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Give that special someone a memorable gift… give a gift of sentiment.

Sentiment-O-Grams are Singing Telegrams with sentiment….without the silly costumes!! 

All you have to do is *choose a song for us to sing, and we will deliver the Sentiment-O-Gram to your chosen destination at your **chosen time.
OUR SINGING TELEGRAMS ARE DELIVERED ACROSS  BRISBANE***, NORTHERN RIVERS AND GOLD COAST. FOR ALL OTHER LOCATIONS WE SERVICE AS VIDEOGRAMS ONLY.
Research has shown that experiences bring people more happiness than do possessions, that’s why….
 a Sentiment-O-Gram is the perfect gift idea for your partner, friend, family or colleague.
We have four different types of singing telegrams for SPECIAL OCCASIONS, ANNIVERSARIES, BIRTHDAYS, HENS NIGHTS, KIDS PARTIES, MARRIAGE PROPOSALS, VALENTINES DAY, COURTSHIPS, WEDDINGS, ENGAGEMENTS, APOLOGIES, THANK YOU’S, FAREWELLS, SERENADING, FUNERALS/WAKES, TRIPS DOWN MEMORY LANE, MOTHERS DAY, FATHERS DAY, CHRISTMAS, EASTER, DEBUTANTES, BAR MITZVAHS, BIRTHS, GET WELLS, HOSPITAL VISITS OR JUST TO LET SOMEONE KNOW YOU ARE THINKING OF THEM.
Prices start from $170. Click here for pricelist.
Complimentary Cupcake and Candle, and Poppers for birthdays (only :)).
We have a nest of very talented professional singing and instrumental performers, with a breadth of combined experience that spans over decades.
Our bands and staff have been contracted to work at Feros Care, Tweed Creative Studios, Arts Access Victoria, City of Port Phillip City of Voices Theatre, Darebin Music Feast, St Kilda Festival, Moomba Festival, Sustainable Living Festival, Seddon Festival, Harvest Festival.

 We’re passionate about making an experience that our audiences will never forget so why not choose the singers that you want who specialise in genres such as pop/rock, love ballads, jazz, country or soul. Check out our repertoires, bios and videos…. and why not meet our team!
  BEWARE –  we’re as sentimental as the best of them!
Click here for more information about what else we do (including other art and community projects, bands, staff qualifications and more).
Find out how we started.

*Request a song, or jott down some qualities and stories about the recipient and we will create a custom made song OR choose from our repertoire’s.
**Subject to availability of The Nest Music/Sentiment-O-Grams (Bookings for tailored songs require 2 weeks notice).
***A travel surcharge applies for Brisbane deliveries.

 

Bands. Singing Telegrams.  Music Production. Voice Overs.  Licensing. Community Projects.
Contact Us.
 The Nest Music proudly supports local Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast Aussie Indie musician’s.

Four Types to Choose From

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 Give that special someone a memorable gift… give a gift of sentiment.
Our singing telegrams are delivered across  Brisbane***, Northern Rivers and Gold Coast. for all other locations we service as VIDEOGRAMS ONLy.
We’ve created four different types of singing telegrams:
*Typical (from $170)
     Typical + (from $240)
                                      ** Tailored (from $240)
                                             Tailored + (from $320)

For SPECIAL OCCASIONS, ANNIVERSARIES, BIRTHDAYS, HENS NIGHTS, KIDS PARTIES, MARRIAGE PROPOSALS, VALENTINES DAY, WEDDINGS, ENGAGEMENTS, APOLOGIES, THANK YOU’S, FAREWELLS, SERENADING, FUNERALS/WAKES, TRIPS DOWN MEMORY LANE, MOTHERS DAY, FATHERS DAY, CHRISTMAS, EASTER, DEBUTANTES, BAR MITZVAHS, BIRTHS, GET WELLS, HOSPITAL VISITS OR JUST TO LET SOMEONE KNOW YOU ARE THINKING OF THEM.

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NB. Complimentary Cupcake and Candle, and Poppers for birthdays only :).

See pricelist.

Found what you are looking for, then go to Booking Form here.

FOR TESTIMONIALS CLICK HERE.

*Typical Sentiment-O-Grams are selected from songs within our repertoire.
**Tailored Sentiment-O-Grams: Request a song, or jott down some qualities and stories about the recipient and we will create a custom made song.
***A travel surcharge applies for Brisbane deliveries.
Bands. Singing Telegrams.  Music Production. Voice Overs.  Licensing. Community Projects.
Contact Us.
The Nest Music proudly supports local Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast Aussie Indie musician’s.

