Three years ago, Isaiah Firebrace was a high school student living in regional Victoria where his father struggled financially and often couldn’t afford to feed their family. Each week Isaiah and his family put aside a small amount of their food money for singing lesson, three hours away in Melbourne. Isaiah had a dream that made going hungry was bearable - a vision that involved international success.
Fast-forward to 2020 and Isaiah is embarking on a national concert tour, following from the international success that flowed from his winning the Australian X Factor in 2016. His "You and I" concert features a mix of soul, R & B, pop and blues, both his original songs as well as his worldwide smash hit ‘It’s Gotta Be You’ which was the highest streamed song of any Australian artist in 2017 and now amounting to over 235 million streams. Other show highlights will include songs that have been part of Isaiah’s journey as a singer, including songs he performed at Eurovision and on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. The show includes his live band, featuring some of Australia’s most talented multicultural performers.
Participants in Isaiah's "Beyond" workshop is free and open to young people aged 12-17, who will get to hear more about Isaiah's journey in a shared experience that communicates Isaiah’s vision for Australia’s young people to grow together and dream of a brighter future, while learning and rehearsing Isaiah's new single ’Spirit’, inspired by his ongoing work with the Aboriginal Community. In a stirring concert finale, Isaiah will be joined on stage by young people from the Kingston community to perform the song live to an adoring local audience.