Songs That Made Me will bring together some of Australia’s finest songstresses to discover and nurture local female talent in Mackay, Mount Isa and Gladstone. Designed to empower and support female singer-songwriters, the program involves a unique mentorship and performance experience alongside signature artists Deborah Conway, Clare Bowditch and Hannah Macklin.

This program will kick off in June when the selected singer-songwriters from each region will participate in a mentoring workshop in their hometown with Katie Noonan and music educator Leigh Carriage.

They will also receive mentoring from local talent: Megan Sarmardin in Mount Isa, Kristin Berardi in Mackay, and Hayley Marsten in Gladstone.

Tivoli, Brisbane: 16 July 2017