Andrea won ABC Victoria’s ‘Play Apollo Bay’ songwriting competition with ‘Friday On My Mind 2′, a pensive sequel to the original Easybeats’ hit of the 1960s, penned by legendary songwriting duo Vanda & Young.
Melbourne based singer-songwriter Andrea Barnett is this year’s winner of ABC Victoria’s Play Apollo Bay songwriting competition. ABC Melbourne Evenings presenter Derek Guille, manager of ABC Dig music Tony Walker and Apollo Bay Music Festival Director Caroline Moore selected the winner from over 100 entries. This year we asked entrants to write a song about change, which forms part of the festival’s Finding a Voice through the Arts project and we also encouraged reference to Vanda & Young, another festival theme.
Caroline Moore, Festival Director, says “This song travels nicely, is well crafted and is beautiful. Andrea covered both of the entry criteria and we look forward to having her as part of the 2011 Apollo Bay Music Festival”.
Andrea will perform her winning song at a special candlelight concert on the Saturday night of the festival along with Rob Hirst, Rebecca Barnard, David Hosking, Audrey Auld and others. She also gets to perform her own set at the Sessions Bar 330pm Sunday 10th April (located within the ABC Radio stage). She joins a festival lineup of over 70 acts including Washington, Rosie Flores, Peter Rowan bluegrass band and many more…