THE BAND: Amelia Kase with Stephanie Quinlan on bass, Logan Brewster on drums and James Gordon on guitar.
THE BAND: Amelia Kase with Stephanie Quinlan on bass, Logan Brewster on drums and James Gordon on guitar. Allan Reinikka Rokablues

CQ musician Amelia Kase is getting groove on at bigger gigs

AMELIA Kase's singing career started at home, putting on performances for her mum and dad as a kid.

Amelia would sit her family down, and shout "are you ready on the show?"

"It doesn't make any sense, but that's what I'd always say before my shows," Amelia laughed.

The 21-year-old has been on the music scene in Central Queensland for years, and is now tackling some of her biggest gigs to date.

While Amelia can be found singing in pubs around the region, she'll hit the main stage with her band at the Agnes Blues and Roots Festival later this month.

And the university student couldn't be more excited about the opportunity.

"It's awesome to be playing at the Agnes Festival this year, because I knew of the festival and emailed them last year but it was a bit late so we got put on a side stage," Amelia said.

"(The organisers) liked us and gave us a gig at the Gladstone Harbour Festival, and now we've made it onto the main stage at the Agnes Festival (this year)."

Amelia Kase and the Groove Traders will play a set at the four-day festival, with hopes the gig will lead to bigger music opportunities.

While she's flat out playing gigs, Amelia is making a move to Mackay to complete for Masters in music at CQUniversity.

For now Amelia will hit the Agnes Festival and will play at the Musos Blackboard Night at the Criterion Hotel on Monday night.

The singer is hoping to finish her first CD this year and continue with her professional singer career, with singing her main passion in life.

"I want a career singing; there's no back up plan," Amelia said.

"I love entertaining people."

AGNES BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL

  • WHERE: SES Grounds, Agnes Water
  • WHEN: Thursday February 27 - Sunday March 2
  • DETAILS: Acts include Weathered, La Mont, Pandamic, Zephyr Project, Kate Leahy & Band and many more
  • TICKETS: For tickets and information visit agnesbluesandroots.com.au


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