One Voice with Jennifer Paige

4 06 2013

“I see you blowin me a kiss… it doesn’t take a scientist… to understand what’s goin on…baby….”

I bet those lyrics just rolled off your tongue…(it’s just like riding a bike but in the singing sense).  

“Crush” was the song you needed up your sleeves, if you were in the Sydney Cover band scene 12 years ago!   Many singers have agreed that they found themselves quiet clever just being able to string the words together…it was a wonderful song to sing and I fondly remember it being heavily requested during my gigs.

I am so honoured to have Jennifer Paige as our special guest artist.  Jen generously shares her music industry experiences in the hope of inspiring our One Voice students and budding performers!  It’s also the day of her new project release. 

I’ll let Jennifer tell you all about it!  

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  • Tell us what you have been up to since your hit song “Crush”?

After my debut release, my album went gold/platinum in 16 countries and I toured the world for two years. I came back to Los Angeles to record my 2nd album, Positively Somewhere. Again, more touring; and, the recording of my 3rd album, Best Kept Secret. My most recent release was last December with my first Christmas record, Holiday.  I’ve been fortunate enough to continue making records and to also sing on many behind the scenes projects for films like Autumn in New York, Simply Irrisistible and Smart People and lots of tv shows.  I’ve been the voice of countless advertising campaigns, most recently,; and I’ve written songs for other artists, including the bands York and Smashmouth. A lot has happened in the years following my first single, “Crush”. I’m always grateful for the opportunities that come my way, and every new accomplishment is a reminder to keep walking in the direction of my dreams.

  • When did you know you wanted to make singing your career and how did it come about?

I’ve known since I was a little girl – maybe 5 years old, or so. It became more serious for me in High School. I did many talent shows and was accepted into the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts. After school I went on the road with a band and eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue my dreams of becoming a recording artist. I sang for anyone who would listen. I sang in local bands and sang demos for many local songwriters, including hit-songwriter Andy Goldmark. We ended up making my first record together. It was a very natural process. No one could’ve predicted I would have my first record deal within a year of moving to L.A.  Fate, luck – who knows?

  • What is the best advice you can give a young singer who wants to make a career in music?

Sing anywhere & everywhere. Family events, church, talent shows, auditions, learn to play an instrument, join a band, begin writing poems and lyrics. If you don’t play an instrument, don’t stress – that’s why we co-write. Best advice I can give you: When your big break comes, be ready. 🙂

  • Where does your inspiration for songwriting or singing  come from?

Every day life, people. nature, a great story, movies!

  • Do you take singing lessons or any sort of training?

I sing quite a bit in songwriting sessions & recording sessions so that keeps my voice in shape. I think it’s a great idea to contunue lessons, no matter what level of ability you have; but, if I’m honest, I haven’t made the time for lessons in a very long time. I am pretty aware of my vocal strengths and weaknesses, and I always try be well prepared for recording. Even something simple like drinking hot tea with honey and warming up my voice on the drive to the studio can make all the difference.

  • What are your future plans?

I’m gearing up to release my latest with my duo, Paige & Palermo – Stay EP releases on June 4, 2013

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  • How did you develop your new sound?

Other than a duet with Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys, and a couple of international collaborations, I’ve worked as a solo artist.  Paige & Palermo is myself and a talented artist named Coury Palermo. We co-created this new sound while writing the songs and experimenting with different styles. Our style is very much a combination of both of our solo styles – that produced a somewhat moody, singer/songwriter infused Pop.

  • What advice would you give a parent who has a child interested in making a career in Music?

Pray.  A lot.  It aint for the faint of heart.  That’s what my parents would say… 😉

  • Best advice anyone has ever given you?

Know who you are as an artist. No one has the time or the energy to figure that out for you.

 Once again! Thank you for reading and contributing to the conversation! We love to hear from you…

Musically yours! Tina xo
You can purchase Paige and Palermo album – Stay at the iTunes link below.


If you liked this post or inspired by Jen let us know by commenting below.
Tell us 3 things that you will do this month to help you reach your dream of becoming a better singer!



