Sam’s creative career started in Grafton where he studied music & drama at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium of Music for 8 years. Sam has had leading roles in many community and educational musical productions including Joseph, Into The Woods, The Pajama Game and Grease. In 2009, he graduated from Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM) with a Bachelor of Music Theatre and also received the award for Excellence in Voice Studies. Sam was also part of the Pop Opera Vocal Group “Formidable”, which released it’s debut album Fully Formed in 2009, and was the headline act in many community events. Since 2013 Sam has been performing with contemporary jazz band Scarlet Fusion with his wife Isabella.
Isabella Wong Hanson
Isabella’s music journey started when she was just 2 years old learning the piano. Isabella was trained in Musical Theatre at Nirimba Contemporary Music Centre by Broadway Director Stephen Helper where she was awarded the Performing Arts Outstanding Achievement Award. Since then, Isabella has been working as a performing artist/ voice over and MC presenter. Her voice can be heard on TV advertisements and CD recordings both in Australia and overseas. As a songwriter, Isabella collaborated with Australian Idol / XFactor coach Erana Clark on some original music. Isabella also has a Master Degree in Design and uses her skills mostly to serve clients in the entertainment industry. Isabella also taught at the Music and Dance Centre in Chatswood and the Cert III, IV and Diploma courses in Theatre & Screen and Musical Theatre at Western Sydney Institute of TAFE.
Isabella performs with her husband Sam in their contemporary jazz band Scarlet Fusion.