CASEY DONOVAN with special guest KAITLYN THOMAS Tickets
8:00pm, Thu 5 October, 2017
THE TOFF IN TOWN, MELBOURNE, VIC
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TICKETS: $30.00 + bf / $35.00 on the door if available. Doors 8:00pm.
Casey Donovan is one of Australia's most versatile Indigenous Entertainers.
After a meteoric rise to fame at the age of 16, Casey became the youngest ever winner of Australian Idol in 2004, and over the last twelve years has made her mark not only as a musician, but also in the areas of stage, screen, presenting and writing.
Casey is a multi-Award winner & nominee, including an ARIA No #1 Award for Listen with Your Heart and Deadly Awards for Best Album, Best Single and Most Promising New Talent.
After taking a break from music, Casey returned to the music arena with the release of her hotly anticipated single Big, Beautiful & Sexy. As a result of this inspirational song, she not only garnered new fans Australia-wide, but also became a poster girl for fuller-figured women. Casey took her Big, Beautiful & Sexy ethos further by touring in her own show, which has seen the remarkable singer perform to sell-out crowds at some of the country's most coveted venues and participate in events such as Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Festival, The Rocks Festival of the Voice, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute's Spirit Festival, Darwin Festival and Yabun Festival.
Casey has also headlined her own Mama Cass Tribute concerts and supported the legendary Cyndi Lauper on her Australian National Tour.
Under the direction of Rhoda Roberts, Casey made her theatrical debut in Miracle In Brisbane for the Brisbane Festival. This was to be the first of many acclaimed theatrical performances, including The Flowerchildren (Magnormos), As You Like It (Company B), Opera Yarrabah (Opera Australia) and The Sapphires (Company B / Black Swan State Theatre Company), RENT (Hayes Theatre) and in 2016 she starred in We Will Rock You (Andrew Pole/Ben Elton). Casey has also been nominated for Best Newcomer and Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical in the Sydney Theatre Awards.
Over the span of her illustrious career, Casey has appeared on many television programs including; The Morning Show, Sunrise, 20 to 1, Today Show, Studio 10, Fusion, Yarramundi Kids, Spicks and Specks, Good Morning Australia, Rove Live and many more. As a presenter, she host of the 2011 and 2012 Deadly Awards and presented her own indigenous music themed show Fusion on SBS/NITV during 2012 and 2013.
In 2014 Casey captivated readers with her autobiography Big, Beautiful & Sexy (New Holland Publishers) and made her mark in the plus size fashion market, becoming an emcee and ambassador for the Curvy Couture Roadshow in Melbourne, plus becoming featured writer for international publications such as Pink Blitz, and Plus Model Magazine.
As of 2017, Casey is currently in the studio writing and producing her long awaited original EP. The upcoming release which was crowd funded by Donovan's biggest supports will mark her highly anticipated return to the music scene and plans are underway for a national tour to coincide. Casey has also just commenced filming for network 10's 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here' in South Africa, which has seen the versatile entertainer win an outpouring of love and support from Australian audiences that will no doubt fuel her music comeback even further.
Casey also continues to lend her name and support to a number of charitable and non-profit organisations in her roles as Ambassador for APRA/AMCOS, Advocate for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, advocate for National Indigenous Ear Health Campaign and as one of the founding members of the New South Wales Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.
Casey will be supported by singer-songwriter Kaitlyn Thomas.