Mandurah Coastal Times - - COASTAL TIMES -

LO­CAL com­poser and singer/song­writer Andy Michaels has signed an exclusive mu­sic li­cens­ing deal with Mu­sic of the Sea Inc, one of the big­gest mu­sic li­cens­ing and place­ment com­pa­nies in the world.

Un­der the terms of the agree­ment, Mu­sic of the Sea has exclusive rights to all of Michaels’ com­po­si­tions for an ini­tial five years.

Mu­sic of the Sea con­trols the mas­ter rights of artists in­clud­ing Bey­once, Chaka Khan, Dionne Far­ris and Kool and the Gang.

With an ex­ten­sive mu­sic cat­a­logue, they are at the fore­front of mu­sic place­ments in film and tele­vi­sion in­clud­ing CBS, ad­ver­tise­ments and video games in the US, UK, Europe and Ja­pan .

Michaels is best known in Man­durah for his live per­for­mances at An­zac Day cer­e­monies of his song Sol­dier which has also re­ceived na­tional ra­dio airplay and is en­dorsed by the Aus­tralian War Graves Com­mis­sion and Na­tional RSL.

He also ap­peared on na­tional TV with his song Lu­cre­tia’s Ey­landt, a haunt­ing de­pic­tion of the hor­rific events fol­low­ing the wreck of the Batavia off WA in 1629.

Michaels has writ­ten and recorded more than 50 songs over 25 years and said it was amaz­ing to see his songs get in­ter­na­tional at­ten­tion at this stage of his life.

“Its great that con­tem­po­rary songs still have artis­tic merit and ap­peal and can hold their own in such a tough and com­pet­i­tive mu­sic world,’’ he said.

“I’m hop­ing I can pave the way for other tal­ented Aussie song­writ­ers to have their mu­sic li­censed on the in­ter­na­tional stage.’’ LIGHT and fluffy pan­cakes will be piled up high when res­i­dents at Mercy Place Man­durah cel­e­brate Pan­cake Day.

El­derly res­i­dents will help pre­pare their own feast, kick­ing off with a group pan­cake mix­ture-mak­ing ex­trav­a­ganza on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 28.

Pan­cake Day, also known as Shrove Tues­day, is the day pre­ced­ing Ash Wed­nes­day which marks the be­gin­ning of Lent and is cel­e­brated by eat­ing pan­cakes.

Mercy Place ser­vice man­ager Christina Ven­ables said res­i­dents were look­ing for­ward to cook­ing up a storm with their pan­cake feast and test­ing their pan­cake flip­ping skills.

“While mak­ing pan­cakes might seem like a sim­ple ac­tiv­ity, for our res­i­dents it’s a chance to show off their culi­nary skills and be­come en­gaged and in­volved with cook­ing food for both them­selves and their fel­low res­i­dents,” she said.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d465277

Chef Me­lanie An­der­son and res­i­dent Peta War­ren can’t wait to start flip­ping up some pan­cakes on Pan­cake Day, also known as Shrove Tues­day.

Andy Michaels

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