Proud moment for aspiring singer Alex
Monday, 4th May, 2015
An aspiring local singer has shared the stage with country music icon Troy Cassar-Daley as he launched a new song which celebrates the gift of hearing.
Alex Bond, who moved to Broken Hill late last year, fought to overcome battles associated with his hearing loss and has since worked with the South Australian Opera Company and the Melbourne City Opera.
Alex has been afflicted with what he calls “problematic ears” since the age of 15, but it hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his dreams of singing.
So it was a proud moment for Alex to stand alongside Troy at an Australian Hearing event during the launch of “I Can Hear You Now”, which will raise funds for the hearing impaired.
The song was performed publicly for the first time by Troy, to a packed audience, at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern, attended by the Minister for Human Services, Senator the Hon Marise Payne.
It was also officially launched on iTunes. Proceeds from the sale of the song will be directed by Australian Hearing to support young hearing impaired people with their education.
The film clip for the song features a compilation of footage from Australian Hearing centres, capturing the moment when someoneís hearing device is switched on for the first time.
It includes reactions from hearing impaired babies and children and the parents’ responses when their child hears for the first time.
The video can be viewed at www.hearing.com.au/troysong whilst Alex’s own performance at the event is available at www.hearing.com.au/live.