certainly didn’t stop after she came to Australia for her study – she won Melbourne University karaoke championship 2 years in a row in 2002 and 2003; 1st runner up for the International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship in the Melbourne division in 2007.
Some of her memorable gigs including yearly performances in Chinese New Year festival in Springvale, Box Hill and Melbourne Chinatown, as well as regular Wedding gigs in both Chinese and Western settings. She was part of the judging panel for the 2010 International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship Melbourne Division, as well as guest performer for year 2008, 2009 and 2010 in the grand finals.
Being a student of the Master School of David Jaanz School of Singing in Melbourne, she has also participated regularly in the end of year showcases and most notably has been selected to perform in the Top 30 Showcase 4 years in a row.
Besides singing, she was the runner up of 2008 Miss Chinese Melbourne Pageant and 2nd runner up for Miss University Melbourne 2007.
Since she relocated to Kuala Lumpur, she has been invited to perform in various events such as the Johor Bahru Arts Festival July 2011, Urbanscapes 2011, Short and Sweet Festival in the musical segment, events such as Arthur's day party at Sid's Pub (Organised by Guinness), Corporate functions for Hewlett Packard, Philip Morris and Nestle, Weddings, New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at Jaya One. She has performed at Nerofico, a prominent Jazz venue in KL. Pubs and Bars she performed in includes Saint’s Bar and Kitchen, Show House Sunway Giza, Geographer Restaurant and Bar, Tom, Dick and Harry’s Live and many more.
Her style was traditionally Chinese pop, and being in Australia has helped in developing a fusion of Jazz, Pop and R&B in her singing. She prides herself for being able to switch between the extremes of romantic Jazz gigs to high energetic pop-rock performances at ease.
She has worked with James Roche from Bachelor Girl in the past with co-writing her original music,as well as Jhay C in Melbourne. Some of her original works can be found at http://www.reverbnation.com/kellysiew and for some of her live performances/showreel check out http://www.youtube.com/kellychin61
Her original composition "Love Lost Love Found" (Chinese) has been featured in Melbourne's Feature Film "Citizen Jia Li" which was released in 2011. It has been played in Phoenix Comicon Film Festival 2011 [USA], Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2011 [AUST], Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival 2011 [N. Ireland], Asian Australian Film forum 2011 [AUST] and
Big Island film Festival 2012 [USA] and is due to be released in L.A in 2013. The soundtrack will be available for purchase soon.
She played a cameo role on Malaysian local movie production "Kepong Gangster" which was released in 2012. "Kepong Gangster" was aired in both Malaysia and Taiwan. It was nominated as Top 5 Non Malay Movie in Malaysian Film Festival.
She has been featured in Bully Bootleg, a Country Rock album (2011) by Australian band Alfords Bullwinkles and has recorded a few tracks for their upcoming album.
Most recently she has collaborated with Singapore based producer Mehrad for a trance track, "Lonely", and this track has landed them a contract with Enhanced Music, a record label based in UK. The remix "Lonely" by Sebastian Weikum has been released as part of Digitally Enhanced Vol 6 and the original mix will be released very soon.
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