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BetterInColor is an independent creative platform, designed to unite and showcase the amazing talent of the Australian music community, created by Raphael Miguel Canillas and the Messiah Studios Team.

 

We ultimately believe in Australian musicians and their art, our goal is to revive and empower that music community through connection and the presentation of their music.

BetterInColor aims to bridge genre and cultural gaps within the music community,  allowing for the discovery of the exceptional talent of original artists and bands within Australia. Subsequently, we strive to elevate the artists and musicians featured through a collective association. 

Our intention is to present a non biased  and extensive range of Australian musicians, understanding that we are committed to creating a safe and inclusive space through transparent dialogue and actions.

To submit an artist or band please click on the button below.

For general and business inquiries please contact info@messiahstudios.com.au

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GLENN LUMANTA

Smooth and sensual is the voice of Australian Filipino artist Glenn Lumanta, from sharing the stage with the wonder that is Stevie Wonder to producing and writing his own work Glenn Lumanta is an Australian name you will come to love.

In his debut BetterInColor performance, Glenn delivers three of his latest tracks, featuring a solo rendition of his 2020 duet single 'Show Me The Love', along with his stand out self produced and written single"Just Saying", his 2019 single "Tokyo Fever" performed with the BetterInColor house band.

Creating a joyful and captivating atmosphere, Glenn will sweep you off your feet with his charismatic and intoxicating performance – check it out for yourself below.

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Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfxHlZS9GbdjXcCfZXtg-QA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlennLumantaMusic/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennlumanta/?hl=en

ESMÉ

Sydney based electro soul singer, songwriter Esmé completely steals our attention and hearts as she brings an intimate stripped back rendition of songs from her latest EP.

In her debut BetterInColor performance, Esmé delivers three tracks, featuring two songs from her latest Brooklyn EP, 'For The Thrill' and 'Follow' , along with her own version of Amy Winehouse's song 'There is No Greater Love'.

 

Performing 'For the thrill with pianist Andrew Geraghty, 'Follow' and 'There is No Greater Love' with guitarist Jono Lim, Esmé creates a palpable intoxicating energy in her performances one that is not to be missed, check it out for yourself below.

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Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfxHlZS9GbdjXcCfZXtg-QA
Website: https://soundsofesme.net/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soundsofesme/

SIILA

There is a certain romantic and raw authenticity to Sydney based artist SIILA.

April’s BetterInColor elctro-soul singer SIILA takes us on a journey of love and loss with her entrancing renditions of her singles 'BYM', 'Memoirs' and a cover of Alicia keys song 'Three Hour Drive'.

​Taking the BetterInColor staircase for the first time with musicians, Tyler Azzopardi on percussion and drum pad along with Glenn Lumanta on Keys, SIILA’s natural talent paired with contemporary R&B nuances will have you unnoticeably grooving along.

SIILA’s new sound will leave you wanting more, ensuring that she is an artist to watch.

 

Check out SIILA’s full BetterInColor performances below.

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Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfxHlZS9GbdjXcCfZXtg-QA
Website: https://www.facebook.com/siilamusic/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siilabeats/?hl=en

MAARI

Passion and ebullience fail to describe the energy and enthusiasm that Maari (Dom & Bronte) bring to their songwriting, production and especially to their BetterInColor live performances's this month.

Maari are Sydney based pop punk and rnb dynamic duo, that create incredible original music along with breathtaking film scores and soundtracks for movies such as 'The Legend of The Five'.

Joining Maari on the BetterInColor staircase for songs 'Heartbreaker' & That Summer' are the legends of their full session live band, Jack Osbourne on drums, Jesse Johnston playing electric guitar and rocking the bass is Brad Marsden.

Maari brings us live full band versions of their 2018 single 'Heartbreaker' and 2019 single 'That Summer', then stripping it back for an acoustic rendition of their latest 2021 single 'Silence'.

 

Maari's captivating and atmospheric vocals and production will leave you bewitched, be sure to check out all of Maari's music and their up coming gigs through their socials and website below.

 

Check out MAARI's full BetterInColor performances below.

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Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfxHlZS9GbdjXcCfZXtg-QA
Website: https://maarimusic.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maarimusic/

KRISTA MONICA

BetterInColor presents Indonesian/Australian singer songwriter Krista Monica. Bringing her sweet voice and demeanour to the BetterInColor staircase for a delectably soulful and heartwarming performance. 

 

Krista Monica's modern jazz and soulful compositions can be heard throughout all of her writing, with beautiful classical melodies intertwined to feature modern catchy hooks.

Performing three of her latest works, is first up her latest  single, sung in her native tongue 'Bersandar', along with her 2020 single 'Mind' and a debut performance of her up and coming single 'Meant to Be', which you can hear here first and is due to be released later in 2021.

Accompanying Krista Monica is her current producer and keys player Julian Sanchez along with Alex Bencio on Bass, Stephen Zrnic on Guitar and Gian Timothy Gho on drums. 

 

Presenting a delicate combination of jazz and soul, Krista Monica finds the perfect sweet spot between nostalgic and contemporary, a beautiful representation of who Krista Monica's is as an artist.

 

Check out KRISTA MONICA'S full BetterInColor performances below.

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Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfxHlZS9GbdjXcCfZXtg-QA
Website: https://kristamonica.weebly.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristamonicaa/?hl=en

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