In the media - Pop with a classical twist

3 November 2010

The Sydney six-piece band Aston started reworking pop songs in classical music style back in 2008 when they were students at The Con.

Now the group has just released a self-titled debut album featuring the works of such popular artists as Lady Gaga, La Roux and Kylie Minogue

Percussionist Dan Luscombe told The Sun-Herald the idea to form a group came to them while they were working on a concert together for their studies.

"The professors are a little bit classical, as you can imagine, so we wanted to be a bit cheeky. As the general public were coming along for the concert, we wanted to do something they could relate to. The professors, to this day, don't actually know who Rihanna or Kylie are."

One of the band's fans is American gossip blogger Perez Hilton, who uploaded one of Aston's recorded performances on to his site.

"Someone wrote a comment on the Telephone video we uploaded, saying they found it through Perez Hilton's website and there it was on his page, the first item," Luscombe says. "Even if he has a reputation for being an absolute ass, it's really shot us up in the past

six months."

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