Thelma Plum is an incredibly talented seventeen year old singer-songwriter from Brisbane. She is the winner of our National Indigenous Music Awards competition and will be flown to perform at the awards in Darwin on August 11.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
I've been singing and writing music ever since I can remember, one day I decided to pick up a guitar and I suppose the rest just followed.
You’re the winner of our National Indigenous Music Awards competition. What most excites you about being flown to Darwin to play the awards?
Everything! I am super excited to be playing alongside some amazing artists that I have been listening to since I was a child. I think I may be a little bit starstruck when I get there.
Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the Brisbane music community that inspire you.
Brisbane music scene has always been my favourite. So many talented artists and people. I'm very lucky to have a supportive network of friends that are involved in the music industry around me. Steve Grady is a friend I play with sometimes who inspired me to start playing in the first place, I remember the first time I heard him play I wanted to be just like him! Brett Wood who runs Starving Kids has had a huge impact on my music career so far, he was actually my principal in year 11 and 12 too!
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
"Always listen to what your parents say". All the time there is something that I am stuck with and my parents give me great advice.. even if I don't agree with it at the time, then I always look back and think "Man I wish I listened to my parents".
What’s coming up in 2012?
Lots and lots and lots! The single and EP can be expected! Woohoo!
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