Wanneroo singer Sydnee harbours dream: Road to Discovery music competition

Talented local vocalist Sydnee Carter.
Talented local vocalist Sydnee Carter.

WANNEROO singer Sydnee Carter has made it to the semi-finals of the national Road to Discovery music competition.

The 17-year-old Sacred Heart College student is one of 11 aspiring singer songwriters to make it to this stage of the program, which aims to develop and launch the music careers of up and coming Australians.

Carter, who describes her sound as contemporary indie, folk, alternative, pop and acoustic, said she was “extremely privileged and so excited” to get to the semi-finals.

“All the songs on my EP are self-written and are inspired by personal experiences, based around friendships and relationships,” she said.

The 11 hopefuls will head to Melbourne to take part in a three-day mentoring boot camp hosted by artists, producers and managers, where they will help the semi-finalists develop their understanding of the Australian music industry.

“This phase of the program is so exciting because I will get to perform my original songs with the Road to Discovery band in front of many influential industry leaders,” Carter said.

From the camp, seven artists will go through to the grand final in November.

Two winners will receive a $15,000 music development fund and a trip to the US.

Previous winners include Jessica Mauboy (2003), Harry Hookey (2012) and Melody Pool (2013).