Rory McKenna Pro

Actor, Model, Teacher/Choreographer, Singer, Guitarist,… more

Victoria, Australia
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7 Nation army dollar sing final (cover

Me singing, Beatboxing and playing guitar on my loop pedal. I play this live at almost every gig

Physical Details

Height:
185 cm / 6ft 1in
Waist:
78 cm / 31in
Weight:
84 kg / 184 lbs
Eye color:
Brown
Ethnicity:
Maori
Hair color:
Black
Chest:
111 cm / 44 in
Hair length:
Medium
Skin color:
Tanned
Hair type:
Wavy

Credits

2017
  • ANZAC AFL game : Music entertainment for the VIP room
  • PWC building launch : Music entertainment
  • Grand Prix Main Stage : Solo performance for 2 hrs
  • Grand Prix corporate stands : Various solo performances throughout the GP weekend
  • AFL season launch at Melbourne Park : 3 hr solo music entertainment
  • ihealth Sauna Photoshoot : topless athlete model
2016
  • Jessie and Marc Murphy's wedding (Carlton football captain) : 1.5 hrs music entertainment
  • 'Lil Project' Charity Event : 15 minute performance
  • 50+ Solo performances in Melbourne this year alone : Guitar, Keyboard & Vocals
  • Offspring TV show on TEN : Bartender
  • Entertainment for the Worldwide Enprocal Launch : Music entertainment
  • Corrs Chambers Westgath Law Firm Event : Music entertainment
  • House Husbands TV show : Bar Attendee
  • Upper Middle Bogan TV show : Hotel Guest
  • Neighbours TV show : Bar Guest
  • Preston Market : Music entertainment
  • Skinny Dog Hotel : Music entertainment
  • Wolf and I Windsor Bar : Music entertainment
  • Panton Hill hotel : Music entertainment
  • Buddabah Bar : Music entertainment
  • Little Billy Restaurant and Bar : Music entertainment
  • Various Corperate and Wedding gigs with Jukebox Dynamite : Vocals
2015
  • 1 year Teaching at Christchurch's 'School of Rock' : Vocal, Guitar and Keyboard Tutoring
  • Howard Fine : Foundation Course
  • 'Absolution' Short Film : supporting role
  • Recorded and Released a song on the 'Majestic Sounds Like' EP : Stars Ft. Rory McKenna
  • NIDA: Acting Techniques 1 &2
  • NIDA : Audition Essentials course
  • NIDA : Screen Acting Techniques
2014
  • Christchurch Tourism : Tour Guide for Online ads
  • Moorhouse Single Release : Somebody Loves You
  • Rory's Videos Launch on Youtube + Facebook : Self Directed and Written short Web series
  • Online Spokesperson for Xfactor AU (Season 6) : Moorhouse Youtube Webisodes
  • Charity Song 'For Everyone' Ft. Moorhouse, Stan Walker and many more NZ legends
  • Moorhouse Album Release with Sony Music
  • Moorhouse Single Release, 'Take a Picture'
2013
  • Performance at Christchurch's Christmas in the Park : 100,000+ crowd
  • XFACTOR NZ 4TH PLACE : As part of the band 'Moorhouse'
  • 'Hope and Wire' NZ TV series : Speaking role as 'Worker'
  • Moorhouse single 'Mama Said' in the top 5 in NZ charts
2012
  • Self Employed Vocal Coaching : 2012-2015
  • Good Morning Show Appearance : Moorhouse Performance + Interview
  • Erin Simpson Show Apperance : Moorhouse performance + Interview
  • Vision College : Diploma in Contemporary Music
  • Moorhouse debut: 'Titanium cover'
2011
  • Christchurch Boys High School : Levels 1, 2 and 3 with Merit Endorsement
2010
  • Various Productions at Majestic Church, Christchurch : Singing, Acting, Worship Leading, Public Speaking (2010-2015)
  • Hoys Cinema Employee (2010-2012) : Cinema Attendant
  • First solo performance at the Majestic Theatre in Christchurch : 'Viva La Vida' by Coldplay
2007
  • Notre Dame College's 'The Wizard of Oz' : A Member of the 'Lollipop Guild'
  • Shepparton Stag Show 'Only the Beginning' as : Michael Jackson
2004
  • Year 5 School Play 'Time Warp' as : Michael Jackson
2002
  • Mrs Butler stage show - Palmerston North, New Zealand
2000
  • Rainbow Fish Stage Show at Hokowhitu Primary School, Palmerston North
1998
  • 1st year of school Christmas production : Christmas tree

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • Irish
  • New Zealand
  • South African
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • USA Boston
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Maori
  • Mexican
  • Pacific Islander
  • Russian
  • Spanish

- Various School Productions
- Completed Miranda Harcourt Screen Acting course 2010
- Completed NIDA Audition course 28th June 2015
- Completed NIDA acting techniques 1 and 2 on the 10th July 2015
- Currently in NIDA 8 week Screen acting techniques course July 2015-September 2015
- Stand-up Comedy experience
- Performed in 3 local theatre stage shows
- Portfolio of amateur movie productions as the lead role
- X-Factor NZ 2013 – Finalist Moorhouse (placed 4th). Worked extensively for 20 weeks with Film, Sound, Stage crew.
- X-factor Australia 2014 spokesman for TV3 online
- Music Video Moorhouse for singles ‘Take a picture’ and ‘Somebody Loves you’
- Wrote and recorded a solo song called ‘Stars’ and completed a music video for the song.
- Appearances on TV shows – TV1, TV2, TV3, 4:30 show, Erin Simpson, What Now
- Appearance on Gaylene Preston’s TV mini-series “Hope & Wire”
- Producer of Rory’s Videos – Youtube “Rory’s Videos”

Modeling

Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out


Runway modelling for Christchurch
Various photo shoots for my artist page
Various fitness shoots type/shape
Photo shoots for Xfactor NZ 2013 (top 12 contestant)

Music

Guitar ability

Intermediate


Keyboard ability

Intermediate


Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Tenor


Singing styles
  • Pop

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Classical

Influences: Onerepublic, James Arthur, James Blake, Matt Corby

- vocal lessons for 3 years (2010-2012)
- Studied at 'Vision College' in the year of 2012 (got a Diploma in Contemporary Music)
- Taught vocals for 3 months (January - April (2013))
- Placed 4th on Xfactor NZ 2014 as a part of the boy group 'Moorhouse'
- Posted various videos to youtube as a group (Moorhouse) and solo (Rory McKenna)
- Placed 2nd in the Ryan Seacrest 'Best Wrecking Ball cover' contest with my own simple rendition of the Miley Cyrus song

Dancing

Dancing ability

Expert


Teaching or Choreography ability

Expert


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