Steps on My Own was recorded and performed at the Australian National Academy of Music in November 2016. It was written and performed by Chrissie Ale (2016 Winner of the Noel Tovey Emerging Artist Achievement Award) and Jessica Kei – amazingly talented young musicians from Robinvale, Victoria. They wrote this song with the support of MC Julez during an arts project delivered by Phunktional Arts in Robinvale.
Originally an R&B song, Steps on My Own was arranged for orchestra by Carl Polke on behalf of Phunktional Arts, and performed by young artists from Robinvale, the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and Melbourne Youth Orchestras (MYO).
Special thanks to all of the young musicians involved, to ANAM for generously giving us the space to film and record the song at the Academy, and the Newsboys Foundation, RE Ross Trust, Creative Victoria, the Australia Council for the Arts and the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship for supporting our current project, the Second Story, and making this music video possible.
Chrissie Ale (lead singer & song-writer)
Jessika Kei (singer & song-writer)
Oriel Guthrie (Director & Video Editing)
Simon Green (Director of Photography)
Carl Polke (Musical Director and Arranger)
MC Julez (Musical composition)
Salvatore Barone (Video Editing)
Wendy Saluni (Local Area Coordinator)