Wrapping-up her sell-out tour last month, Pop force Eves Karydas reveals her meteoric rise began in North Queensland.
There was a great community of like-minded people I met through radio station 4TTT. We opened clubs, ran gigs and there was a great feeling around town. It was easy to start a band – we could rehearse every day and develop very quickly.
My mother took me to ballet lessons when I was just five. My ballet teacher, Ann Roberts, taught me that dance was not about technique – it was about what you had to share with your audience.
I’ve always loved creating things, but last year I really found my niche in doing calligraphy paintings. I started selling them at the Renegade Markets and store and they really took off.
“I’m proud to call myself a North Queenslander,” Anna says. “Townsville is, and always will be, my home.
The community and the vibe of Townsville when I was growing up there was very open and freeing. I hung out with lots of different groups, one being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, who I attribute a lot of my sense of humour to.
I grew up and went to school in Townsville and made the difficult decision to move south in 2009. I have fond memories of the many camping trips and adventures exploring the beaches, creeks and National Parks.
In the early 80s I worked part-time at two record stores in Townsville (Wavelength and Pet Sounds). The things I learned there gave me a fantastic grounding in music and what drives people to consume it.