Bio’s and Repertoire’s…..Meet our Team

OUR TEAM:

WHO IS MILDSPARROW? 

(MATT DAVIDSON – CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NEST MUSIC, D. COMMUNITY SERVICESD. BUS MUSIC – MUSIC PRODUCER, LEAD VOCALIST AND MULTI INSTRUMENTALIST)
A MULTI TALENTED MUSICIAN, MILDSPARROW HAS BEEN PERFORMING IN THE LOCAL MUSIC SCENE FOR OVER 19 YEARS.
SEE BIO
Go to Repertoire Genre: Pop/Rock, Various

WHO IS ELIANA DEUR?

(GENERAL MANAGER OF THE NEST MUSIC, BA YOUTH STUDIESCERT MUSICAL THEATRE, LEAD VOCALS AND SYNTH)
IF SUNSHINE HAD A VOICE, IT WOULD BE KNOWN AS ELIANA DEUR.
SEE BIO
Go to Repertoire Genre: Pop/Rock, Various 

WHO IS CATE DECARTERET? 

(ADV DIP OF MUSIC, FORMERLY BACK UP VOCALIST OF THE MIGRATIONS PERFORMER)
WANDA JACKSON WANNABE CATE DE CARTERET FELT THE NEED TO FILL THE PALPABLE ABSENCE OF WOMEN IN MELBOURNE’S BURGEONING ROCKABILLY SCENE….
SEE BIO AND REPERTOIRE

 

WHO’S POLLY, KATIE & LEA? 

(BACK UP VOCALISTS FOR THE SOUL SALVATION REVUE,  PERFORMERS)
KATIE, POLLY AND LEA HAVE SUNG TOGETHER FOR OVER 15 YEARS AS LIVE PERFORMERS AND STUDIO RECORDING ARTISTS FOR SEVERAL WELL-LOVED CHOIRS, FUNCTIONS AND EVENTS.
….SEE BIO

WHO IS MARYANNE SMART? 

(ADV DIP OF MUSIC, UNDERGRADUATE VCA BA FINE ARTS CONTEMPORARY MUSIC,  PERFORMER)
MARYANNE SMART IS A JAZZ SINGER AND SONGWRITER CURRENTLY STUDYING AT VICTORIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS. SHE IS AN EXPERIENCED AND ENTERTAINING PERFORMER SPECIALISING IN JAZZ AND CONTEMPORARY STYLES. HER SINGING VOICE HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS SOFT AND SWEET…
SEE BIO AND REPERTOIRE
Go to Repertoire Genre: Jazz/Pop

WHO IS CHANA WATERS?

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(Owner Operator of Tweed Creative Studios,  performer)
Chana’s soulful vocal is original and tasteful. The newest formation of Chana, is an act that won’t disappoint, full of soul, blues and classic sounds. Chana’s last working band was ‘Good Times’, a cover band, and previous to that ‘Bohemian Fringe’, known for their original compositions and live gigging on the North coast of NSW.
 See more Bio
Go to Chana’s Repertoire Genre:Blues

WHO IS PHIL EIZENBERG?

Phil Eizenberg

(BA Musicology,  performer)
In the early 1980s Phil Eizenberg was a member of three successful rock groups –
Ian “Molly” Meldrum’s, The Ferrets, The Mighty Guys (produced by Glenn A Baker),
and Jimmy and the Boys – with many recordings to their credit, including a
Number One Australian hit (The Ferrets’ “Don’t’ Fall in Love”).
A session musician for the Polygram stable, with many recordings in the Top 40,
Phil had the gig to play the major touring theatre shows around Australia and
New Zealand, including Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Show and Ned
Kelly. Phil has also been a side-man for some of Australia’s leading rock ’n’ roll
singers such as Judy Stone, Jon English, Trevor White and Frankie J. Holden
to name a few.
Phil Eizenberg (BA) studied musicology, song writing and composition….
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 WHO IS BRYAN ZEE?

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 (Producer, Sound Engineer,  performer)
Bryan Zee is a platinum award winning audio engineer with over 30 years experience in the music industry.  Bryan went to the USA from Australia in 1990 and worked in San Francisco for a few years before moving to Los Angeles. This is where he made records and movies for Michael Stipe, Adam Sandler, Thom Yorke, Grant Lee Buffalo, Darryl Jones and many more. Bryan Zee is not only a guitarist but also proficient in both analog and digital recording mediums. He is an electronic technician and has designed many recording studios for both large facilities and producer studios. He’s also a songwriter and composer. Bryan even designs websites and book covers.
Bryan is currently engineering/producing out of Tweed Creative Studios recording studio in Murwillumbah NSW.
See more Bio
Go to Bryan’s website to see his awards.

