Taryn La Fauci
What’s your link to Townsville?
I was born and raised in Townsville. My parents were both born in Tully but relocated in their early 20s for university and work and still live there now.
Where are you now?
I moved to Sydney when I was 22 with the hope of pursuing music. I love that I can go to live music every night, walk the clifftops of the eastern suburbs (Bondi to Coogee) and I love my music community who are so passionate about getting artists heard not just in Australia but internationally.
What does your work involve?
I work full-time as a singer/songwriter and I also have a podcast that’s published monthly on the AU Review’s podcast network. I’ve just finished a run of performing at the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of Bridgeclimb’s Sunset Sessions, which ran in July and August and will be back in 2018. It’s been an incredible experience!
What’s your next project?
On June 30 I independently released a 10-track debut LP called Cycling, which was crowd-funded through Pozible. I launched the album in Townsville at That Place on Sturt in June and also at The Newsagency in Sydney in July. The album was a labour of love and is dedicated to my great friend and mentor Karl Broadie, who passed away last year.
How did your time in Townsville set you up for success?
After high school I met Tracey Osmond at The Voice Singing School and she had an enormous impact on me as a singer and gave me the confidence to take on music in a large capital city.
Do you still come ‘home’ to Townsville to visit?
I’ve been coming back quite regularly over the last few years with many friends getting married and having children.