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Local musicians take to Council’s virtual stage

The virtual stage is set for the region’s musical talents, with Council announcing the finalists for its local music competition Groovin’ from the Garage. 

 Throughout September, local musicians were invited to submit a video of themselves performing an original, unpublished song for the chance to be featured on Council’s online platforms and win great prizes. 

 Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said she was thrilled to see such great uptake of the competition, which showcases that its “the people that make it“.  

 “For the second year in a row, there’s been a fantastic response to this initiative receiving 21 submissions from a variety of artists right across the region,” Cr Maguire said. 

 “The Western Downs is an active, vibrant community and this program gives our local talents a platform to express their creativity and share that with the wider community. 

 Community members are now invited to help decide the winners by viewing the finalist’s submissions on Council’s Facebook platform Western Downs Invites You. 

“Those who place in the top three will win gift vouchers from local businesses to further promote the importance of buying local, as well as have the opportunity to perform live at a future Council Groovin’ in the Garden event.” 

 The finalists of the 2021 Groovin’ from the Garage competition are: 

  • Alison Dawn – Let It Burn
  • Amanda Marchant – Am I Just Trippin
  • Anderson Lane – A Good Man To Hold
  • Ann Fletcher – Before He Went To War
  • Gil Fraser – I Need Your Loving
  • Kadi Lillis – Coming Down
  • Leo Nel – Send Somebody
  • Mrs Klaud.e – Light Your Way
  • Nathan Pfeffer I Give Up
  • Not diAna – This Firestorm
  • Olivia Gilmour – Colours
  • Phillip Nigel Spies – Dog Without A Bone
  • Rachel Redlich – Thank You For The Memories
  • Western Downs SES (performed by Tanya Mudie & Steven Taylor) – Hand Of A Hero
  • Yvette Bracefield – Come Back To Me
  • Ziyra Marchant – It Must Be A Curse

 Finalists videos will be hosted on the ‘Western Downs Invites You’ page from Monday 18 October with voting to follow. Residents are encouraged to like and follow the page to keep across the competition. 

 For more information contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624) or visit 

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