Car karaoke wins $100k Google grant

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Madison Lloyd, Shae-Lee Shackleford and Lana Kington are YouTube sensation SketchShe. Picture: Carly Earl Car karaoke wins $100k Google grant 22 September 2015 by James Gorman · News Corp Australia network The Potts Point-based trio of Shae-Lee Shackleford, Lana Kington and Madison Lloyd have been awarded the funding thanks to Google and Screen Australia's Skip Ahead initiative which provides recipients with the funding and production resources required to create unique online content and engage new audiences around the world.Shackleford said the grant would help to fund the group's next project, a long-awaited scripted sketch comedy."We are putting together Traffic Jam – The Musical and for us it is about doing something a step up from what we are already doing now," Shackleford said."We will have some original music as well as some covers and we will collaborate with other artists and Youtubers because Youtube loves collaboration."SketchShe achieved worldwide fame when a video of the trio singing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody in the car achieved a whopping 26 million YouTube views.Shackleford said the money would allow the trio to return to their roots. "What most people don't know about us is that we started out doing more scripted sketch comedy originally before we did the car videos so this is going to allow us to work on our original passion," she said."The goal for us would be to eventually get our own TV show where we could do our own thing and just have fun with it so I hope this is going to be a stepping stone to that."She said her new-found career on the micro screen still seemed surreal."I think it is incredible that we get to live our passions and before this all happened for us we were making sketches at every possible moment we got," Shackleford said."But we always had to balance what we were doing with our full-time job and now we are fortunate enough to be to have this as our full-time job."SketchShe achieved worldwide fame when a video of the trio singing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody in the car achieved a whopping 26 million YouTube views. Related articles VW launches investigation into diesel emissions scandal22 September 2015 by William Boston Holden confirms V8 sedan is dead15 September 2015 by Joshua Dowling GM boss promises more right-hand-drive cars out of the US15 September 2015 by Joshua Dowling Mercedes boss stops Frankfurt motor show in its tracks with migration speech15 September 2015 by Joshua Dowling Avoiding tolls might not save you money14 September 2015 by Jim O'Rourke What to read next Comments Related articles VW launches investigation into diesel emissions scandal22 September 2015 by William Boston Holden confirms V8 sedan is dead15 September 2015 by Joshua Dowling GM boss promises more right-hand-drive cars out of the US15 September 2015 by Joshua Dowling Mercedes boss stops Frankfurt motor show in its tracks with migration speech15 September 2015 by Joshua Dowling Avoiding tolls might not save you money14 September 2015 by Jim O'Rourke Related pages Industry news Related cars for sale Search all cars for sale Get the latest news, reviews and advice every week Subscribe '); }