FLIP SIMMONS: 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

GEORGE BENSON


Blessed to perform at the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE - backing Multi Grammy Award winner 
GEORGE BENSON, with the SYDNEY SYMPHONY - 11, 12, 13 November.




Sunday, October 03, 2010

Darling Harbour Fiesta 2010


I had a blast performing with The Next Step over the last couple of days.  Be sure to catch them on the rest of their
Do it on the Dance Floor tour. 

Now, onto the Darling Harbour Fiesta, fireworks 
and MI TIERRA!














Come watch, as the Fiesta reaches sizzling heights on Sunday night, Oct 3, 
 when fireworks light up the sky to a live performance by Mi Tierra.

The Darling Harbour Fiesta is a free event - Hope to see you there!
See MI TIERRA in action on their YouTube channel.



Thursday, September 30, 2010

THE NEXT STEP

Flip will be performing with THE NEXT STEP on their Do it on the Dance Floor tour - playing the role of 'C-Major' - on Friday, 1st of Oct and Saturday, 2nd Oct.

Get your tickets now at www.TheNextStepOnline.com

The Next Step features some of the best Tap, Hip-Hop and Break Dancers in Australia.

The show is directed by Dein Perry (Director of Tapdogs), with Choreography by Jason & Kris Lewis.

It features stars of So You Think You Can Dance, Tapdogs and an original soundtrack.



The Next Step is celebrating the release of their second single and video ‘Do It On The Dance Floor’ by announcing a host of shows during the NSW school holidays. After an amazing debut release of ‘hurricane’ at Sydney Big Top Luna Park. The group will be taking their show LIVE to the suburbs with choreography of routines performed to favourite top 40 hits and original tunes.

The group has performed everywhere from the MTV Awards, Splendour in the Grass, The Helpmann Awards and alongside Sir Elton John.

“Watching the show is inspiring and refreshing. They are unbeaten in their field.”
-- Daily Telegraph

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Don't Stop Believing

This week, I had the pleasure of performing with an exceptional bunch of people, launching Don't Stop Believing for Channel Ten.

Such amazing and vast talent - I'm sure I'll be seeing many of them up in lights soon.


We had some interesting times at the airport, and I even managed to fit in some twitter time with my friends at Virgin Blue, who ended up being very helpful.

The launch went exceptionally well - Special thanks to Jacqui Howard, who has never stopped believing in me. ♥


Submissions 
for the show are being accepted til the 29th of September.
Get your Glee on and check it out. 




Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy Birthday, MJ.


"I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don't know where we are
Although I know we've drifted far..."

“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope.
In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort.
In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream.
And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”
– Michael Jackson



Friday, August 27, 2010

Daffodil Day

It’s Daffodil Day, a day for all of us to give hope for a brighter, cancer-free future for ourselves, and for those we love. Daffodil Day is run by the Cancer Council. All merchandise is on sale throughout August. Alternatively, you can donate at anytime.

We all know someone who has been affected by cancer, the statistics are too high.

Donations contribute to vital cancer research and clinical trials. Also, support services to thousands of cancer patients and their families.



This little guy was just $10 and like most charities, donations are tax deductable.

Check out more on their website for more info or check out their facebook.

Anyone want to name him?

Daffodil Day 
first posted on flipsimmons.com 8/27/10, 10:40AM 
Updated: 8/26/2011, 11:00AM

Friday, August 20, 2010

John Thomas Simmons

Today is my Father's birthday.

He was a great man.

He instilled in me the spirit of charity, kindness and compassion.

He was a fighter, a leader and always there for anyone in need.

He created and forged countless charities and fundraisers throughout his lifetime, raising thousands of dollars for people and places in need.

He believed in spreading joy (a word I use often) and at Christmas, for most of my childhood and beyond, I'd have to share him, as he would be Santa Claus. While at the same time, he would be running the Wishing Tree Appeal.

He was a Union Delegate and was always, selflessly, sticking up for other people.

He was the president of the Philippine Cultural Society... Yet, he was white. This always baffled people at the Multicultural council meetings. But, it was his ideas and strong views that forged a sense of community in a very cultural, political and artistic world that I lived in, in Canberra.

