Thursday, December 17, 2009

Not So Silent Night

source Cairns Post - with thanks to Diissee

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Paladino,Callea Quadruple Crowd

Organisers of Mount Waverley Carols were thrilled with the increase in crowd numbers at this years Carols - the audience was almost 4 times the size of last years event!

Click on the article to read full sized.
source - Mt Waverley Leader

Monday, December 14, 2009

Layla To Shine

Brighton East youngster Layla Bodnar will be in experienced hands next week for her starring role in the Carols by Candlelight at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Layla, 5, who has just been named the face of the event by Vision Australia, will be joined by singer Anthony Callea, who has been made official ambassador.

Just six weeks old when diagnosed with a serious eye condition, Layla remains an inspiration, say her parents Max and Konji.

As for Callea, it is the second time he will be the show's ambassador and the sixth time he has performed at the much-loved event.

"I couldn't imagine spending Christmas Eve any other way," he said.

"In the role of ambassador I've been lucky enough to meet some fantastic kids and their families who are achieving remarkable things despite being blind or having low vision.

"Their stories have inspired me and it will make this year's performance a lot more meaningful for me."

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ultimate Vocal Coach

With the release of his 3rd Album, an Australia wide tour with superstar Whitney Houston, and now the confirmation of his involvement in a new Televison series, 2010 looks set to be a busy year for Anthony Callea.

Anthony will take on the role of Vocal Coach for Ultimate School Musical – Fame, a 10-parter to premiere exclusively on FOX8 in 2010.

The show will be hosted by Ruby Rose and will also feature the stars of the 2010 national touring production of Fame: The Musical, as well as producer John Frost and Kelley Abbey, Australia’s most successful choreographer.

The show will follow the students of Elizabeth Keilor College
as they undergo intensive training in singing, dancing and acting under the guidance of Anthony, director Eddie Perfect, theatre producer John Frost, choreographer Kelley Abbey and a host of other experts.

The training, to take part outside school hours, will culminate in a performance of the stage show Fame on Foxtel's Fox8 next year.

The Ultimate School Musical format is fast becoming one of the hottest series around the globe. Originating in the UK, the show is now in production in 12 countries including Denmark, France, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain and New Zealand.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Layla wins a heart

The rain did little to dampen the spirits of five-year-old Layla Bodnar, the face of Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight this year, who stole the hearts of viewers watching the Official Launch of the 2009 Carols By Candlelight on Channel Nine's TODAY show.

Layla certainly made an impression on Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight Ambassador Anthony Callea, who visited Layla and her family recently to see how the event helps to provide services for children like Layla.

Anthony is a huge fan of the event - he is always a popular performer at the iconic event and took on the role of Ambassador two years ago. He explained to weather presenter Shura Tuft that the event was special to him and he gets "goosebumps" as a performer.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Carols Launch

Anthony fans, it's that time of year again - time to get in the festive mood and join Vision Australia for the official launch of their flagship fundraising event, Carols by Candlelight.

As the official countdown to Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight begins, the Today Show's weather presenter will broadcast live from City Square and play host to some of the entertainers performing this year, including Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight ambassador Anthony Callea, Ricki-Lee Coulter and musical guru John Foreman.

If you are not in Melbourne, fear not, you can tune into the fun on Channel 9's TODAY show from 6am.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Callea Thrilled, Honoured At Houston Gig

With over 170 million combined album, singles and videos sold worldwide during her musical career, Whitney Houston has established a benchmark for superstardom that may never be eclipsed.

Whitney's Australian concert performances will see her performing all of her greatest hits, along with new songs from her recent Top 10 album, I Look To You, showcasing why she remains a singular force in music today and one the world's most beloved pop icons.

Aria award winning/multi platinum singer and still the holder of Australia's Highest and Fastest selling single, Anthony Callea will be Special Guest on the 'Nothing But Love' tour.

'There's not one person that wouldn't know the iconic singer, Whitney Houston. Ever since I can remember, she has always been one of the finest vocalist's around. Her true talent and powerful vocals are unique and have obviously passed the test of time. I am quite thrilled and honoured to be asked to be part of the 'Nothing but Love' tour. As a singer, Whitney is definitely one of those vocalists I look up to and to be sharing the same stage with one of the world's original pop divas is definitely one of those moments I will remember for a very long time. I know it will be an amazing night.' says Anthony Callea.

Callea to support Whitney Houston

Anthony Callea has just been announced as the support act for the 2010 Whitney Houston Concert Tour of Australia!

Anthony, who is in the words of Presenter Andrew McManus 'one of Australia’s most recognized singers and performers' will be opening for Ms Houston at the following-

February 22 : Brisbane (Entertainment Centre)
February 24 : Sydney (Acer Arena)
February 27 : Hunter Valley (Hope Estate Winery)
March 01 : Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena)
March 04 : Adelaide (Entertainment Centre)
March 06 : Perth (Members Equity Stadium)
March 07 : Perth (Members Equity Stadium)


For Syd/Melb/Bris shows - 132 849

For Perth & Hunter Valley shows - 136 100

Ticket Prices: Diamond - $195, Gold - $165, Silver - $125 and GA (for Hope Estate only) - $95

Friday, November 20, 2009

Stars Of Christmas

Great news for those of us who adored Anthony's version of O Holy Night. It has been included on a new Christmas Compliation available now.

