Kaye Gordon


Kaye Gordon

The Voice of Asia Pacific

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Kaye Gordon

Undoubtedly one of the most dynamic voices in the world, Kaye Gordon, born in Gisborne, has a tribal heritage Ngatiporou from the East Coast and Rongowhakaata, New Zealand. Launching her career into Australia by the Legendary Great Late Prince Tui Teka, Kaye has never ceased to amaze her audience with her versatile vocal ability.

Her first Solo performance was to packed audiences receiving standing ovations at the Royal Hawaiin. Kaye has gone from strength to strength, continuing to grace the International stage with successful tours, in Indonesia, Philippines Singapore and USA, as well as performing on Five Star cruise lines throughout the Pacific Islands. The only Artist from Australia and New Zealand chosen, to be vocally tutored in L.A. by the late Great, Ms Vivienne Greene, mother of Suzzaye Greene of the Supremes. From Winning National Awards for her unbelievable talent, scooping the ‘Entertainer Of The Year’ award for the Latin American Community, to 3 Gold Medals, 3 Best performance trophies in L.A. in World Championships Performing Arts. Kayes amazing ability to sing in different languages, excelling in, Maori, Italian, Chinese, Indonesian and Spanish had her as the Golden choice on 4 occasions performing the N.Z. National Anthems at Bledisloe Cups to the Star Spangled Banner at Conferences in the USA. The only female Vocalist chosen in Australia, to perform at the 30 years celebration between China and Australia, proudly performing a duet in Chinese with carefully selected, Chinese Opera Star.
Kaye believes that singing and performing is a special form of communication between artist and audience. A devoted Rotarian, her skills and talent, are utilized constantly to always help. It was no surprise to all, that Sydney CBD Rotary, award Kaye a Paul Harris Fellow as well, Appointed, “The Rotary Ambassador. Her vivacious persona and invigorating vitality will command the respect of all who have the opportunity to see her perform. With many corporate and concert performances to her credit, watch for Kaye in the International arena.

 

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1. What is your Background?

A little country girl, 1 of 16 children originally from Gisborne N.Z. of Maori decent, Spanish and Scottish heritage. Whilst working as P.A. to the Head of the Te Puia hospital, I was selected from the local Maori culture group by New Zealands Lengendary – The great Late Prince Tui Teka to be his protégée and thereby launching my entertainment career in Australia. Starting my extensive background in the entertainment industry, I moved onto a solo career, taught Vocal tutoring, stage performance, and life coaching in the Music and Corporate Industry.

2. What are you best know for?

Big Voice performances. National Anthems at International Sporting events, inspiring dynamic stage performances at the smallest event to the Largest Corporate functions and Conferences. I am also known to be unflappable, versatile and extremely easy to work with, keeping a good sense of humor against all odds. I am a perfectionist, and make sure everyone on stage with me, give their very best.

3. Where have you been performing lately?

Recently performed the New Zealand National Anthem at the Bledisloe Cup in Brisbane, Australia. Early this year performed on board the International Cruise liner, The Pacific Dawn. The Rotary Conference, Lake Tahoe, USA. After that, the yearly Rotary major fundraising event in Gisborne New Zealand. In October I was the Headline entertainment for the Sydney Rotary District Conference, opening at the Parliament House Premier Function, then main function on Harbor Cruise, then the closing ceremony at UTS Sydney. I have been performing at many private functions, charity fundraisers and corporate events. I am also a private vocal tutor and just recently I was honored to be asked to tutor and coach in performance, a Maori culture group, Whai O Te Kotahi here in Sydney, preparing them for the biggest Maori Festival competition in N.Z. next Easter. As you see, it has been a very bus year, but I have loved every moment of it.

4. What events do you have coming up?

To finish the year, first time ever event, The “Spring Fling” at the Oxford Hotel Sydney to raise funds for Aids awareness. I am the Star female performer for the Event. Performing songs from the Great Legends, such as, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, The Platters, Tom Jones, and more. 5th December, I am starring at ‘Boots Restaurant’ Drummoyne Sports Club, presenting my Intimate show with my 4 piece backing band “Tribal Force”. I will also be featuring an up and coming young Australian Star of the future, James Willcox. My next solo performance will be as the Star Guest Entertainer on the Cruise Liner Sun Princess.

5. What style of music do you love to perform?

Fortunately, I have been blessed with a voice that can amazingly, sing different styles and languages. Won 3 Gold medals and 3 Best Performance trophies, being the only representative for Australia, in World Championships of Performing Arts Olympics in L.A. against 39 countries. For example, I love to sing in Spanish. One of the 3 Gold medals I won was in the Latin category. I was the only non Spanish speaking contestant. Of course, I love singing in my heritage country language of N.Z. I have a great affinity for languages and am able to sing in any language if required. However what really presses my buttons, are the big sounding vocals, Big Voice Ballads. some raunchy, sung in the style of Tina Tuner, Shirley Bassey, The Platters. That Black Soul sound of the 60’s and 70’s.
6. Who inspires and motivates you?

My Mother and Father have always inspired me. As a little girl at the age of 3 and a half, I have always wanted to help children when I grow up, because my entire childhood, my parents, especially my mother spent her life teaching helping and working with underprivileged, abused children. My faith and love of God has continued to be the driving force of wanting to help make this a better world utilizing my talents and abilities. I am blessed with my beautiful son James who loves supports and encourages me every step of the way. I also am constantly inspired by friends and involvement with my Charity work. There are so many amazing people in the world who suffer so much, who constantly remind me of how blessed and fortunate I am in comparison.

7. Who have been your Mentors today and in the past?

I have had truly amazing Mentors in my life. Starting with the Great Late Prince Tui Teka, in my opinion, the greatest male entertainer to ever come out of New Zealand. Also the icon for our Maori people of New Zealand, the Great Late Ngoi Pewhairangi. My Vocal tutor in L.A, who was the vocal tutor to the stars of Paramount Studios, vocal tutor to the Black Stars and mother of Suzzaye Greene of ‘The Supremes’, the late Ms Vivienne Greene Hoyt. Again I must mention my mother, when I am speaking of Great mentors. In Australia my mentor on all things Rotary, is Joan Richards. Rotary worldwide has many different layers and Joan carefully steers me through them all. From New Zealand, living here in Sydney, My universally Cultural Mentor, The Maori word being, (Kaumatua), is Dr Benjamin Pittman. Today, I feel very blessed to have also as my Mentor who is always available to me, with my Entertainment career, is Mr. Benjamin Wright. Benjamin is a world renowned Producer, Composer, Musical Director and Arranger who resides in L.A. I just love the fact that these people are all extremely close to me and I love them dearly.


8. What will next year bring for you?

I am very excited to finally be able to announce that an international project I have been working on for many years, has finally come to fruition. Mid 2009, I will be returning to L.A. to work with the amazing Benjamin Wright to record the demo CD for the Kaye Gordon Project, thus launching ‘Kaye Gordon’ the Artist on the World-wide stage. A man that only works with the ‘Stars’, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Temptations, Destiny’s Child, Toni Braxton, Shalamar, Joss Stone, Eric Benet, Chaka Khan, Jamiroquai, and Mary J Bligh, are just a few of Benjamins Credits to mention. Everything I have achieved in my career so far has been working towards this point and I am very excited that for the first time in my life, I can confidently say, “It is time”.

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