13 06 2012
Singing is my life! Apart from my husband and Christian 🙂 It’s what I wake up thinking about and the last thing I do before I go to bed.  I have been running a singing school based from my home studio for over 14 years now and many of my students have been lucky enough to take their singing further. Some have gone overseas to make it big, others have been support act for international artists during their Australian tours.  Others are doing it because they LOVE to sing and just want to build their confidence.
Here is a clip that I wanted to share with you all….They are some of my senior students who are entering the URBANSTAR talent Quest 2012.
They are singing a snippet of the song I believe I can fly.
I hope you enjoy it!  If you like it feel free to share it on Facebook or Twitter- the more views the better chance they have of attaining the title “Most popular” 🙂 on the night.
Click below to see their clip….
 They will be competing in the UrbanStar Talent Quest at Burwood RSL on the 22nd of June 2012.  Hope to see you there!

The Future of your Voice – Vocal Workshop

20 02 2011




The Vocal Mastery Workshops are very active. They are designed to have fun, educate you and give you a plan to leave with so you can actually start making changes to your voice on that day.

All participants get a 10 page workbook and special offer on the Vocal Mastery program. The workshop will be conducted in a group environment.

5 Skills you will learn from this Workshop

  • How to warm up effectively and why it is essential your vocal health
  • Why space repetition practice will bring more permanent results
  • Why putting yourself in “State” will fast track results and make you more likely to return to “Discovering your Voice” more often
  • Why a systematic set of exercises will allow measurable progress to you
  • How to make a commitment to yourself and your voice.


The Vocal Mastery program is a systematic set of exercises and proven principles designed to build a solid function for YOUR Voice. Our exercises and the exculsive BASS system make this one of the most successful vocal programs of all time. The program is specifically designed to take you step by step through the process of discovering your voice.

WHEN: Saturday April 30th 2011

WHERE: Castle Grand , Pioneer 2, Level 1,

Corner of Pennant and Castle Sts, Castle Hill.

Parking is below the complex

WHEN: Registration is 1.45pm For a 2pm start

COST: Includes 3 hour workshop and workbook

$35 Early bird special paid by 12th of April

$45 At Door or after Early bird date

AGE: 12 years and over

If your child is under 12 and over 9 and has had previous singing lessons before he/she may be able to attend depending on maturity level.


Call Tina 0414626004 or 9836 3389

Method of payment:

Cash, Cheque or Electronic Internet transfer contact Tina for more information.

Leigh McRae is one of Australia’s most sought after voice teachers working today. His unique team building workshops and public speaking events have entertained and inspired people over the world.

With the angle of music and voice technique, Leigh McRae brings fun, flair and insight into his presentations taking an interesting look at the mechanics of the human voice and how it affects our lives. He also entertains his audiences with stories and anecdotes formed from working in the Entertainment industry for the past 30 years. Discover the reality of the reality.

In his day-to-day life, Leigh McRae gives singers the techniques and skills they need to achieve their dreams. From London to Singapore, Munich to Sydney, Los Angeles to New York, Leigh McRae is one of Australia’s most sought after voice teachers. Whatever stage you are at in your career, Leigh’s individual approach to teaching will help you achieve your goals.

“Whether you want to sing at a wedding, star in a musical or win a Grammy, every student is different and has different needs. So, it is important to me to ensure that each lesson I give is tailored to meet the individual needs of the student I am teaching. That way we can work together to ensure they get to where they want to be.”

With a background in performing, Leigh understands the demands placed on the modern singer. So as well as training the voice he also helps students develop an understanding and respect for what it means to be a performer, preparing them for careers in many different aspects of the music industry.

Throughout his career, Leigh has worked with artists such as Human Nature (currently in a 2 year contract at the Imperial Hotel, Las Vegas), Damien Leith (Australian Idol Winner) Delta Goodrem, Marcia Hines, Kaylan (Disco Montego), Melinda Schneider (Multiple Golden Guitar Winner), Casey Donovan (Australian Idol Winner), Sophie Monk, Denni Hines, Tammin Sursok (The Young and The Restless, Spectacular),and Nathan Foley (Hi Five). Leigh has lectured at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAPPA) The Hillsong conference, is a faculty member of the Broadway Theatre Project and participated in the Speech Level Singing Workshops (SLS) workshops in Los Angeles. He has also worked closely with record labels including Sony Music, Engine Room Records and Warners. Leigh has trained theatrical performers in; Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Grease, Beauty and the Beast, Billy Elliot, Sweet Charity, Wicked, Miss Saigon and acted as vocal consultant to the Australian production of Rent.

