Musician Rohin rewarded
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