This week we caught up with Jess Howell after she was awarded second place in the 2020 Charleston International Talent Show Competition. Jess has been working with the Wingecarribee Vocal Muster a not-for-profit organisation assisting secondary school music students in the Wingecarribee, Wollondilly and Goulburn Mulwaree shires.
I started playing guitar about 7 years ago. I didn’t start singing until I joined the school choir 4 years ago. Soon after I started busking and realised I loved performing. I’ve been playing gigs in cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs and other venues ever since.
Recently I entered the Charleston International Music School 2020 Talent Show competition. I submitted two songs that I performed from a Wingecarribee Vocal Muster virtual concert. I won second place in the 15-20 year-olds section, with my competition being mostly older, university-trained musicians with extensive portfolios.
Massive thanks to everyone involved including Richard Lane, Aaron Thorp and many others!
Led by Richard Lane the Wingecarribee Vocal Muster’s goal is to find, support and encourage emerging vocal talent from local high schools and give them the opportunity to share their passion. A big part of this program is offering paid performance opportunities that encourage the singers to value their skills. If you would like to support Wingecarribee Vocal Muster and book a gig at your venue or space please contact Richard Lane.
See Jess in her award winning performance below. Check out the whole United in Care Concert featuring performers from the Wingecarribee Vocal Muster. Look out for the Wingecarribee Shire Council Community Christmas Carols online tonight at 7pm. See link Below.