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.

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