Music is her milestone
CARLISLE FINDING an old Whitney Houston cassette on the side of the road led Candice Lloyd into a career in music.
Lloyd is better known in Perth music circles by her stage name Ulla Shay as one third of the popular indigenous Motown outfit The Merindas.
The members are spread from Kelmscott to Carlisle to Clarkson, and Lloyd said their love of music started from a young age.
“When I lived in Broome, I was tossing up whether I wanted to be a singer or an actor,” Lloyd said. “I tried out for talent shows at high school but I wasn’t good enough.
“I think I suffered from self doubt at the time and I wasn’t selected for school concerts and the like, but the more I was knocked back, the more I wanted to keep looking into it.”
The Carlisle resident took up music at high school but felt there was a lack of passion among teachers and the sessions were too clinical.
“I discovered Abmusic in Year 11 at the age of 16 and met my tutor ‘Fozzie’ and I was so intimidated by how great he was, but I could see his passion and dedication for music,” she said.
Brenton ‘Fozzie’ Fosdike is a staff member at Abmusic and an original member of The Mixtures, who leapt to fame with their 1970 hit The Pushbike Song.
“I left high school behind