TWO Ellenbrook high school students have proved they are ones to watch in the music industry after their song was picked up by Triple J’s Unearthed.
Holy Cross College students John Topliss and Keilan Uren produced an original song titled Let Me Start Again as part of a national singer/songwriter competition for high schools.
Inspired by personal experiences of their older friends and their relationships, the budding musicians worked together to create the acoustic folk-inspired track as part of their Year 8 music elective.
Singer and guitarist John said making it big in the music industry would be a dream come true.
“I always like performing and would love to sell out a big stadium,” he said.
Keilan, who plays the drums and also sings, said while he wanted to continue making music, school was also a priority.
“I want to write some more songs so as to get some inspiration,” he said.
“My mum put on Pearl Jam and read me the lyrics so I could understand the song and the meaning.
“But I also want to keep my attention on my school work as well.”
Performing Arts teacher Chris McRae said the talented pair were a good fit.
“It started as each of them having a talent and when they paired up it was a good opportunity for them to bring their skills into the process,” he said.
“Watching them work together for eight to 10 weeks over the song writing was pretty cool to see.
“The students were excited to have a talent scout contact them, eager to hear more from the duo.”
Let Me Start Again is live and available to listen, download, share, rate and review on the Triple J Unearthed website.