Bicton teen scores WAM Award nomination with first song


Bicton’s Sienna Eddy at the May 16 WA Music Awards, being announced May 16, for her track I Rise. Picture: Jon Hewson d482072
Bicton’s Sienna Eddy at the May 16 WA Music Awards, being announced May 16, for her track I Rise. Picture: Jon Hewson d482072

TALENTED teen Sienna Eddy has stepped out from behind the covers and announced herself with a bang.

The 15-year-old Bicton local is a finalist for the 2017-18 WA Music Awards, with her debut track I Rise earning her a nomination in the “Schools 14 and Under” category.

The nod to her work is even more impressive when you consider it is her debut track.

“I’m absolutely thrilled,” she told Community News after a workshop at Wesley College.

“I’m really happy with we’re I’m at at the moment.

“I don’t expect to win but it would be pretty incredible.

“For my first ever song, that response would be really nice.”

She said the track was about having the courage to step out of your comfort zone.

She co-wrote it with vocal coach Sonja D’Anne and Peter Renzullo, director of the film Anticipation.

“There has only been positive feedback,” the St Hildas St Hilda’s Anglican School student said.

Eddy, who will travel to the USA on a mentorship program in July, is among three local acts nominated.

Palmyra band Bolt Gun landed two nominations.

Man is Wolf to Man Part 1 is nominated in the experimental category, up against songs from Feeding I Ear, Intenso, Samarobryn and Tangled Thoughts of Leaving.

Part 2 is in the running for the Heavy/Metal award, with tracks from Make Them Suffer, Nucleust, Odditry, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving and Ultra Sound also in the running.

Willagee act MFG was nominated in the Jazz category.

Its track Tony Umbridge, taken from the album People, Places, Lizards, is among five finalists including 457 World Jazz, Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group, Harry Mitchell and Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble.

Winners will be announced on May 16 at the Fly by Night’s Victoria Hall on High Street, Fremantle.

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