WHO IS PAUL SPURLING? 

Paul(BA MUSIC, BA JOURNALISM, FORMERLY KEYS FOR THE MIGRATIONS,  PERFORMER)
PAUL HAS BEEN PLAYING KEYBOARDS WITH LEADING FUNCTION BAND BLUSH FOR TWELVE YEARS. ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO PAUL DECIDED THAT IT WAS TIME TO SPREAD HIS MUSICAL WINGS. AND SO, IN THE PAST YEAR HE’S JOINED TWO GROUPS: AN ORIGINAL ROCKABILLY BAND CALLED THE FUJIYAMA MAMAS AND, OF COURSE THE MIGRATIONS.
SEE BIO

FIND OUT HOW WE STARTED.

WATCH US IN ACTION SURPRISING AN UNSUSPECTING RECIPIENT 


Bands. Singing Telegrams.  Music Production. Voice Overs.  Licensing. Community Projects.

 The Nest Music proudly supports Aussie Indie Music and local Melbourne, Gold Coast and Brisbane musician’s.

How We Started

The formation of Sentiment-O-Grams occurred in August 2011 between husband and wife singing duo Matt and Eliana after they discovered there was not a singing telegram service in Melbourne that was readily available, classy, or that did not entail a telegram being delivered without a gorilla suit, chicken suit or hairy fairy costume.
Being sentimental fools themselves, they decided that delivering heart felt sentimental songs to recipients was a more genuine conveyance of the customer’s intentions. Hence, Sentiment-O-Grams are singing telegrams delivered with sentiment without the silly costumes.
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Before each delivery, Eliana encourage’s her staff to say to one another, “Let’s go make someone’s day”‘. This underpins their business ethos with the intent to bring joy and thoughtfulness to others alongside a quality customer service. In a world full of consumerism and materialism, pervading technology and gadgets of the virtual kind, Sentiment-O-Grams stands out as a service that offers customers a genuine experience, etched in their memories for a life time. Research has shown that experiences bring people more happiness than do possessions, that’s why…
A Sentiment-O-Gram is the perfect gift for your patrons, partner, friend, family member or colleague.
The singing telegram experience begins by simply choosing either a song from the extensive repertoire on offer, or by selecting a tailored telegram for a more personal touch. This involves requesting a song or liaising with the customer to produce a song reflecting the recipient, with the Sentiment-O-Gram team using the customers input to write a song tailored to the individual’s life story, ensuring a personal musical arrow lands on target with supreme accuracy to the heart!!!
As performers in the local music scene, they understood just how difficult it could be sustaining an income from original live music performance, and they had many musical friends in the same situation. The aim was to support and provide some work and extra income for others, and to continue to expand and support other artists. They have a nest of very talented performers both singing and instrumental, with a breadth of combined experience that spans over decades.
Staff:
Aligning with their aim to collaborate, support and expand the number of local artists on their roster, Sentiment-O-Grams were proudly selected to participate at Darebin Music Feast in Sept 2013. This was a unique opportunity to engage the community and contribute to the economy for local musicians, by delivering roaming performances.
As of 2015, SentimentOGrams has expanded with 5 teams of singers and musicians across Melbourne, Gold Coast/northern rivers nsw and Brisbane.
Suited for any occasion, Sentiment-O-Gram deliveries have been on behalf of overseas and local customers at:
* small birthday gatherings and parties, births,                         *hens nights, anniversaries, engagements, Valentines Day, weddings, registry’s.
* marriage proposals, courting proposals
* Aged Care Communities and hospitals
* restaurants, private residences, private parties
* offices, schools, businesses
* bars, cafes, hotels, events and function venues, Melbourne Cup
* festivals
 Our recipients have included:
* Loved ones   * Partners   * Parents   * Children   * Friends   * Work Colleagues  * Grandparents
* Siblings *Aunties and Uncles
Go to our Testimonials page
Bands. Singing Telegrams.  Music Production. Voice Overs.  Licensing. Community Projects.
  The Nest Music proudly supports Aussie Indie Music and local Melbourne, Gold Coast and Brisbane musician’s.