Leigh is the creator of the Vocal Mastery Program, which continues to be applied in over 13 countries worldwide. Leigh’s performance experience is varied including rock and pop bands, big band, theatre (Jean Valjean Hills Centre Performing Arts Les Miserable), live television performances on Midday Show, Bert Newton and Channel Nine’s Footy Show and as a session singer on radio and television commercials as well as recording his own albums. His cabaret show ‘If I Was Going To Have A Sing’ has been widely received. He has also worked on Reality television programs such as X Factor and Popstars.

Beyond the Seas Concert presented by ONE VOICE

11 01 2011

Congratulations to the One voice students who sang and performed their hearts out!

I am so very proud of your achievement!  Thank you for sharing your gift and inspiring not only the audience but myself!


Thank you to all who supported the kids One Voice concert held at the Sydney Opera house 12th of December 2010.

Please enjoy the collection of photos taken by my cousin David Ezzy of Inertia photography.

To sum it all up ….

“Beyond the Seas was a revelation!” Dr. Cora Francisco


An enormous thank you to all the friends, family, and guest performers-

REVIBE, BYRON MARK, Steff Martonhelyi, Mr. Martin Bean & Gabriella Santos & Finesse Crew for making the performance even more special.

This would have not been possible without the generous donors and sponsors.

C.A Franciso Surgery, Bayanihan News, R.O. Biala, JCW door to door express, Plus cargo global forwarder, Laquian, Ranoso, Barrientos, Bock, Carabana, Romero, Gwyther families, Jas my waffles, Bright button toys, Full force gym, Kindermusik with Tina Bangel, John Fick, Sizzling fillo, Diaz & Diaz lawyers, The Australian Filipina, Learning Blocks, Travel access, Kandy Crew,Hoopdreamz, Australian Pacific Settlement & marketing services, Kindermusik with Tina Bangel & Nuh! Productions

Oprah Please hook us up with Charice

29 11 2010

The One Voice school of singing is on a mission to meet their Idol Charice!

Help them by Liking their facebook page OPRAH PLEASE HOOK US UP WITH CHARICE and passing on this video for all to see!

Charice is our hero not only within the Filipino-Australian community but also around the world.
We live in a city of Sydney with the most Filipino population in the whole of Australia so please help us meet Charice so we can thank her for the inspiration!

Help these amazing kids meet their idol during their concert at the Sydney Opera house 12th of December-“Beyond the seas”- we’ll be sailing with a cargo full of love and devotion for Oprah and Charice!

We will also be making History as we are the first Filipino/Australian community to perform at the Sydney Opera house.
We could have not dreamed of doing this if it wasn’t for our hero Charice! She gave us hope to dream big and to reach for the stars!

This gives me goose bumps everytime I watch this “A star is born” – this is why we are so proud of Charice!

Please give our kids something to sing about!

Tina xo

One Voice school of Singing “Beyond the Seas” Flyer

16 11 2010

Please support our Budding performers!

Here is a link to an article featured in The Australian Filipina if you would like more information about the concert.

For Ticket details please visit the Sydney Opera house box office:

Sydney Opera House – One Voice School of Singing presents “Beyond the Seas”

11 11 2010

Sydney Opera House – One Voice School of Singing presents “Beyond the Seas”.

One Voice School of Singing presents Beyond the Seas

One Voice singing students will be showcasing songs from around the world

“To celebrate our 7th Birthday we have invited pass and present students to share their gift of song with family & friends” Tina Bangel  One Voice vocal coach

Celebrate One Voice’s 7th Birthday!

Under the Iconic sails of the Sydney Opera house, the One Voice singing students will take you  beyond the seas bringing you songs from their heart.

With Special guests RnB group Revibe (Guy Sebastian’s Support Act in the Philippines) and award winning dance crews –Finesse and Kookies n Kream.

The One voice students will be showcasing tunes symbolising songs from around the world and celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity.

Kindermusik with Tina Bangel

One Voice to perform at the Sydney Opera House featured in Australian Filipina


Venue: Utzon Room
Dates: 12 December 2010
Duration: 2 hours with 20 minute interval

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