Central Coast local, Nikki Webster, has joined with Channel 7’s Sunrise team to reboot her naughties anthem, Strawberry Kisses, to raise funds for the Starlight Foundation.
Webster said the reboot came about after Sunrise approached her for their Karaoke Bridge-climb project with fans of the show reminiscing about the 2001 hit single.
“There was such a huge response from people reminiscing about Strawberry Kisses and with Sam Mac on board we thought why not, it’s for a good cause,” Webster said.
The reboot along with the new music video were followed by Sunrise with all the proceeds being directed to the Starlight Foundation, a charity close to Webster’s own heart.
“When I first opened Dance at Nikki Webster, the first ever performance the kids were asked to do was at a Starlight Room for the Foundation, so it holds very dear memories for me, and it’s such a worthwhile cause I was happy to get involved,” Webster said.
The whole experience has been a nostalgic one for Webster who has reconnected with the creative team behind the tune whilst working on the rebooted production.
Dancers from Webster’s Erina studio and other studios in the state, also had a chance to get in on the fun performing in the music video and at various events promoting the track for Channel 7 and the Starlight Foundation.
“I really wanted to be sure that my dancers could get involved in this project as that is one of the focus areas in our dance school, providing opportunities for aspiring performers.
“Many of our show group dancers from the Erina studio were involved in the video clip and the various crosses we have done about the songs re-release.
“It is an amazing opportunity to have my students see what goes into developing a film clip, promoting it with the media and recording.
“To have the clip viewed by over one million people in one day is huge exposure for these young dancers and I’m so proud to be able to create opportunities and include the upcoming talent,” Webster said.
“I’d just like to thank everyone that has downloaded the track and supported Starlight.
“This isn’t about Sam Mac or I making money, we haven’t made a cent, it’s all a labour of love and a fun creative project that has raised awareness and crucial funding for a worthy charity,” Webster said.
Apr 19, 2017
Nikki Webster, Dance at Nikki Webster Studio Erina
Dilon Luke, Journalist