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Clare hoping for Caloundra gig

Help Gympie State High school student Clare Quinn get a gig at the Caloundra Music Festival by voting for her online.
Help Gympie State High school student Clare Quinn get a gig at the Caloundra Music Festival by voting for her online. Renee Pilcher

YOUNG singer-songwriter Clare Quinn is hoping to get a gig alongside one of Australia’s most popular rock bands at the Caloundra Music Festival 2010.

But she needs the Gympie community to jump online and vote for her – no later than tomorrow.

If Clare gets enough votes in the Best Youth Artist category, she has a shot at winning a paid gig and being a support act for Powderfinger.

The Gympie State High Year 12 student is already having considerable success as she hones the art of music making.

Involved with the Country Music School of Excellence, Clare performed last year at the Q150 Shed in Maryborough, was awarded first place in the 2009 Gympie’s Got Talent contest and won the 2010 Live It talent search.

She jumps at any chance to perform and was recently a part of Easterfest and school musical West Side Story.

Clare started her musical journey learning to play the violin, dabbled with piano but found the right fit with a guitar.

Writing her own songs is a natural progression and she’s been encouraged in this endeavour by her guitar teacher, Lee Turner.

To help Clare get to the Caloundra Music Festival and fly the flag for Gympie, go to the website www.originalselection.com.au/vote-youth.html and follow the links. Once you vote you have to click on the verification email you will get to officially register your vote.

Right now she’s behind Stryder, and Freak Morice is breathing down her neck. Remember you only have until close of business tomorrow to vote. You can listen to Clare singing her original songs by clicking on her name in the youth artist profile list, which will take you to the Book-a-Band-Direct site, and click on the media player.

The Caloundra Music Festival runs October 8 to 10.

Gympie Times


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