Kelly Newton-Wordsworth is an award winning singer/songwriter, recording artist, and for the last 10 years an international performer. The main focus of her life for many years has been to make a difference, for the future of the earth, animals and people.
Her song, "What is happening to our forests?" launched the campaign in her home state of Western Australia, to save the last of the old growth Karri forests in the world. She was one of the major activists involved in that campaign, and the campaign successfully saved one and a half million hectares of irreplaceable forest that has now been protected forever by legislation.
"A whale for the killing", a protest song she wrote to stop the whaling, was used by Greenpeace in a film, "The last whale", to encourage the world to vote for a sanctuary for the whales in the Antarctic. The video clip for this song has recently been placed on www.youtube.com and there is now interest in the song from film makers making a feature film about the founder of the Sea Shepherds.
Her song, "One world, one planet" won the "environmental song of the year" for Australia in 2001. This song is now being "hailed" by many people as a "theme song" for the future of the planet.
In 2004 Kelly toured Germany, doing 30 two hour solo concerts in 29 cities. She was also invited as a headlining artist to the biggest songwriter's festival in Europe, singing to around 30,000 people at the Barden Treffen in Nurenberg. She received a standing ovation and rave reviews from press saying she was the highlight of the festival and was voted the best artist by the "people's choice".
She sang in Ladakh in India at the World Peace concert there in 2005, the first in the history of India. She performed to an audience of thousands, and was televised to around 1 billion people throughout India and surrounding countries. She was the only Western artist from this concert to be invited after the event to do another concert especially for the Indian army. An Indian filmaker shot a video clip of one of her songs, "In your brown eyes", whilst she perormed for the children at the Tibbetan refugee camp school.
She is presently living in Bangkok to launch her music commercially world wide. In 2007 she wrote a song for the King of Thailand, which she recorded and Hello magazine sold out over 100,000 copies of the song in their magazine in one day. She also performed this song at the concert for the King's birthday to around half a million people, for which she received a very special honour of a personal gift from His Majesty.
In 2007 Kelly also performed her environmental songs at one of the "Live Earth" concerts in Los Angeles. An album of some of her environmental songs, "For our planet" is available for downloading on www.cdbaby.com, itunes, Amazon, or now a number of major digital downloading companies along with her albums "Changing Hearts", "Lately I've been changing", and the single "Long live the King of Thailand".
I have checked out some of your stuff on you tube and have heard some amazing things.
Your lyrics are so in tuned with my way of thinking and I am so very happy to have had the pleasure of meeting you at the Mal Emry's business seminar.
thank you very much.
review written by: evadney wootton