Contest prize is mentoring
SINGER songwriter Andrew Redford has had some great career highlights since winning a QSong award in 2009 for his self-penned song City.
He won the 2010 Billy Thorpe Scholarship (filmed by Channel Seven in August 2010) and was a finalist in Nashville's International Songwriting Competition for three years running (2009, 2010, 2011) with The Duet and a finalist in Unsigned Only.
But his biggest career highlight to date was winning the Telstra Road to Discovery in Tamworth (TRTD) in January this year.
Andrew, whose family owns and operates a farm at Wolvi, was encouraging musicians in the area to enter the TRTD. He was letting them know the competition was open for nominations and easy to enter because musicians could upload their application digitally.
Andrew was living in Buderim but still got up to the farm and he spent time there a couple of weeks ago trying out a new guitar.
The TRTD team were passionate about the mentorship on offer. Their aim was to help guide an emerging artist, putting them in a position where discovery might be possible. On offer were opportunities difficult for any emerging artist to achieve on their own, in a short time.
Visit beinvolved.com.au/telstraroadtodiscovery/ for more details.