WIN PUTS BRI ON ROAD TO FAME
MOST musicians will say they need just one chance, a small opening that will allow them to get their music out into the world and spread their name around the industry.
For Rivervale musician Bri Clark, that opportunity may have come knocking recently when she won the Fremantle heat of the Telstra Road to Discovery.
The 21-year-old plays the guitar and piano to make her blues-and-jazz-inspired original music.
She said she entered the competition for the experience, never expecting to come away as the winner.
“I thought it would be a really cool thing to enter, even though I hadn't actually played any of my original stuff live before,” she said.
“I was pretty shocked when I won, but really grateful and excited as well.”
As part of the perks of being named winner, Clark will fly to Melbourne next month to take part in a three-day boot camp with 15 other hopefuls from around the country, as well as being in the running to win a $15,000 music development fund and a trip to the US to perform at the Americana Music Festival.
“I am so stoked to be able to go to the boot camp, it is going to be invaluable for me, meeting industry professionals, song writing workshops with Australian artists and I am excited to play in Melbourne,” she said.
Clark also set up a crowd funding campaign to help her release her debut single, with more than $4000 raised to further help her get her music out in the world.
Visit youtube.com/BriClarkMusic or briclark.bandcamp.com for more information.
Bri Clark at home in Rivervale.