Local musicians sing big for community
TWO passionate and talented musicians will set the mood for celebrations at the Australasian Team Roping Association (ATRA) National Finals at the end of this month.
Anna Farquhar, from Emerald, and Tammy Moxon, from Townsville, will be performing separately on the Friday and Saturday.
Ms Farquhar, a multi-instrumentalist who now teaches voice, guitar, piano, songwriting and performance in Emerald, said she loved Central Queensland, and after leaving Emerald to go to university, “I always knew I would come back”.
“I love the area and there’s so much talent here. I think everyone deserves to have the chance to learn music, and if I can give that to anyone, then I’m happy.”
Earlier this year, Ms Farquhar released her debut single, Mama (A song for Chris), — inspired by her meeting with a street performer in Las Vegas — and her EP Saints and Sinners.
Ms Moxon, who has not previously performed in Emerald or Capella, said she was looking forward to experiencing something different.
Raised on country music with a father — also a country singer and now her proud roadie — Ms Moxon said she felt connected to rural Australia through music.
“I was about three when my dad started playing a song and I started harmonising with him. That is what I’ve always known.”
Ms Moxon is a full-time entertainer in North Queensland and released her first solo album, Fall in Time, last year.
Anna Farquhar will perform at the Capella Indoor Arena on September 29 and Tammy Moxon on September 30.
LOCAL TALENT: Emerald’s own Anna Farquhar.
LOCAL TALENT: Tammy Moxon.