By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on November 10, 2017
ALBANY musician Carla Geneve has made her hometown proud by winning Best Regional Act at last week’s West Australian Music Awards night in Perth.
The storytelling folk lyricist and songstress has been singing and strumming away on her guitar since she was 12, and says it was her family and high school music program that helped guide her towards her successful folk/rock music career.
“Dad was always playing his guitar and singing when I was a kid,” Geneve said.
“I took piano lessons for a while too, but then focused on guitar and singing, and that’s when I realised how much I loved music.
“I went to ASHS (Albany Senior High School) and they have a fantastic music program, which gave us heaps of opportunities to perform and play together in bands, and that definitely encouraged me to pursue music as a career.”
Geneve’s work ethic has taken her across the state, performing at Mojos in Fremantle, the Nannup Music Festival, the Fairbridge Festival and the forthcoming WAMFest.
She was also one of 10 artists to be selected to record an original track for the Sounds of the Great Southern project earlier in the year, which helped her gain valuable exposure.
“It was fantastic,” Geneve said of the West Australian Music project.
“Everything WAM does is the best, and Sounds of the Great Southern was great in bringing together Great Southern artists.
“Being able to record in a studio is not something regional artists usually get, so it was a great opportunity.
“There’s a lot going on in the WA music industry at the moment, and that’s super inspiring.”
You can check out Geneve’s tunes at soundcloud.com/carla-geneve.