Times start now for tal­ented Teale

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GOLD Coast singer and song­writer Teale Jakubenko launches his de­but EP at an in­ti­mate show at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast on Satur­day night.

The in­de­pen­dently recorded five-tracker Good Times Start Right Now fea­tures songs in­spired by Jakubenko’s ex­pe­ri­ences since he won a large and loyal le­gion of fans as a Top 4 fi­nal­ist on TV tal­ent se­ries Aus­tralian Idol back in 2008.

Ea­ger to ‘‘move on’’ to the next phase of his ca­reer as a mu­si­cian, Jakubenko says feels more con­fi­dent and grounded as an artist now since con­nect­ing to his true mu­sic style.

‘‘In a lot of ways, this EP has been a long time com­ing but it has taken me un­til now to have the con­fi­dence and ma­tu­rity to be­come the artist I want to be,’’ he says.

‘‘I think peo­ple will re­ally re­late to the more soul­ful rock sound of the al­bum.’’ Good Times Start Right Now was born from Teale’s ex­pe­ri­ences dur­ing the past five years and a re­cent song­writ­ing tour which saw him col­lab­o­rate with renowned artists such as South­ern Sons and Small Mer­cies.

Jakubenko has honed his ma­te­rial at live shows through­out Aus­tralia and over­seas along­side acts in­clud­ing Good Char­lotte, Ev­er­more and Thirsty Merc – from sport­ing events to char­ity gigs. He says he is more fo­cused than ever – as the depth of his lyrics re­flects. ‘‘I didn’t want an al­bum full of love songs,’’ he says.

‘‘It is not the type of artist I want to be. I re­ally fo­cused on cre­at­ing my own unique sound and style, hon­ing my song­writ­ing skills and get­ting more ex­pe­ri­ence per­form­ing live, be­fore I re­leased this al­bum.’’

Jakubenko says he’s sharp­ened his per­for­mances by play­ing as many acous­tic gigs as pos­si­ble.

‘‘I think you’re on a win­ner with a song that sounds good acous­tic,’’ he says.

‘‘If you have peo­ple en­gaged with a live acous­tic song, when you add the whole band it just takes it to an­other level. I’m re­ally ex­cited about get­ting out on stage at the launch and show­cas­ing that.’’

Good Times Start Right Now is avail­able on ITunes from Satur­day. Teale Jakubenko and Pat Tier­ney play The Base­ment, The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast, Satur­day at 7pm. Tick­ets $20.

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