Cuty if Gosnells grant helps Southern River College student make impact on music scene


Imogen Lau. Picture: Jon Hewson
Imogen Lau. Picture: Jon Hewson

GOSNELLS resident Imogen Lau is starting to make headways in the music industry at just 14 years of age.

The Southern River College student’s song All Those Lies Fall In earned a place in the finals of the Indigenous component of Triple J’s Unearthed High.

It was all made possible for the Year 9 student after she received an Ignite Music Grant, which enabled her to record at the SoundLab digital studio.

The 14-year-old said she wanted to be a role model for people in the community.

“I am grateful for all the support and I feel very special and one step closer to the dream,” he said.

“I am hoping by the end of the year to release an album and get it up and running in iTunes and Spotify.” She could not believe how much people liked her new song.

“I am absolutely gobsmacked, it is really hard to believe people like something you create and keep liking it for a long time,” she said.

“I couldn’t image not listening to music all the time.

“I play around with the ukulele and need a connection with an instrument, otherwise I feel crazy.”

Other young musicians from the City of Gosnells are invited to apply for an Ignite Music Grant.

The grants are available for local musicians aged 12 to 24 and recipients will receive eight hours of free studio time at SoundLab.

Applications for Ignite Music Grants close on November 30.

For more information call 9397 3121 or email youth@gosnells.wa.gov.au.

SoundLab Music Crew meets on Wednesdays during the school term from 3.30pm to 6pm. Call 9397 3000 for more.

The Triple J Unearthed High Indigenous initiative and gave the best Indigenous act ongoing mentorship with a leading manager from the Australian Association of Artist managers, and a song writing workshop at their school through the APRA AMCOS Songmakers program.