Song comp finalists named

Dave Barrie.

The ‘Eumundi’s Pretty Good Song Competition’ received a phenomenal 240 entries, making it a tough task for judges who this week narrowed it down to the Top 5.

The five finalists were short-listed by the team at 92.7 Mix FM with support from the brew crew at Eumundi Brewery​​.

Head brewer (and music lover) Chris Sheehan says they were blown away with the number of entries and the calibre of songs entered in the competition.

“Music is clearly alive and well here on the Sunshine Coast,” says Chris. “The calibre and diversity of entries was truly remarkable, and shortlisting the entries to just five was no easy task.”

Chris explains that the task for the songwriters was to write and record a song that encapsulates the vibe of Eumundi and the hinterland groove.

“With the tagline for our brews being ‘It’s Pretty Good Here’, we wanted to celebrate that with a song that really speaks about why it’s so special,” Chris says.

The five finalists are:

DAN HORNE: Dan Horne is a foot stompin folk infused blues and roots one man troubadour, hailing from the Sunshine Coast Queensland. His music is uniquely catchy and when played live is notoriously entertaining.

ZEPHYR JENKINS: 20 year old musician from Kawana and is lead-singer of local band Toxic Fox. Zephyr’s writing and style of music is based around his own interpretation of personal experiences, and sits somewhere within the indie-rock genre.

TAYLOR MOSS: At 23 and with many years of experience (she entered the recording studio at just 15), Taylor has found her stride in the country arena. She has been a finalist in the Toyota Star Maker competition at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, has performed at the Gympie Muster and supported Jimmy Barnes!

DAVE BARRIE: Tewantin singer songwriter Dave Barrie is gearing up to release his debut album in 2020. After releasing two EPs and touring extensively throughout Australia and Europe, the multi instrumentalist has been bunkered down in Noosa’s own Jampot Studios. Influenced by a broad range of 1990’s and 2000’s pop rock, Dave’s first single Set in Stone will be out in March 2020.

TIM and SAM AITKEN: Local brothers Tim and Sam Aitken have been a constant fixture on the street corners of the Sunny Coast for many years. From busking in Eumundi to full band shows at Byron Bay Bluesfest, and with tunes that range from big ballads to banging pop, these guys are as diverse as the place they live.

The finalists will perform at a ticketed live broadcast hosted by 92.7 Mix FM announcers Todd and Sami on Saturday 8 February at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi (ticket details via 92.7 Mix FM). The winner will be announced on the day, taking home $10,000.

Members of the public are encouraged to visit the 92.7 Mix FM website (www.mixfm.com.au ) where they can listen to the Top 5 songs and vote for their favourite (which will help the judging panel make their final decision). Voters will also be in the running to win The Ultimate Imperial Hotel Prize Pack, which includes a $750 food and beverage package plus more!

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