'Stars of Christmas' brings together a host of all time great Australian artists bringing their distinctive vocals to some of the greatest Christmas tracks. This album is sure to put some cheer in your Christmas stocking!

Track Listing

1.Jessica Mauboy - Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)
2.Guy Sebastian - The Christmas Song
3.Katie Noonan - Maybe This Christmas
4.Hugh Sheridan - The Christmas Waltz
5.Human Nature - Away In A Manger
6.Amy Pearson - All I Want For Christmas Is You
7.Natalie Bassingthwaighte & Shannon Noll - Please Come Home For Christmas
8.Anthony Callea - O Holy Night
9.John Farnham - One Little Christmas Tree
10.David Campbell - Jingle Bell Rock
11.Cassie Davis - Joy To The World
12.Mark Vincent - Grown Up Christmas List
13.Delta Goodrem - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
14.Damien Leith - This Christmas
15.Adam Harvey - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
16.Wes Carr - I Believe In Father Christmas
17.Sam Moran - Silent Night

Album or individual tracks can be downloaded from iTunes and BigPond or the physical album can be purchased at JB HiFi stores.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Anthony The Ambassador

Anthony Callea has been announced as the 2009 Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight Ambassador.

For the past 5 years he has definitely cemented his name as a true favourite at the carols and this year will be no exception. Anthony was also Amassador in 2007.

"I couldn't imagine spending Christmas Eve any other way than being part of Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight. I feel honoured once again to be asked to be their ambassador and I look forward to working with this wonderful organisation to help promote the amazing work they do for the vision impaired in the country."

The Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight is broadcasted nationally on Christmas Eve on the Nine Network.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

How Tweet It Is!

The happy tweets of Anthony Callea and partner Tim Campbell didn't just keep their fans amused during the pairs recent foray to Flemington, it seems certain members of the press enjoyed them too!

Champion Deal

Anthony Callea has signed with 'Super Manager' David Champion, who envisages a very successful partnership between the two.

As mentioned in the article above, Callea will record some 'Dance/Pop Anthems' for his third album, to be released next year, but fear not all you 'ballad' lovers, Anthony posted on his official forum that there will be some ballads in the mix as well.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tasty Treat!

Those lucky enough to be able to receive the new Channel 7 high definition station
7Two are in for a tasty treat - in more ways than one!

Filmed 2 years ago, 'The F Word' is a cooking show where each week, top chef Matt Moran works with an amateur team of cooks to put together a menu to feed fifty people...and on the show airing November 13th, one of those people is singer/songwriter Anthony Callea.

Tune in at 8.30 Friday to catch the show.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dashing Duo

They may not have had much luck in the betting ring, but Anthony Callea and partner Tim Campbell were big winners in the fashion stakes at the Spring Racing Carnival Oaks Day Race Meeting held at Flemington Racecourse today.

In a short interview with Johanna Griggs on Channel 7, Anthony intimated that his third album is progressing well and should be released early next year.

Friday, October 30, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It just wouldn't be Christmas without Carols and two of Australia's finest and favourite voices, Anthony Callea and Silvie Paladino headline the annual Mount Waverley Carols this year.

Hosted by Showbiz stalwart Patti Newton, the event will be held at the Mount Waverley Shopping Village on December 5th.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Your Mission, should you choose to accept it...

is to toddle off to Anthony's offical forum and check out the photos he's uploaded of his stay at The Elandra Mission Beach Resort.

Anthony accompanied partner Tim Campbell, who was filming for the 9 network drama 'Sea Patrol'.

Head over to to check out the rest of the photos!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

5 Chefs Dinner

Anthony Callea and partner Tim Campbell pictured at the Starlight Foundation Fundraiser 'The 5 Chefs Dinner', which Campbell hosted.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Gift Of Music

Aspriring young musican Jessie Bingham had a dream fulfilled when she met her musical inspiration Anthony Callea and was presented with a keyboard by the star on behalf of the Starlight Foundation, an organisation dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously ill or hospitalised children throughout Australia.
Click the scan to read about Jessie and Anthony's meeting and the promise he made to her, and follow the link below to find out more about this wonderful organisation.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Anthony confirmed for Rob Guest Charity Event

Anthony Callea was confirmed as one of the Special Guest Peformers for the Rob Guest Endowment Concert, to be held Monday October 12.

Also announced as appearing are hosts Bert Newton and Marina Prior, stage veteran Rhonda Burchmore, Caroline O'Connor and cast members from the hit show Chicago and Lucy Durack with cast members from the smash hit Wicked, the show in which Callea, Durack and Guest were co-stars before Guest's sudden death.

Information on the Foundation and its work can be found at

Sunday, September 6, 2009

At work on album 3

Big voiced Australian singer Anthony Callea is off to Sydney again this week on another songwriting excursion.

Reports from various sources indicate that the last trip produced some very exciting tunes with international songwriters and producers extremely impressed with the singers voice and song writing ability.

