Jamie Messenger

Composer Arranger Producer

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It's been an exciting week!

First of all, on Wednesday the Hilltop Hoods were nominated for 3 ARIA awards.

Song of the Year
- Hilltop Hoods - 1955 feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum
Best Video
- Hilltop Hoods - 1955 feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum
Best Australian Live Act
- Hilltop Hoods - The Restrung Tour

Jamie composed and conducted the string parts for 1955 and was musical director, composer and keyboardist for the Restrung Tour. It was such a phenomenal experience and we're proud to have it nominated.

As if that wasn't enough, director and animator Mikey Hill submitted his and Jamie's film collaboration The Orchestra to the Oscars!!!!!

Fingers are well and truly crossed.


I'm A Ghost Restrung

This is the new film clip for the Hilltop Hoods track I'm A Ghost Restrung which includes live footage from the Melbourne show as well as some behind the scenes shots from the Restrung tour. 

As well as composing all the orchestral and choral parts for the Restrung version, Messenger also wrote and played much of the original track it was based on.

Check out the footage of Jamie Messenger performing on keyboard with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Polyphonic Voices, Plutonic Lab on Drums and of course the Hilltop Hoods.

Hilltop Hoods Restrung Album

We're thrilled to be able to finally announce the project Jamie Messenger's been secretly working on for the past year and a half. Jamie's been composing for the Hilltop Hoods’ latest album, Drinking From The Sun Walking Under The Stars Restrung. For this album Messenger used the combined forces of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Chamber Singers to write an album full of orchestrally reimagined versions of Hilltop Hoods tracks. Messenger arranged for orchestra and choir 12 tracks from their Drinking From The Sun and Walking Under The Stars albums. Jamie also performed piano on a number of tracks.

Drinking From The Sun Walking Under Stars Restrung

Drinking From The Sun Walking Under Stars Restrung

The two new singles from the album, Higher and 1955, both feature string arrangements Jamie composed and conducted with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. 

The album was released in February and debuted at Number 1. The Restrung Tour is happening around the country in April alongside the country’s leading orchestras and choirs. Messenger will be joining the Hoods on the tour playing keyboards.

You can check out the album trailer for it below