Home' The Bunyip : August 13th 2014 Contents Page 28 "THE BUNYIP" GAWLER, Wednesday, August 13, 2014
emotional, sultry piano-based
sound has landed her a spot
in this year's N1 records devel-
opment program for original
The 22-year-old dark-pop
singer/songwriter hesitantly sub-
mitted her original works and has
since been signed up for what she
describes as an "amazing opportu-
The 12-month industry de-
velopment program, which runs
out of Northern Sound System in
conjunction with the City of Play-
ford and ArtsSA, gives local talent
an insight into what is required of
a professional artist and avenues to
showcase their music to wider au-
diences, including record labels.
"I hope that the N1 record pro-
cess is a good stepping-stone into
the industry," Conway said.
"I hope I get guidance into the
industry and that I can develop
good working relationships with
the people that I meet through
Based in Williamstown, this self-
taught musician has been honing
her skills over the past six years.
Her recently recorded original
ballads, inspired by music from
the '40s and '70s, have been de-
scribed as nostalgic and cinematic,
with vintage undertones.
"When I was younger I always
thought that being a singer/song-
writer would be amazing and I
have always loved writing poetry,"
"So I gave it a shot and started
turning those poems into songs.
"I would say a lot of it (her mu-
sic) is based around personal ex-
periences and relationships but I
am also inspired by different time
NSS training officer Nick
O'Connor acknowledges that the
music industry is a tough one to
break into, adding young musi-
cians need all the support they can
"Through the N1 records pro-
gram we have created a record
label experience which teaches lo-
cal talent the practical skills of the
music business," he said.
This year, those involved with
the program will attend Qmusic's
Bigsound Conference and Festival
in Brisbane, where Adelaide's Tkay
Maidza, Jimblah and Bad Dreems
will perform alongside Australia's
next generation artists.
Maidza was N1 record's flag-
ship artist and has achieved mas-
sive success, recently receiving the
Stigwood Fellowship from the
South Australian Government,
which will assist her in building a
national and international follow-
Maidza has already signed a
management deal and continues
to tour across Australia featuring
in festivals such as Groovin' the
Moo, Splendour in the Grass and
Listen Out, as well as getting regu-
lar airplay on national youth-radio
station Triple J.
"I think Tkay has set a very high
standard and is doing so well,"
"I strive to achieve the success
that she has had.
"I am not threatened by her suc-
cess, I am more driven."
-- Kimberley Pratt
Alexandra Conway is on the
road to pursuing her musical
ambitions after being recently
signed to N1 record's industry
PHOTO: Kimberley Pratt
A KERBSIDE green organics col-
lection service will be introduced in
the City of Playford next month to
make it easier for residents to put
their food scraps and organic garden
material to good use.
The fortnightly waste-collection
program will be funded through the
2014/15 budget and will occur on nor-
mal bin days on the alternate fortnight
to recycling bin collections.
Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said
this service will ensure garden and or-
ganic material is composted with mini-
mal effort from residents.
"The green organics will be collected
and professionally processed and recy-
cled into compost-based products such
as soil conditioner, mulches, garden soils
and potting mixes," Mayor Docherty
"Recycling green organics is a great
way to help our environment by saving
water, supporting food security and re-
ducing climate change."
In order for new residents to take up
the service they must first purchase a
240-litre green-lidded bin, then regis-
ter with the Northern Adelaide Waste
Management Authority and finally en-
sure their bin is kerbside each fortnight.
Refunds will be provided to existing
users of the service for the months of
September 2014 until March 2015.
"NAWMA will be writing to all regis-
tered properties during August advising
of the refund process and multiple op-
tions for obtaining your money back,"
Mayor Docherty said.
For further information, visit play-
ford.sa.gov.au/greenorganics or con-
tact NAWMA (1800 111 004 or
-- Kimberley Pratt
" GLENN DOCHERTY
organics is a great way to help
our environment by saving
water, supporting food security
and reducing climate change.
Happiness cycles into Playford
Playford teenagers will
get mobile today when
they each receive a bi-
cycle to help with their
Playford Council has
partnered up with the
Bicycle Network to en-
courage more than 300
teens to be active as part
of The Happiness Cycle
The teenagers will
be gifted a free bicycle,
which they will construct
themselves, along with
accessories including a
helmet, bike lock and
The initiative, to be
held at the Playford Civic
Centre, will feature com-
plimentary riding les-
sons, a light lunch and
transport of the teenag-
ers' new bikes back to
their respective schools.
chief executive Craig
Richards, said the Coca-
ported program increases
physical activity among
teenagers in the area, as
well as build life-long
habits and improve inde-
"Young people need
to be mobile in order
to be socially connected
(in addition to) build-
ing life-long habits," Mr
Children who are
physically active now are
active their whole life.
"Playford is a great
place to initiate this."
According to Mr
Richards, only one in
five teenagers ride bikes,
which is significantly
lower than in the past,
and two out of three
people do not get enough
Council was very en-
thusiastic about the ini-
tiative which will assist
the region's teenagers in
improving their physical
and social well-being.
Do you have Playford news to share with our readers?
Contact our Playford reporter Kimberley Pratt on 8522 1233
RIGHT: Playford Council
and Bicycle Network
will provide 300 bicycles
to teens as part of The
Happiness Cycle initiative.
PHOTO: Kimberley Pratt
people need to be
mobile in order to be
(in addition to )
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