BIO – STUDEO 2023
When Jeremy and Christine Stork first joined forces in the late '70s (in the popular cover band Casablanca), they had no idea what the future would bring, or that their union (both matrimonial and musical) would evolve into the beautiful, genre-defying mix of melody, vocals, and top-notch production. As Studeo, it has led to multiple single, EP, and album releases globally, a strong relationship with US record company, Bongo Boy Records and many international awards.
Bringing a wealth of talent and decades of experience (Jeremy played guitar for Melbourne's Moby Dick prior to the formation of Casablanca, opening for such Australian legends as the Little River Band, AC/DC, and Skyhooks; Christine has played in multiple cover bands and is a formally-trained vocalist), Studeo's songs are as refreshingly real as their love for the music and one another is enduring.
Following 2017's release of not one but three EPs (including two songs which rose on international independent charts to levels previously unseen by an Australian independent act), Studeo signed with Bongo Boy Records, who included their song "Our Perfect Place to Be" on a compilation CD, "Love Is." That song went on to win the Jazz/Blues Song of the Year honors at the 2018 Josie Awards (considered the Grammys of Independent music), held in Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In August of 2018, the label released the duo's first full-length album, "These Are Our Days."
2019 saw the release of the duo's second full-length album, "You're The One," followed in 2020 by another full-length album, "Dancing On the Beach" and an EP, "The Storm." Jeremy and Christine continued to expand their musical and songwriting horizons in 2021 with a new full-length album, "Life's a Journey." The album's first single, "Secret Hideaway," won the "Jazz" category in the World Songwriting Awards for Spring 2021, and the duo was honored as well with the Akademia 2021 Rising Star Award for exceptional talent and perseverance in the field of music during extraordinary times. "Secret Hideaway" also picked up a very prestigious InterContinental Music Award for “Best Of Australasian Jazz,“ with worldwide winners chosen by a judging panel of multi-award-winning composers and songwriters who have worked with Ricky Martin, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Selena Gomez , Miley Cyrus, and Grammy-nominated artists and music supervisors.
Studeo wrapped up 2021 with a new album, "Silence" (already receiving worldwide airplay), a new VIDEO, and - of course - MORE AWARDS AND AIRPLAY.
The New Year 2022 kicked off with their inclusion on Bongo Boy Records' "Volume XX" compilation (also included on "Volume XXI" in 2022). The relationship developed with Bongo Boy Records, with the production of some great music videos which are receiving positive attention within the film industry globally. Studeo also achieved success with the global Film Festivals with their video “Silence” achieving around 90% selection rate for the year.
Studeo’s current album for 2023, “Find Your Destiny” was released on 16 January 2023. The album included songs written during Melbourne’s covid lockdown as well during the Stork’s travels in 2022. The album cover artwork for “Find Your Destiny”, is a silhouette taken in the beautiful Maldives….
A new project challenge from Bongo Boy Records to write a children’s song for the upcoming album “Kidz and Katz”, resulted in the song “Baby Don’t Cry”, a lullaby. This is an example of the breadth in genre Studeo is able to achieve with their songwriting.
Further video releases including “In The Nick Of Time”, “Rain Down On Me”, “Find Your Destiny” and “Right Now” are making a big impact on the Film Festival market. Successes in awards and further nominations have kicked off 2023 in a positive way for Studeo.