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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.

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