John Curtin College students to perform at Fairbridge Festival with Satarvo

John Curtin College students to perform at Fairbridge Festival with Satarvo

A GROUP of music-loving teenagers will get to perform at one of WA’s biggest festivals after taking out a local competition.

John Curtin College of the Arts trio Charlie Bray, Claudia Tero and Elliot Robinson are members of quintet Satarvo, which took out the 16-18 year old craft category at the recent Fairbridge Festival Quest at Clancy’s Fish Pub.

The group will now get to perform their song Father at this month’s Fairbridge Festival in Pinjarra.

Claudia said the song was written about her grandfather.

“My grandfather has recently been ill and I wrote the song after visiting with my granddad and thinking more about the memories that I had with him over my childhood and the time I spend with him now,” she said.

“Winning was so unexpected and so exciting for us.

“We have been playing together since we were in Year 6, just hanging out on a Saturday afternoon and this is our first competition as a band and the first public performance as a band, so to be named winners was exhilarating.”

Charlie said while their performance went well enough for them to win the competition, they did have a hiccup that could have derailed the whole thing.

“We had a bit of an incident just before the show where we lost our pre-recorded loops from our loop pedal,” he said.

“We hurriedly had to run around Fremantle to find a power outlet so we could re-record to the loop pedal.

“Luckily we ran into this cafe and asked them if we could use a power outlet and record our loop and they were willing to let us do that and then get back in time for our set.”The Fairbridge Festival is on from April 21 to 24.