In 2001, He was honored by the Queen and awarded  the Centenary Medal, acknowledging and recognising his contribution to Australian society; for his charity
and community work.

He was a great man, a great father and a Papa/Uncle to many an extended family.

He. was. amazing! And I miss him every single day.

I am particularly missing him now.


Happy birthday, Dad.

Monday, August 09, 2010

I ♥ Sydney

It is fast, furious, spontaneous, stunning and [too often] spectacular.
Last night, on the eve of City to Surf, I was enjoying a lovely night at Opera Bar - celebrating a birthday with some dear friends - when we were treated to a spontaneous and spectacular display of fireworks.


No one could explain why
we were being treated to the 
fire in the winter sky -
We chose to believe they 
were solely on display for us. 

 JOY.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Prop 8


I awoke this morning to the news that Proposition 8 has been overturned.
Congratulations to the U.S.A on a big move forward.
I am so happy that so many of my friends now have equal rights - by law.
One day, I can only hope that Australia follows suit.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Practically...

Last night, I attended the gala opening night of MARY POPPINS, at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne - Many thanks to the good folk at Disney.

Much fun was had, with a buzzing audience full of industry professionals, celebrities and family and friends.

What a terrific show! I enjoyed watching many of my friends give such fine performances.

My personal highlights; Leah Howard's spectacular turn as Mrs. Corry in Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Matt Lee's magical moment tapping upside down on the rafters of the theatre, and the spectacular chorus numbers.

If you find yourself in Melbourne, go and see a show that is "Practically Perfect"



On the way to the after party,
in a traditional London Cab -
Courtesy of Sir Cameron Mackintosh ;-)
w/ Fiona Sullivan (L) & Simon Bentley (B)
Photos thanks to - Cristina Zellet



TWITTER: How It Works For Me

It's no secret that I love Twitter. I am an unashamed social media lover and if something new comes out, I love to get in there and check it out. Twitter was no exception... It took me a long while to work out how it worked best (for me), but I have all of my online presence connected through my twitter - Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Path and many others. 



I get a lot of questions in regards to Twitter, so, here are facts about my Twitter life:


HOW LONG HAVE I BEEN ON TWITTER

I've been on Twitter since 2009.

I FOLLOW BACK

When I first joined twitter I made it a rule that I would follow people back, and I did, and still do - However, it became problematic as I didn't realise how out of hand it would get. I follow back people once a month or so now - I love me a follow back spree. 

CONTACT & WHY I LOVE TWITTER
The reason I stayed on Twitter was mainly connectivity to the world at large, whilst still maintaining a level of privacy and for and breaking news. Also, sometimes, people you least expect to, follow or write to you... Like Lady GagaAshton Kutcher.
A big turning point for me in my early days on the site was aplusk [Ashton Kutcher] had a conversation with me. He had finished his work day at 5am and asked if because of the time it was okay for him to have a beer given he just finished filming, I told him it was a decent hour in Australia and then we had a beer together on twitter. It was hilarious and cemented my love for the site. I've also chatted to some of my musical heroes on there and even have some world leaders following me. It's all just a bit of fun and I love it.

I'M INTERACTIVE

I try to be as interactive as I can be... but go through phases of devoting my time to it, particularly when busy. But I do try to get back to anyone that contacts me.

RETWEETS AND REPLIES

A retweet or reply does not necessarily mean that I endorse what has been written, or that I agree with or idolise the person(s) who tweeted the post. What I retweet, or reply to, may pertain to current world events or a particular situation of which I'm privy to, or simply be something that I want people to see. 

UNFOLLOWING

I'm not sure why people feel the need to let me know they are unfollowing me because they don't agree with what I have posted or my personal and particular views on something. 

If you're going to unfollow me, just do it. I don't need to know about it and I'm certainly not going to reply to the fact that you don't agree that I believe that gay marriage is an equal human rights issue, or you don't like that I raise money for a particular cause of which you do not agree with OR that you don't like that I take photos of cranes, sunsets or puppies... I like these things and I believe in these things - I won't apologise for doing so. 

