Southern Crossover is an album with a distinctly ‘Australian Flavour.’ Many of the tracks are a tribute to our great Australian singers and songwriters. The songs have been re-orchestrated and presented in a more “Classical Crossover” style by tenor Jay Weston.
Some of the artists represented in these recordings have shaped our music industry and left their mark, such as the likes of John Farnham, Olivia Newton John and Tina Arena. Other Australian influences on the album include director Baz Luhrmann with his dazzling screen masterpiece ‘Moulin Rouge’ and the late legendary performer Peter Allen with his musical ‘The Boy From Oz’, which launched Australia onto the world stage.
The tracks are a compilation of covers from popular “Classical Crossover,” ‘Pop Opera’ style music. Many of these songs have been made famous by world renown singers like Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman to mention a few. The album duets were recorded with Grace Bawden from Australia and international multi platinum selling artist Petra Berger from the Netherlands. The original songs were written by Australian tenor Jay Weston. Together these combine to create a distinctively international yet uniquely Australian concept album, Southern Crossover.
No matter what your taste or preference in music, this album hopes to bring you many hours of listening pleasure and inspire your passion for Australian and International Music.
It was such an honour to work with such a stellar cast in this show.
Special thanks to Music Director and Maestro Ian Westrip and our amazing director Mark Barford for putting on this dazzling production.
Jay was given the honour of performing as the Support Act for Sir Cliff Richard in his tour to Australia.
Jay has recently performed the Royal Anthem for Her Majesty The Queen at the Perth Esplanade Foreshore in front of an estimated crowd of 200,000 People. To see some more images check out the gallery.