Anthony has collaborated with various people while working on album 3, including Brian Mc Fadden, Stuart Crichton (Kylie Minogue) Robert Connelly (Darren Hayes) and award winning songwriter Barbara Griffin, who, when talking about Callea stated 'you know you're working with a great singer when they throw down a rough demo of a brand new song and it already sounds like a record.'

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kate's Mate

Anthony Callea and partner Tim Campbell showed their support for Anthony's friend and It Takes Two co star Kate Ceberano, attending the singer's Melbourne concert celebrating her 25 years in show business.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tweet this!

Powerhouse singer Anthony Callea must be shaking his head in amusement after Tweets from his twitter account hit the news.
First, the excellent music blog AuspOp misinterpeted a tweet to friend James Ash of Rogue Traders fame about wife Melinda Ash (currently working with Anthony on his third album) as an inadvertant slip of the group's new singer, while the Daily Telegraph printed one of his tweets in it's Sydney Confidental page.
Considering the subject matter of the second tweet, we're wondering just what Anthony's payback to partner Tim Campbell will be!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Day Of Difference Charity Ball

Anthony Callea headlines the 'Day Of Difference' Charity Ball, an event to raise funds for critically injured children.
Callea is a stauch supporter of charities, giving his time and talent to many organisations working for those in need.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Callea, Campbell attend AFI Awards

Anthony Callea and partner Tim Campbell pictured attending the AFI Awards - August 1st 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rocker's Night To Reign On Red Carpet

Musician Anthony Callea and partner Tim Campbell were standouts on the red carpet at the APRA Awards, held in Melbourne last night.
scource - Herald Sun 24.6.09

Monday, June 1, 2009


It's not easy trying to escape the public eye, just ask Anthony Callea!

The young entertainer, in Sydney on the weekend for the AREC Conference, was spotted at the Astral Bar on the weekend as reported in the 'EyeSpy' section of the Sydney Confidential column of the Daily Telegraph.

Not to be outdone by their Sydneyside competitors, Melbourne Confidential also mentions him in their 'Out and About' column today as spotted on the weekend dining at the Arintji Restaurant in Federation Square!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Callea better than Susan Boyle

Radio personality and former Australian Idol judge Mark Holden refuses to buy into the whole Susan Boyle phenomenon ...he says he's seen better!

The 3 x Logie winner, an award winning singer and musical theatre star, believes that Anthony Callea's perfomance of The Prayer on Australian Idol in 2004 is 'measurably better ' than Susan's Britain's Got Talent performance .

Then just 21, Callea's performance stunned audience and judges alike and when recorded, went on to become the highest selling single ever by an Australian Artist.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Anthony To Adam - 2nd place ain't so bad!

source - PopRepublic

Friday, May 8, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Anthony Callea Working on New Music In Sydney

Anthony Callea checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace on Monday (May 4), where the ‘Australian Idol’ season two runner-up talked about finishing up his role in ‘Wicked’ in January, and the status on the follow-up to his 2006 album ‘A New Chapter’. The 26-year-old writes:

I know many are you are eagerly waiting on my 3rd album, so am I! I’m currently
working on new tracks and working with some awesome writers and producers, it’s
very exciting. I’m actually in Syd all next week working with an amazing
producer/writer that I’ve never worked with before, I’m a big fan of what he has
done in the past with other artists.

You can read the entire post on Anthony's Myspace page


Monday, April 27, 2009

Anthony joins Twitter - officially.

Anthony Callea joins the Twitter craze.

Join Twitter to keep up with all his messages.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bushfire Aid Collects $1.6 Million for Charity

The Victorian bushfire appeal will receive a much needed shot in the arm thanks to Sony Music and some of it's highest profile recording stars.

The double Album 'Bushfire Aid - Artists For The Bushfire Appeal’ was pulled together mere days after the bushfires struck and has become one of the years highest selling albums, generating $1.6 million for the Salvation Army.

Denis Hanlin, CEO of Sony Australia said:
“I am absolutely delighted with the public’s support for the Bushfire Aid CD which has now raised $1.6. The support from retailers, TV, print and radio media partners, artists, composers, publishers and digital channels has been truly outstanding. We look forward to presenting the donation cheque to the Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal very soon in the bushfire affected area.”

The album featured songs from Anthony Callea, John Farnham, Delta Goodrem, Shannon Noll, Empire Of The Sun and Vanessa Amorosi to name just a few, with each artist who contributed waiving their royalties and Sony DADC Australia donating the manufacturing costs of the CD.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Anthony Audio and Video from Joy Fm

The good folk at JoyFM have uploaded some wonderful treats for us from Anthony's stint as cohost of the Andy and Adrian Breakfst show this morning.

The first link is to an amazing acapella version of More Than Words, sang totally on the fly without rehearsal or warm up, to fulfill a listeners request - the second to a short 'interview' where Anthony talks about his trip to the US and updates us on his 3rd album.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Anthony, Andy and Adrian for breakfast!

As posted above on their Twitter page, Anthony will be co-hosting the JoyFM Breakfast show with Andy and Adrian tomorrow morning, Thursday 16th.

You can listen in online from 6.30 to 9.00.