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Hope Downloaded is made up of local musicians with a passion for music and a heart to see young people discover their worth. A unique element of the band is that the line-up changes every couple of years, take a look at our 2019 line-up.
SONG THAT MAKES YOU DANCE: ‘The Girl From Ipanema’ - Frank Sinatra
FAVOURITE SNACK: Movie popcorn!
ONE THING EVERY PERSON NEEDS TO KNOW: Your life matters
WHAT INSTRUMENTS: Vocal chords
NICKNAME: Sull-sa (like Salsa but Sull)
SONG THAT MAKES YOU DANCE: ‘Life is a Highway’ - Rascal Flats
ONE THING EVERY PERSON NEEDS TO KNOW: Pineapple belongs on pizza.
WHAT INSTRUMENTS: Guitar, the triangle
WHY DID YOU WANT TO JOIN HOPE: I have a passion for encouraging young people to be the best that they can be. And I love to share joy through playing music. What better way to do both than to be a part of Hope Downloaded!
KEYS & VOCALS
SONG THAT MAKES YOU DANCE: ‘When Can I See You Again’ - Wreck It Ralph
FAVE SNACK: Skittles
ONE THING EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW: I love Ed Sheeran
WHAT INSTRUMENTS: Piano, flute and guitar
ACOUSTIC & VOCALS
SONG THAT MAKES YOU DANCE: ‘Dog Days Are Over’ - Florence and the Machine. It’s an absolute tune rag!
FAVOURITE SNACK: All of them.
ONE THING EVERY PERSON NEEDS TO KNOW: Treating people well looks like this: being kind, telling the truth, focusing on the person in front of you, handing out compliments, knowing when to stay quiet and knowing when to speak up.
SONG THAT MAKES YOU DANCE: ‘Let Me Down Easy’ - Gang of Youths
FAVOURITE SNACK: Pretzel sticks
INSTRUMENTS: Bass, acoustic guitar, drums, vocals
WHY I WANTED TO JOIN HOPE: I see so many young people see not seeing their worth and comparing themselves to social media. I want young people to grow up with the strength to be who they are.
NICKNAME: Steve, Stevo
SONG THAT MAKES YOU DANCE: ‘Echos (Til We See the Other Side) - Hillsong UNITED
ONE THING EVERY PERSON SHOULD KNOW: Drums. Are. A. Real. Instrument.
WHY DID YOU WANT TO JOIN HOPE: To encourage young people through music and stories, and give them the same experience as when I was in school!