Alum | Simone Waddell

In the realm of soul-stirring melodies and jazz-infused wonders, our illustrious alumna, Simone Waddell, has emerged as a true musical luminary. As the founder of “You Have A Voice” and a devoted Ambassador for Messenger Rescue, Simone’s journey is nothing short of a symphony, weaving through genres with finesse and leaving an indelible mark on the global stage.

Simone, renowned as one of Australia’s foremost contemporary Jazz Artists, possesses a rare ability to blend the soulful with the groovy, transcending genres like pop, R&B, zouk, gospel, and classical. Her musical repertoire is a testament to the boundless possibilities of artistic expression.

I truly believe that The McDonald College is an excellent environment for young lovers of the arts. The friendships forged are unforgettable. The performing opportunities are incredible.

I feel very blessed to have been a student of The McDonald College.

Having released five albums, three EPs, and numerous singles, Simone’s discography is a treasure trove of emotive storytelling and musical brilliance. But the excitement doesn’t end there. Simone’s latest venture involves a collaboration with the esteemed Australian producer and jazz guitarist Jim Kelly, steering her towards a new and electrifying musical vision.

Beyond the notes and rhythms, Simone’s impact extends globally, touching hearts and inspiring change. Her role as an Ambassador for Messenger Rescue adds another layer to her artistic identity, emphasizing the transformative power of her music.

Simone Waddell’s story is a testament to the endless possibilities that unfold when talent meets passion. Join us in celebrating her musical odyssey and the enchanting symphony she continues to compose for the world.