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Symphonica: Armand Van Helden with the MSO

Jamie Messenger is joining forces with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and international house music legend Armand Van Helden for the inaugural Symphonica concert this Australia Day weekend. Teaming up with fellow Australian composer Joe Twist, the two composers will be arranging for the 70 piece symphony orchestra his long list of house anthems including the likes of "U Don't Know Me," "My My My", "Bonkers (feat. Dizie Rascal) and his legendary remix of Tori Amos' "Professional Widow".

For tickets and further details click the image below.


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.


Winner of Best Soundtrack Awards!!!

We are delighted to announce that Jamie Messenger's soundtrack to director and animator Mikey Hill's latest film, The Orchestra has recently won two awards.

First of all, the soundtrack won the award for Best Original Score at the St Kilda Film Festival. In case you can't tell from the picture below, Jamie was pretty darned excited!!!

Best Original Score - Jamie Messenger

Best Original Score - Jamie Messenger

Following on from St Kilda Festival, Jamie was greatly honoured to receive word he had been awarded a prize at the prestigious Film Music Festival in Malaga, Spain. Unfortunately Jamie wasn't able to attend in person to accept the Jerry Goldsmith Awards for Best Original Score in an Animated Short Film. It did however mean he was able to film his first ever video acceptance speech. You can check it out on Jamie's Facebook page.

Jerry Goldsmith Awards

Jerry Goldsmith Awards

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