A dozen Rockhampton musos face the fRETfEST judging panel
IT WAS a yes for Rockhampton muso Lachlan Farr.
A bit nervous for his first go, he finally got into the swing of things once he got a bit of handy advice from music talent scout Al Buchan, from Gold Coast-based talent agency fRETfEST.
He told Lachlan to slow down when he spoke into the microphone. That way, the pauses would get more of an audience reaction.
Once that was down-pat, Lachlan let his singing and his guitar-playing do the talking.
Once his performance was over, Al agreed to take on Lachlan to try to further his musical career.
Lachlan was yesterday among a handful of aspiring Rockhampton musos auditioning to get a foot in the door to the national music industry through Al's agency, which picked up the likes of Tom Busby.
Among the many auditionees was TJ Hollis, who played his own song dedicated to men who were fathers.
TJ is well-known throughout Rockhampton music circles because he often plays gigs at Rocky and Capricorn Coast pubs and bar venues.
Al said no to him at first, but when TJ toned down his second song, Al changed his mind.
Following the auditions yesterday at the Rockhampton PCYC, those who were selected took part in a concert at 7pm.