RPP FM local radio’s ‘roving reporter’ Debra Mar was out and about this week to attend The Voice Frankston launch to officially open the 2015 competition, proudly in it’s third successful year.
Marketing and Business Development Manager of Hey Dee Ho & Fun-key Music, Nicole Simpson addressed the guests detailing how The Voice Frankston came to be after recognizing extraordinary talent in and around Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. and the need for a platform to encourage performers.
Nicole said, “The Voice Frankston highlights the amazing local talent offering a platform to showcase the best voices.” She added, “It’s also an opportunity to get people together and feel proud. This is something very positive and uplifting for Frankston. ”
Jenny Wilkinson, founder of The Voice Frankston said, “This year will introduce four restricted age categories opening up more opportunities.”:
Up to 12 years
13 – 22 years
The Voice Frankston has also introduced mentoring and coaching sessions for performers, offering feedback, advice and aiding them in with the competition process.
Cash prizes proudly donated by Bendigo Bank and Croc’s Play Centre & Café Frankston Power Centre and others total a prize pool of $10,000.
Last year’s winner in the previous under 16’s category and occasional special guest on various RPP FM programs, 14 year old Fox de Roche-Jarrett sang on the night performing his own song ‘Rosey Cheeks’. When asked about his win and inspiration for his song he said, “The Voice Frankston has given me more confidence, like…you grow to be better and I practise every day. My ‘Rosey Cheeks’ song just came to me.”
Sian Crowe, last year’s winner in the Adult category, now in Year 12 who performed Etta James famous song ‘At Last’ said, “It’s been a fantastic experience and The Voice Frankston is a perfect opportunity to find your talent.”
Other winners of categories also performed on the night.
A total of 25 acts will go through to the semi-finals on 6 September ahead of the Grand Final on 13 September.
The Voice Frankston 2015 competition is officially. If you have talent and would like a ‘shot’ in the entertaining industry or just want to share your singing passion APPLY HERE http://www.funkeymusic.com.au/page/thevoiceapplication Entry date closes Tuesday, 25 August 2015.
Channel 31 will again film this year's event and RPP FM local radio, an integral part of The Voice Frankston as a media partner will broadcast the Grand Final live to air on 98.7FM & 98.3FM Frankston. Check out past performers in the competition http://frankston.tv/category/the-voice-of-frankston-2014/
Thank you to Jenny, Nicole and their hard working team to give local performers this fabulous opportunity to showcase their talent!
Words Debra Mar
Photography Rab Siddhi
Pictured: Young 14 year old Fox de Roche-Jarrett, 2014 winner of the Under 16's category singing his own song 'Rosey Cheeks', Sian Crowe, Winner of the Adult category performing Etta James' At Last hit and Jenny Wilkinson, founder of The Voice Frankston enjoying the launch of the 2015 The Voice Frankston
Written by: RPP FM Helper