Bustling times for mu­si­cian

Tablelands Advertiser - - THE GROOVE - Kather­ine Kokko­nen

RIS­ING coun­try mu­sic star Becci Neth­ery shows no signs of slow­ing down with a swag of award nominations and gigs al­ready lined up for this year.

Later this month, the Chilla­goe songstress will per­form at the Tam­worth Coun­try Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, where she is a top five fi­nal­ist in the APRA/ AMCOS TSA new song­writer of the year cat­e­gory for Your Hand Slips In To Mine.

“It’s all su­per ex­cit­ing,” Miss Neth­ery said.

“We’re only a month into the year and I need a nap or a hol­i­day.”

Miss Neth­ery will take part in 14 per­for­mances dur­ing the Tam­worth Coun­try Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, in­clud­ing a ben­e­fit con­cert for Chloe Chap­pel.

Miss Neth­ery will per­form along­side Adam Har­vey and The Long and Short of It to raise funds for the three-yearold who was di­ag­nosed with Leukaemia.

“Chloe is the most lovely lit­tle girl,” she said.

“I’m stoked to be per­form- ing with those artists in a ben­e­fit con­cert for her.”

The fu­ture will be even busier for Miss Neth­ery af­ter she fin­ished study­ing her Bach­e­lor of Mu­sic de­gree, where she re­ceived a High Dis­tinc­tion for her fi­nal recital.

“I’m wait­ing to get my fi­nal marks and with any luck I’m go­ing to grad­u­a­tion,” she said.

“I plan to stay in Syd­ney and fo­cus more on my mu­sic ca­reer and start teach­ing stu­dents and do­ing some gigs.”

While her busy sched­ule has pre­vented her from re­turn­ing to the Far North, she has not for­got­ten home.

“It’s been a re­ally awe­some cou­ple of years,” she said.

“I want to come back as soon as I pos­si­bly can. I miss home so much.”

We’re only a month into the year and I need a nap or a hol­i­day. Chilla­goe songstress Becci Neth­ery

Pic­ture: Bren­dan Radke

Chilla­goe mu­si­cian Becci Neth­ery, 18, has been nominated for three awards at the Coun­try Mu­sic Awards in Tam­worth.

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