DUO DISCOVER THE MEANING OF LIFE
CURRAMBINE singer Farraday Tween and bandmate Calvin Bennett have taken out the WAM Song of the Year Under-14 category.
The Lake Joondalup Baptist College student and Bennett, a guitar-playing songwriter, were named winners at the WAM Song of the Year awards night recently for their original track Meaning of Life.
The win follows the 13-yearold duo’s band Farraday’s Cage triumph at the City of Joondalup Defeat the Beat 2017 competition in April and taking first place at battle of the bands event Scholarpalooza 2017.
“I felt happy, surprised, delighted and grateful that our talent had been recognised and that this could be the start of something bigger for Farraday’s Cage,” Tween said.
“I love the joy in people’s faces when I sing.
“I would like my music to go really far. We are really excited to see where the next 12 months takes us having already achieved so much.”
Bennett, who attends Helena College, said the win felt incredibly rewarding and the recognition meant a lot to him, having first picked up a guitar at the age of three.
“It has been my passion ever since,” he said.
“I dreamed of playing guitar professionally and receiving this award proved that my dreams, with enough dedication and obsession, have a chance of becoming reality.
“I would like to continue to explore song writing and guitar playing in a multitude of styles to expand my comfort zone as a musician and expand our audience with it.”
He said he was incredibly lucky to have found someone as vocally talented as Tween.
“The song wouldn’t be where it is now without her voice to convey what I was attempting when writing the song,” he said.
WAM chief executive Mike Harris said the quality and depth of entries for the competition never failed to amaze him.
Farraday’s Cage will return to the Police Commissioner’s Bright Blue charity dinner in July to perform a second time at Sandalford Estate event in the Swan Valley.
WAM winners: Farraday Tween and Calvin Bennett.