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My entry "Ray-Lee Russell - Life is Different" is in the BEAT100 Music Video Chart ...and I want some of that $1000 prize pool! I've entered my video "Ray-Lee Russell - Life is Different" into the BEAT100 Video Charts, please take a look and vote for me! Vote Now: Watch the Video http://www.beat100.com/music-video-chart/watch/ray-lee-russell---life-is-different_42132/

Australian Songwriters Comp 2012

I have just been advised that my song Heartbroken(Broken) is in the Top 25 Finalist list for the Youth Catagory. Now I wait for the awards night held in December in Sydney to find out if I'm lucky enough to be awarded a place in the Top 10 List. Wish me luck.

Ray-Lee's trip to Hollywood

Results are in from the World Championships of Performing Arts, Hollywood USA Ray-Lee ◦SILVER-Female Vocal SA Original Wks - 16-17 ◦SILVER-Female Vocal SA Rock - 16-17 ◦BRONZE-Female Vocal SA Contemporary - 16-17 ◦BRONZE-Female Vocal SA Open - 16-17 Full results of Aust Team at http://www.wcopa.com/​2012-medalists#Australia

Ray-Lee's going to Hollywood

I have exciting news to share. I have been selected as part of the Australian Team going to Hollywood to compete in the World Championships of Performing Arts as a singer/songwriter. I will be leaving Cairns on 30th June along with another local musician Rod Collins who was also successful in being selected. Over the next few months I will be endeavouring to raise the $5000 to get to Hollywood and will keep you updated with events & gigs I will be having including a possible combined concert with Rod. I would just like to thank all my friends, family, wonderful neighbours and all the awesome musicians and venues in the Cairns and Gordonvale area. Also 89.1FM Community Radio, ABC Radio, Rusty's Festival of Music, A-Venue, Gordonvale Hub, and the Cairns City Council for giving me the opportunity to play my music, given me lots of wonderful advice, and supported me on my journey so far. Please give yourself a hug for me because without all of you, I would not have been given this wonderful opportunity. I especially want to thank 'Uncle' Terry Doyle who is my mentor and friend. Terry you have inspired me, advised me, hugged me, complimented me, pushed me, always told me the truth (even if it hurt), kept me grounded and given me the kick up the behind when needed. The Russell Clan can't thank you enough, we love you. I will be setting up a pledge/sponsorship page through Pozible.com. What a great concept this website is. I will have a link through my Facebook, twitter and MySpace pages in the next couple of weeks.

Australian Songwriters Comp

Great news, my song Starting Line has got through the final judging in the Youth Catagory of the Australian Songwriters Assoc 2011 Songwriters comp and is No.10 in the Top 10 List. http://www.asai.org.au/contests

Ray-Lee's world

Hello everyone, i'm just checking in to tell you all what I have recently been up to. I have only just turned 15 about a month ago and have started grade ten, which is going pretty good at the moment. I have just started recording for my very first cd and I am loving it. I'm recording with a young guy called David Niesar and he is doing a great job, we are having so much fun. My cd is going to be out in May sometime but I will let everyone know when it gets closer. I am going to be preforming in a concert in Tully for cyclone Yazi and am really looking forward to it and just going down there and talking to everyone. So I have been busy these last few months and the next couple are going to be very hectic as well but I will check in again soon and share what's going on Ray-Lee