What’s your link to Townsville?
I was raised south of Townsville in the fishing hamlet of Alva Beach. My family and I would frequently visit Townsville for my music lessons and exams, not to mention the Townsville Show, The Strand and Magnetic Island. After many years of vocal and musical training I left Townsville in 2014 to follow my dream of becoming a world-renowned singer/songwriter. When I arrived in Brisbane I started studying at JMC Academy and formed a band with some of my peers called The Counterfeit Umbrellas.
What does your work involve?
The band and I have been together for just over three years now. During this time we’ve recorded two singles and a debut EP, which has led to opportunities playing at festivals all over southern Queensland, such as the Caloundra Music Festival, Red Deer Festival and Jungle Love Festival to name just a few. Right now we’re working towards a brand-new EP and are in the midst of writing songs for it. We’re also talking about travelling with the band next year to international waters to possibly play at some festivals.
Do you still come ‘home’ to Townsville to visit?
As I chase my dream it can get busy with travel to festivals and shows around Queensland but for the special occasions you’ll find me around Townsville with my family. In fact, I was in Townsville recently to see my mum’s amazing wearable art at the Townsville Fashion Festival.