Celeste Newman and Mark Crocker - Songwriting
Songwriting with...Celeste Newman & Mark Crocker, part 1
Celeste is an Australian Singer/Songwriter/Producer based in Melbourne, whose love of music began in her early childhood.
By the age of 15, she had started collaborating with Australian and International DJ’s, Songwriters, and Producers on various toplines whilst also releasing five EP’s of her own material.
Celeste is a seasoned live performer and has supported Australian International DJ’s the Stafford Brothers; ARIA charting and award winning artists such as Illy, Pez, and Owl Eyes, amongst other talented artists. In 2013, she collaborated with her Australian Co-writing/Producing partner Mark Crocker and Belgian DJ Producer, Michael Fall on the dance single, ‘BODY ON FIRE’, released throughout Europe and the U.S.
The song peaked at No 2 on the British DJ Dance Chart, No 26 on the German Black Chart and No 29 on the Swiss DJ Dance Chart. The ‘BODY ON FIRE’ music video received Australian commercial television airplay and the song also featured on nine European compilation albums.
The follow up single with Michael Fall, ‘WHEN YOU TOUCH ME THERE’ released December 2014, peaked at No 15 on the Swiss DJ Dance Charts and featured on seven European compilation CD’s as well as Michael’s second album ‘Ain’t Nothin’ But A Party.
In 2014, Celeste was selected from a worldwide audition process for a place in the prestigious Hollywood Immersive program in L.A, where she was mentored by top U.S music industry identities.
Late 2016, Celeste features as a Vocalist and Co-writer on the release of the dance single ‘WHAT’S LOVE (GOT TO DO WITH TONIGHT)’ with Dutch DJ/Producer, DJ Farre, released via Squad Music Spain & ZYX Germany.
So far 2018 has seen Celeste and her co-writing partner, Mark Crocker, win first place in the Great American Song Contest in the Adult/Contemporary category with their song ‘Leopard’.
As a Session Singer, Celeste has sung on over one hundred song demos and TV Commercials for a range of producers and writers including: Mike Brady Sam See Adrian Hannon Rod Davies Celeste’s career highlights include: Performing at The ‘Hot Barbeque’ festival Portsea, hosted by Molly Meldrum; performing at the closing of the historic ‘Palace Theatre’ Melbourne; singing backing vocals for Vanessa Amorosi at the 2009 AFI Awards and again at Richard Wilkins book launch in both Sydney and Melbourne; supplying backing vocals for Liberation act, Kate Alexa in 2013, promoting her album.