Join us for a magical evening of light, sound and music at the Rhythm Hut Gosford. Come and hear stories, stand up and songs performed live by local Performer and Comedian Sandy Bigara and friends. She is supported by Elijah Stevenson as the Celestial Poet, and singer Sam Tracy as the Maddonai, they both work extensively with MMAD – Musicians Making a Difference.
Doors open 7pm, Tickets are $20 for Adults and $5 for Children and Pensioners.
The DIVINE album is the second album of the “Deity, Divine, Nature” Trilogy. With driving beats, and soaring melody focusing on a dreamlike make-believe narrative of the journey of the StarVikings. There is a strong focus on affirmation, love, strength, positive encouragement and storytelling, and using musical elements from all over the world; Sandy Bigara in the guise of her alter ego the StarViking, weaves a magical fantasy journey through cinematic soundscapes, soaring orchestral detours, choral harmonies and rhythmic meters. With a professional singing career of over 30 years behind her, including national and international tours and performances, trained Operatic, Aria Antiche and Jazz singing weaves effortlessly with powerful pop diva vocals, to deliver a hypnotic and unusual listening experience.
At the event, there will be stand up comedy, special lighting, projections, poetry, StarViking dancers, StarViking performance artists, StarViking live musicians and more! There will be drink and food available as well. People are encouraged to dress creatively, the wearing of crowns, lights and all things that glitter is highly recommended.
What: StarViking: The Divine Experience with Sandy Bigara
Where: The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce Street, Gosford, near the train station.
When: 7pm, 2nd December 2017
Dress: Casual | Cosplay | Creative
Fully licensed bar and hot food will be available.
ABOUT SANDY BIGARA
Sandy Bigara is a singer/songwriter from Gosford. Growing up in South Africa, Sandy has composed classically since the age of 6 when she formulated her own music writing method to notate the songs she wrote on a small bell action wooden baby piano. She still plays some of these songs today.
After singing and dancing from the age of 3, Sandy continued to compose once she taught herself to play the guitar at age 14. By age 18 she had composed over 40 pop/contemporary songs on guitar, she won singing competitions and songwriting competitions nationally and in her province. By age 22 she had taught herself to play the piano and had composed almost 60 songs. Sandy then undertook her music grade and practicals, attending Master Classes and singing lessons and by age 24 she had composed over 80 pieces of pop and classical music, for choir and instruments.
Over the next decade, Sandy taught music and drama in public and private schools, and continued to compose and search for her own signature style.
In 2015, Sandy followed her Aussie husband to NSW with their two small daughters, they settled in Gosford and Sandy started to look again for her own sound. She found it.
“I had not seen the stars for a very long time, years in fact. It might be because I had small children, and let’s face it. Small children keep your head down and focused! When we moved to our apartment on the Gosford Waterfront I was blown away by the night sky. The song “Speed of Light” was inspired by the night sky over West Gosford and Kariong. I’ve had people from around the world contacting me about the song, which is lovely.
I felt strongly connected to my unknown cultural heritage, to my Norwegian and possibly Scandinavian roots. Being a woman who loves Vikings… I was drawn to the ideology behind the Viking mind set – to constantly explore and seek out that which is on the horizon. I have always felt a magical connection to the sky, to the stars. So the name StarViking came about quite organically. The entire StarViking idea and vision came about this way. Slowly and purposefully. It feels right. I also love covering myself in glitter and hopping out to Aldi.
I sat down with sound samples from all over the world, and decided to put my classical songwriting knownledge to use. I “composed” classically with the electronic sounds. The song lyrics came from my subconscious like an avalanche. The tunes did too. It was an incredibly emotional process that has taken literally hundreds of hours. Each song has been painstakingly crafted, reworked again and again until I felt that connection – that it was the sound I wanted. I have purposefully not listened to ANY other similar artists, I’ve wanted to remain true to the ideas and soundscape that I dreamed of.
Each Experimental Fanstasy song can be classified as Pop / World Music / Jazz / Classical / Spiritual because there are elements of each in every song. The idea is that I am telling a story, the story of the StarVikings. With the hope that these songs will form the music for a Fantasy musical one day.
I’ve always performed comedy in some shape or form, and so far people have had a laugh over the StarViking idea. They laugh with me, and then they listen to the music, and they get it. They understand the purpose of the music. I love how humour can open doors, and create connections that blossom into a great local network of people.
I wear special outfits made by hand, each outfit has over 1000 crystals and sequins attached to it, I also wear Valkyrie inspired head gear, lit up like the stars. In my almost 18 months performing the StarVikings music (first from the Deity Album and now the Divine Album) I have never had a negative response. I’ve been teased to death, the Aussie way! But have really only experienced inspiration and encouragement.
I hope that people will join me on my journey and enter the mind of the StarViking.”
Information and images courtesy of
Sandy Bigara Arts & Entertainment
Central Coast, New South Wales
www.sandybigara.com – StarViking EDM / SFX / Singing / Arts / Styling / Photography / Masterclasses
www.reverbnation.com/sandybiga ra – Online Music Portal / Works in Progress
www.au.linkedin.com/in/sandybi gara – Linkedin Profile / Updated CV
www.pawpawshowcompany.com – Workshops / Family Theatre / Djembe Drumming
www.bigaraweddingmusic.com – Wedding Music / Pre-Reception Entertainment