Brittany Elise and Sarah Savannah crowned the Gympie Music Muster’s NAB Talent Search Winners For 2022!
Powerhouse singer-songwriter, Brittany Elise has been crowned the Gympie Music Muster’s NAB Talent Search Winner 2022 in the open category, following her captivating performance at The Dodge Tavern at the four-day Queensland festival on Sunday, August 28.
Elise said in part on Facebook, “I am just so grateful to anyone who has believed in me. I just cannot believe that amongst such incredible talent I was crowned the winner. I’m probably going to cry, I’m just so excited. Dreams don’t happen overnight, they’re a lifetime in the making. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for following my story, following my journey, supporting my songs. Here’s to the big future that’s coming, I absolutely cannot wait.”
As part of her prize, she will be heading off to Nashville, USA, with mentoring and performance opportunities, and industry networking sessions.
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Brisbane’s Sarah Savannah was crowned the winner in the junior category (12-17 years).
Savannah captioned, “So excited to announce I won the Junior Section of the Gympie Music Muster Talent Search. A very big massive huge thanks to Mothertone! Congrats to open winner Brittany Elise, your songs were incredible! I am pictured here with ”my” spectacular band. Thanks guys, I could not have done it without you! You made our songs sound amazing!”
The Muster Talent Search has a history of 30 years supporting musicians and is responsible for helping launch the careers of Mark O’Shea from the duo O’Shea, sisters Brooke and Sam McClymont from The McClymonts, Drew McAlister, Ruby Gilbert and Brooke Schubert.
Committed to the development of musicians seeking a career in the music industry, the talent search program offers prizes and provides a platform for the musicians to develop their talent, make connections and showcase their abilities in a professional setting and on a big stage.
Elise was also a Toyota Star Maker finalist earlier this year, which was awarded to Max Jackson.
Her current single Feel The Fire was co-written with David Carter from Carter and Carter and produced alongside Adrian Hannan. Its title refers to the too-often ignored, passion and ambition that stirs within many of us.
Feel The Fire follows her single Sunshine Hurricane, which peaked at #35 on the Countrytown Hot 50 Country Airplay Chart, where it remained for an impressive four months. Before that her 2021 release, Find Your Music, peaked at #16, where it also remained for four months.
The powerhouse singer-songwriter was also a finalist at the 2021 Gympie Music Muster and nominated in four categories at the 2022 Australian Independent Country Music Awards for ‘Female Artist’, ‘New Female Artist’, ‘Single of the Year’ and ‘Film Clip of the Year’. She was also shortlisted as a finalist for the Patti McKinnon ‘Up and Coming Artist’ Award.
Elise is currently working on her second album. It’ll follow Something More (launched in Nashville and at sold out shows throughout Queensland, NSW, and Victoria), which debuted at #2 on the Australian iTunes Country Charts and #20 on the all genres chart. Its subsequent singles Another Day, Something More, Pit Stop and Dorothy May also charted.
Elise is also a penchant for philanthropy. Working with her local women's shelter, she started ‘Raise Your Voice’ – a concert to empower female singer songwriters and supporters. This year’s sold-out show donated all of its proceeds towards the shelter.
Keep up to date with Brittany Elise and follow her on Facebook here.