Leading West End, Broadway and Australian actor Hayden Tee today released his brand-new music video 7 Years, a cover of Danish soul-pop band Lukas Graham. The song is a reflection upon front man Luke Forchhmmer’s life so far and what he hopes to achieve in the future.
Hayden illustrates this passing of time using his skills as a seasoned make-up artist, ageing into the 60-year-old at the conclusion of the song.
Says Hayden, “I have always been inspired by the art of the “quick change” and I wanted to challenge myself to complete a look in a short period of time utilising as many of my skills at once as possible. Why not sing a song about it at the same time?”
Hayden began his professional life as a talented make-up artist working in the cosmetic industry in New York and the UK, most notably the key artist for 14 designers at New York fashion week. Make-up and fashion have continued to be a creative outlet for Hayden, who takes great joy in transforming himself into the characters he plays.
With numerous musical theatre credits to his name spanning many Australian and international productions, Hayden is best known on the stage for his award-winning portrayal of Javert in the Australian, Broadway and West End productions of Les Misérables.
VIEW 7 YEARS:
Presented by Cobbstar Productions
Filmed on location at Cobbstar Studios, Sydney, Australia
Executive Producer – Brian Cobb
Producer – Patrick James
Director / DOP – Alexis Korin Castagna
Gaffer – Shannon Ashwood
Camera Assistant – Zoltan Jonas
Post Production / Grade – Alex Barnett
Musical arrangement – Nigel Ubrihien
Musical producer – Edward Said
Vocal direction – Daniel Edmonds
Wig supplied by Kylie Clarke Wigs
Makeup concept consultant – Connie Dyson
Production assistants – Brooke Almond and Tyrone White
KRYOLAN – stick foundation 2W, collodion, collodion remover, aging wheel (colours blue and red used)
MAC – paint stick brown
INGLOT – Eyeshadow 329, Eyeshadow 357
MAKEUP FOREVER – Contour powder 4
PFIZER -Chapstick original