Mu­si­cian Ro­hin re­warded

Townsville Bulletin - - News - by Bar­bara Lynch

cash, a new record­ing com­puter, soft­ware and mi­cro­phones.

‘‘ I was in a qual­ity field so that added to the sur­prise of win­ning,’’ Jones said.

Hi s f r i e n d s , f o r mer Aus­tralian Idol singers Bobby Flynn and Matt Corby and fel­low Townsville singer Kate Martin, were among the artists in his cat­e­gory.

Jones sub­mit­ted his songs Deep Wa­ter, Very Many and Dan’s Sil­ver Leaf for the na­tional competition.

The songs will ap­pear on The Mid­dle East’s up­com­ing al­bum I Want That You Are Al­ways Happy, which will be re­leased on April 8.

‘‘ I just thought these were three songs which sounded very dif­fer­ent and rep­re­sented a spec­trum of my work,’’ Jones, 23, said.

He said he penned his first song aged eight.

‘‘ I grew up in a pretty m u s i c a l f a m i l y a n d al­ways wrote songs. As a teenager I fell in love with a few dif­fer­ent artists like Bill Cal­la­han and The Sil­ver Jews and I got hooked. I got to­tally ab­sorbed,’’ he said.

BIG WIN: Singer song­writer Ro­hin Jones

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