Mike Munro is Next Step’s Ambassador. Mike is one of Australia’s most prominent journalists. Mike has a strong sense of community and an understanding of the struggles and hardships faced by disadvantaged children and young people. He grew up no stranger to the effects of physical and emotional abuse and over the past 20 years has been mentoring and helping disadvantaged youth.
Mike began his career at 17 as a copyboy on The Daily Mirror in 1971 and stayed in newspapers for 7 years. Following the completion of his cadetship, Mike joined Channel Ten News in Sydney in 1978. Just three months later, he returned to newspapers and was posted in to New York by Rupert Murdoch to work in News Limited’s American bureau and as a presenter on the New York Post. Mike’s strong work ethic and passion for his chosen field, has seen him report and host on This is your Life, Willisee, A Current Affair, Missing Persons Unit and 60 Minutes.
Mike also gained a reputation for his candid and cheeky interviews with some of the world’s most famous women, including Katherine Hepburn, Bette Midler and Barbra Streisand. Mike continues to work in investigative journalism.
Crocqhenri Lucero is a local artist from Newcastle who has been a strong supporter of Next Step Incorporated since inception in September 2012. With the long anticipated wait, CRocQ is set to emerge into the music scene locally, nationally and internationally. Over the past 7 years, it has been an undying and ever challenging experience, honing his craft ready to be unleashed to the world. Growing up in a very musical family, it was not until his later teenage years when he really grasped his love for music.
“Music is a language that can be understood by everyone. It allows you to communicate to people in ways, words and emotions cannot do alone.”
With recent international performances in NYC and Vanuatu, it has once again re-ignited the flame and passion for his undying love for music.
With his deep love of music by entertaining, collaborating, producing and singing for crowds and events all over the world, CRocQ truly expresses how blessed he feels to be able to share his gift with everyone.
“I really can’t imagine my life without singing. I think the day that I can’t sing is truly the day I die.” Currently CRocQ has focused towards performing as a solo artist. But he has also been collaborating with a large array of talented local artists in his home town Newcastle. Such as, Alama Amosa, Anna Milat, Kylie Jane, Olivia Kolo, Michael Barret and Daniel March, to name a few.
Recently a movement into the ever-evolving Dance/RNB scene has emerged with collaboration with DJ Fuel and DJ Patsan. With his overdue debut album due to be released mid next year, it has been a crazy journey; but one that has really just begun for this young artist….
It is certainly time….