Entertainment

Songwriters in tune

Stephanie Rogers, 21, will compete in the Lismore Young Songwriters Competition, for the third time after being runner-up for her solo performance in 2010.
Stephanie Rogers, 21, will compete in the Lismore Young Songwriters Competition, for the third time after being runner-up for her solo performance in 2010. Cathy Adams

STEPHANIE Rogers, 21 is back to try her luck at the third annual Lismore Young Songwriters Competition, after being runner-up in her category for her solo performance in 2010.

The event, being held during Youth Week, April 13 to April 22 at Lismore City Hall, is open to all Northern Rivers songwriters aged between 12 and 25.

This year Ms Rogers is entering the competition with her seven-piece band called Norman and Louise and is excited to see what the judges think of her three songs Play with fire; Maybe just once; and History.

"I am interested to see how I have developed and how people in the industry will perceive me and the feedback that I will get from the songs," she said.

The event was a great way for young artists to network with other local musicians and to learn from each other, Ms Rogers said.

Lismore City Council youth and community development officer Lizette Twisleton, an organiser of the competition, said the event was a great way to showcase the talents of young musicians on the Northern Rivers.

"It gives young people's voice an opportunity to be heard and song writing is a really good way for young people to do that," Ms Twisleton said.

"It is really good for young songwriters to test out their songs on a wider audience and a panel of experienced musical judges from the area."

This year's event would be judged by Andrea Soler and local musician Darren Bridge.

Ms Twisleton will announce two more judges closer to the date.

She said last year's winner, Jo Loewenthal, from the band Alice Blu, has since recorded at Byron Bay's School of Audio Engineering (SAE), had been "noticed" by Triple J and was involved in last year's Mullumbimby Music Festival.

Ms Rogers encouraged anyone wanting to enter the competition to stand up and have a go.

"You never know what you can end up with," she said.

Entries close on Saturday, March 31. Anyone interested in entering should submit their work in MP3 format, with their name, age and contact details to lismoreyoungsongwriters@gmail.com.

For more information call Lizette Twisleton on 1300 878 387.

Topics:  artist lismore young songwriters competition music songwriter



Five hurt, road closed in multi-vehicle crash at Greenbank

Ambulance with lights on

Photo Tony Martin / Daily Mercury

Motorists are advised to seek an alternative route if possible

Spencer and Arya welcome baby Riley

Luke and Lauren Banch welcomed baby Riley Sierra Banch at the Ipswich Hospital on February 7. Riley is a baby brother to Spencer and Arya (pictured).

Meet Ipswich's newest citizens

Pilot confirmed dead in Melbourne plane crash tragedy

Pilot Max Quartermain is believed to have been flying the five-seater when it went down.Source:Supplied

An experienced pilot has been confirmed as one of the dead

Local Partners

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

MACKAY will play host to one of the world's biggest superstars Sir Elton John later this year.

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Global superstar to rock Mackay in 2017

A major concert is set to rock Mackay this year.

Mackay, Cairns to host world's biggest superstars Sir Elton John

Robert Irwin introduces Jimmy Fallon to wild guests

Robert Irwin introduces Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to a cuddly sloth.

ROBERT Irwin continues Steve's legacy.

MOVIE REVIEW: Trespass Against Us a 'tender' crime film

Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson in a scene from the movie Trespass Against Us.

Tough British film about criminal clan proves touching

Crocodile, hippo fears as I'm A Celeb filming hit by flooding

Flooding hits the set of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

Fears crocodiles and hippos could infiltrate I'm A Celeb camp

Small screen users make switch to smaller screens

In this photo taken Oct. 16, 2013, a girl plays Supercelll's Hay Day game on an iPad. The Finnish 'Clash of Clans' mobile game maker Supercell said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, it plans to launch its third game next month on a tide of soaring revenues and profits. The new game, 'Boom Beach,' will be launched in March. It's been tested in Canada and Australia, ranking fifth in both countries' iPhone app store lists, according to the company. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Milla Takala)  FINLAND OUT

The digital age generation makes the switch

Nadia visits Coast to escape Married At First Sight drama

Married At First Sight's Nadia Stamp takes a breather from the show's drama at Mooloolaba.

MAFS bride unwinds on the Coast ahead of commitment ceremony

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Massive seaside development of 3200 lots

DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE: The masterplan for the proposed Elliott Heads Estate.

"There's nothing else left along the coastline of Queensland now"

Potential home buyers punished for doing the 'right thing'

Should I go to university or buy a house?

50 more high rise buildings planned for Brisbane CBD

Height limits have been scrapped for Brisbane CBD

800,000 more people expected to work in city over next 20 years

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!