Helena College student nominated for WAM Song of the Year

Helena College student nominated for WAM Song of the Year

HELENA College student Calvin Bennett and his duo Farraday’s Cage have been nominated for the WAM Song of the Year Under-14 category.

The guitar-playing songwriter, of Darlington, who also plays keyboard and drums, attracted the attention of judges with his original song Meaning of Life.

Calvin’s mum Elodie said the WAM nomination topped off a round of wins for the young musicians, who recently recorded their first EP.

“This is great news because it means their song was heard by around 60 industry judges nationally and overseas,” she said.

Farraday’s Cage won the City of Joondalup Defeat the Beat 2017 competition at Hillary’s Bar120 in April after finishing first in the first battle of the bands event Scholarpalooza 2017 and performing at Hyperfest earlier this year.

Farraday’s Cage recently featured on RTRFM and in October last year the duo performed on Telethon. They will return to the Police Commissioner’s Bright Blue charity dinner in July to perform a second time at Sandalford Estate event in the Swan Valley.

Calvin has played the guitar since he was six years old and has weekly guitar lessons with Andrew Neve at the Hills School of Music in Midland.

Calvin’s singing partner Farraday Tween, who is also 13, attends Lake Joondalup Baptist College and the teenagers have been performing together for more than a year.

For more news about Farraday’s Cage, visit their Facebook page.