INTRODUCTIONKia ora welcome to NZ singers. I’m Zaydewith Tyler, Andre and Ard. We arepresenting information about an outstandingNew Zealand singer called Stan Walker Wechose Stan Walker because we like hismusic. We also have some cool facts for you.
WHY STAN WALKER• We chose Stan Walker because we love his music and he is a talented singer and he is well known.
WHO IS STAN?Stan Walker is famous in New Zealand,Australia and America.Stan’s career started after winning Australian idol.Stan sings POP and R&B.In December 2009 Walker released his studioalbum,Introducing Stan Walker,which included the hit single”Black Box”.The album debuted at number three on the Australian ARIA.
EARLY LIFEStan Walker went to Arataki Primary School,in Mt Manganui.He has 4 other siblings.His childhood was plagued by problems with drugsand violence.Walker was abused by a family member, which ledhis problems with drugs and thieving.
EARLY CHILDHOOD His Father Ross was repeatedly jailed for beating his wife April andhis 5 kids. His mum and dad were drug dealers and both had beenin jail. Stan must have had a hard life.When things were looking so bad he found two special things andthose things were religion and singing. He said it made him a goodboy again.
CAREERIn 2009 Stan Walker produced the albumand single ‘Little Black Box’ in November the22nd. Stan won Australian Idol in season 7. ‘LittleBlack Box’ was the number one hit. The songreached number two on the Australian charts.Stan sings pop and R&B .
HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDSWhen Stan steamed through Australian Idol,he became very famous.He was on the top 10 list for best singers inthe world.He has gone on to make 2 more albumssince 2009, ‘From the Inside Out’ in 2010,with hit singles from the album ‘Unbroken’and ‘Choose You’.
INSIGHTS ON STAN• The insights we have about Stan is that his life shows us that anyone can change their life around, from bad to good, if they try and really want to like Stan did.• Even if you are a New Zealander and successful in music overseas or Australia, you don’t have to forget where you come from.• Stan Walker is a great role model and singer for young Kiwi kids.