Really cool. It’s been awesome to hear people say that they like the song and then being compared to Justin Bieber is pretty cool too. It makes me laugh when people tell me that the song has been stuck in their head all day. Apparently it’s a very catchy song!
I wrote ‘I’m OK’ soon after we moved from the Sunshine Coast to the UK so that we could be closer to family there.
Summertime in the UK is a lot like winter back home in Australia. Except, there’s a lot more rain here – which is what the song is about.
I drew inspiration from one of my favourite Australian groups, Justice Crew, and created the song with help from my uncle Josh who handled a lot of the technical side of things. I was missing my friends and my life back home and so I wanted to express that in this song. My uncle helped me with the melody and within about an hour we had recorded the song at home.
I played it for my mum and dad and they were really impressed. Dad’s a creative, so when he heard the song, he immediately suggested we make a music video for it!
Ironically, when we went to film the music video we had to wait a few days for the rain to come. We were experiencing a nice, long fine spell at the time.
I have recorded about 20 demo songs at home using the GarageBand app but I hope to record a few more songs this year – maybe even a Christmas track!
It’s a HUGE adjustment and to be honest, I’m still getting used to all the changes. Right now, it’s very cold so we’ve swapped our shorts and tees for coats and heavy layers. It’s nice having family around too but I do miss Australia.
Lots of new experiences and fun places to visit. It’s great being around family, and I’m really enjoying my school here. Daylight Saving in the summer allows us to do a lot more in the evenings too.
It rains… a lot. And it’s really cold in the winter. It’s a bit more crowded here too. I can’t go and kick a ball around in the street or ride my bike outside my house like I used to.
Sunshine! I also miss my friends, my old house and school in Brightwater (Mountain Creek), sealed paths and roads to ride my bike and scooter, Cotton Tree Pool, weekend stays in Noosa, going to the beach, Aussie World, AFL (Aussie Rules) in the street, ABC Kids on TV… Lots of things!
Family Fun Time happened by accident. My dad uploaded a highlights clip to YouTube of a family visit to Peppa Pig World a couple of years ago. It was originally meant only for family and friends but six months later, the clip had over 100,000 views! Today that same clip on YouTube now has over 42 million views.
If it’s fun for kids, you’ll find it on our Family Fun Time YouTube channel. My sister, Indya (4), and I cover everything from theme parks and ice-cream van visits (a personal favourite), through to games and toy reviews. We’re getting close to 100,000 subscribers now which is really exciting. And the filming is fun – we’re learning lots, and it’s helped us with our confidence too.
I’d love to be a singer when I’m older – or a teacher.
You can visit Family Fun Time on YouTube: www.itsfamilyfuntime.com.
Also, Like our page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/itsfamilyfuntime. We’d love to keep in touch with our homeland!