Oscars: Bohemian Rhapsody & A Star Is Born to fight it out, while two Aussie singers miss out Source:Themusicnetwork Multiple nominations for Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born at the 2019 Academy Awards on February 24 confirmed Hollywood’s re-ignited interest in big-budget music movies. However, two Aussie expat singer-songwriters now based in Los Angeles – pop idol Troye Sivan and R&B performer Alston Koch – narrowly missed out after they made highly acclaimed acting debuts. A Star Is Born received eight nominations — best actress, best original song (“Shallow”), best picture, best actor (Bradley Cooper), best-supporting actor (Sam Elliott), best-adapted screenplay, best cinematography, and best sound mixing. ...

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Different scene for Alston this year! Source:Island ‘Disco Lady’ hitmaker Alston Koch has indicated to us that he has had an invitation coming his way to perform at an OSCARS ‘After Party’ event, scheduled to be held, in Beverly Hills, on 25th April, 2021. He has performed, on two previous occasions, at this America/China organisation ‘after party.’ However, due to the pandemic, Alston’s performance, this year, he says, will be a virtual set and will also include a combined American and Chinese Orchestra…for the first time. ...

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Georgia with ALSTON Koch   ‘Georgia’ a totally live performance by Alston Koch with the Blackburn Orchestra, Melbourne Australia. From Alston Koch – GEORGIA ! As you vote for the special Senate run off elections: A ‘Command Performance’ to the Governor General of Australia and the state governors including Dame Elizabeth Murdoch a special friend, performed some 10 years ago posted as a dedication to ‘Georgia’ & mostly to all my friends in the USA that I miss so much. Vote wisely friends (Photo with President of The Art 4 Peace ) God bless you all with this ‘old sweet song’ till we meet again. by Alston Koch ...

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Alston Koch at Central American Educativa Fiesta Source:Sundayobserver Rosalia Arteaga of Ecuador, the only woman to have held the positions of both President and Vice President of any country has invited Alston Koch to Ecuador. Alston is probably the only Asian born artiste to have appeared in most cities throughout the Continent of South America. He will appear as a special guest at the Excellencia Educativa in Ecuador discussing the effects of Climate Change. He will also perform a song written especially for the occasion on the subject. Alston Koch has been an original advocate for Climate Change since 1991 when he approached the subject (then unknown) and raised the eyebrows of members of the British Parliament in the House Of Commons. ...

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Greetings…from Down Under Source:Island Singer Alston Koch, who is still holed up in Melbourne, Australia, due to the coronavirus pandemic, was a guest at the recently held Excelencia Educativa, which took place in Ecuador, on October 15th, 16th and 17th. However, he was not physically present, in Ecuador, as overseas travel is prohibited the world over. And, in Victoria, where Alston and his family now reside, the 25-kilometre travel zone and the “ring of steel” around regional Victoria, are still in force. ...

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eLanka Newsletter – 26 Aug – 8th edition – Sri Lankans in Australia Click here or on the image below to read this week’s elanka Newsletter Lydia Stryder’s debut single “Time Bomb” featuring Ioana Pavel, is out on all streaming platforms “Especially for you” By Des Kelly(Editor-In-Chief) eLanka Sunday Fair – A way of life: By Arundathie Abeysinghe How well do you know Australia’s 30th Prime Minister Scott Morrison? AS WE APPROACH THE PETERITE CENTENARY – By Algi Wijewickrema Brooke Jowett speaks out over her disappointment with The Bachelor franchise Fundraiser for Melbourne’s homeless – new single from Andrea Marr & John McNamara Will Eggs Break Your Heart?-by Harold Gunatillake SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Australian Women’s Team – Aussies name fresh faces to take on New Zealand – By Laura Jolly Online Prayer Service and Reflection: by Rev Fr Srilal Fernando Obituary Notices Stanley Kirinde: The gentle and cultured artist – MAHINDA ...

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‘A Symphony for Change’ – Performed by Alston Koch.   ‘A Symphony for Change’ – Performed by Alston Koch. Written by Alston Koch & A-Z Sheriff. Produced by Alston Koch & A-Z Sheriff. Directed by Frederick James. Concept and song developed in collaboration with Symphony Environmental Ltd to raise awareness of the problems caused by plastic pollution in the environment   ...

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Sri Lanka’s best Artists in support of the support services during the Covid 19 days in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s best artists teamed up to sing ‘Lean On Me’ as a tribute to everyone that helped out during the worst times in Sri Lanka. Watch this beautiful video of Sri Lanka’s best entertainers doing what they do best. ...

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We are One – A Special Message from Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts to the World – Written, performed & produced by Alston Koch Video directed by James Koch In an ever changing world of today, where the future is uncertain and time has stood still…lets not forget what we are being taught…that we are one! Here is a timely message from Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts to the world… A special thank you to Alston Koch ...

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Alston Koch to perform at Oscars ‘After Party’ Source: Daily FT SriLanka Sri Lanka’s iconic entertainer Alston Koch will be singing for the Academy Awards ‘After Party’ for the stars at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Hollywood on 9 February immediately following the Oscars telecast worldwide. Koch was among last year’s considerations for the ‘Oscar’ and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his haunting role in ‘According to Matthew’. He won The CIGNIS award for best actor in 2019 and the Derana ‘Sri Lankan of the Year’ award.   His movie ‘According To Matthew’ was the most talked about movie in Sri Lanka while running to full houses in cinemas across the island for 75 days. A much-sought after singer in past Academy Award celebrations and the performer of many original songs with hits worldwide and an album that climbed to the number two spot in the Australian and ...

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