Same goes for my unfollowing people. If I've unfollowed you, you're either posting something I cannot handle, doesn't sit well with me or don't want to follow any longer for my own personal reasons. How about we leave it at that? There's also a block function - it's great for abuse. Speaking of, this brings me to the next fun topic; Twitter fights.

TWITTER FIGHTS

I try not to engage in Twitter fights. I'm more of the belief that if you're being attacked publicly, in social media form, it's best to not to. Sometimes this is not always possible, or you just can't avoid certain things. Trolls on twitter and YouTube seem to the be the nastiest I've ever encountered. They search for keywords and phrases and then attack. I had a ton of abuse from #TeamBreezy - Domestic abuse crime evader Chris Brown's fan club - during the time he put his girlfriend in hospital by beating her face in. All I did to cop the abuse was use the horrible situation as an example and post a link to White Ribbon Australia, a charity that works to prevent male violence against women, of which I have been aligned with in the past. 

HOW I MANAGE MY ACCOUNT FOLLOWING SO MANY BACK

Lists. I follow my friends and my favourite interesting people and pages utilising lists function. 

APPS

When Twitter first was introduced, the twitter app for phones wasn't particularly reliable or user friendly, so I used many different apps to run my twitter page. Ecofon is my staple viewing and posting app and I love it. I also manage my band, some charities I'm associated with, and some friend's twitter accounts and it was the first app of it's kind to let you manage between other accounts. 
I also use Flipboard as I love the look and style and how it incorporates my social media accounts, and my favourite magazines & papers - on my iPad... AND I like the name.

MY TWITTER AVATAR

My Twitter photo hasn't changed since I first joined. It's a photo of me at Isle of Pines, New Caledonia... It serves as a reminder that I need to get to the gym. Haha.  


READ: My Tweet interview with Aussie Theatre on Twitter for the performer.

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NEWGALLERY OF MY FUNNY TWITTER FOLLOWERS HANDLES *Updated July 23rd, 2013

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

TWITERATTI: Aussietheatre.com Interview

Matt Edwards, from AussieTheatre.com interviewed theatre Twitterati,
Flip Simmons and David Campbell about how they use Twitter and
their experiences with it as a form of communication.

Check it out here: TWITTER FOR THE PERFORMER

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Frequent Flyer

Lately, I've been on way too many flights - up to 7 in one week at one point.
You know it's ridiculous AND notably funny when the airlines start noticing though:

Friday, April 30, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Last Showqueen


Flip will be performing at the LAST Showqueen this Sunday, May 2.
Very sad news indeed. Showqueen, will be sorely and surely missed.

After almost two years of Showqueen, the creator & host, Trevor Ashley has decided to have a break.

Hundreds of singers and musicians have played Sunday nights, toured to Melbourne, and recorded two fabulous CDs, showcasing their amazing work.

The final Showqueen is next Sunday May 2.
                                                    Come & say goodbye!

Featuring: PHIL SCOTT, MARGI DE FERRANTI, VIRGINIA GAY, QUEENIE VAN DE ZANDT, FLIP SIMMONS, FIONA SULLIVAN, AMELIA CORMACK, MARK TREVORROW & many more.
It's a mega showqueen, get in early to get your seat!!

Doors open 7pm                              $25 / door or
Showtimes from 8.30pm                  @MOSHTIX
Location: The Sugar Mill                  1300 GET TIX
Street: 37 Darlinghurst Rd                More info @ facebook
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Updated: See one of Flip's performances here: Footage -- Chris Archer.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

WELCOME!

Hi guys,

Welcome to the new website!

Unfortunately, all of my old files went down with my webhost's server, so there was nothing to recover, nor to archive. But, there are many new adventures to be had and I'm looking forward to them.

I'm sad I lost so many of your lovely comments and messages, but I remember them all fondly and thank you so much for the love.

Feel free to add me on my facebook page & my twitter, to see what I'm up to.
If you write to me,  I'll do my best to write back. That's a promise.【ツ】 

Have fun looking around and thanks for stopping by.

FL!P