Meadow Springs ukulele player and singer Brooke Bugeja a star in the making

Brooke Bugeja at home
with her ukulele. Picture: Jon Hewson   d465603
Brooke Bugeja at home with her ukulele. Picture: Jon Hewson d465603

MEADOW Springs student Brooke Bugeja could well be a star in the making.

The self-taught ukulele player has a unique voice and a passion for the music industry.

It’s an unusual instrument for a teenager to play but the Year 10 John Tonkin College student, and youngest of three daughters, says she likes to be different and do things that set her apart.

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About a year ago she borrowed a ukulele from a family friend, enjoyed playing it and then bought her own.

Since then, the 15-year-old has taught herself to play and been in demand at school assemblies and other events.

She recently performed in Scarborough.

Apart from a huge response from family, friends and the public, after uploading her video clip to Facebook two music producing companies contacted her and are keen to work with her in developing a demo tape.

Brooke will perform at weekly Discovery Nights at venues across Perth for the next couple of months.

Brooke got through to the first round of The Voice in Perth a couple of years ago.

She also plays netball for the Silverettes, works part-time at a local eatery, studies, runs blog BBmusic on Facebook and would like to learn the piano and guitar.

“It also helps when you have great parents,’’ the busy teenager said.