Telstra Road to Discovery win for WA’s Teischa Jones
After a nationwide search to uncover the very best aspiring musicians in Australia, Teischa Jones, 17 from Jolimont in WA, and Loren Kate have been crowned the winners of the 2014 Telstra Road to Discovery talent development program.
Teischa and Loren Kate have each won a $15,000 music development package, a return trip to the United States to perform at the Americana Music Festival, access to some of the country’s biggest names in music as well as swag of local gigs.
The announcement was made by Telstra Director of Digital Media and Content, Adam Good, on stage at the Grand Final event at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne last night, following performances from headline act The Preatures and the top 10 finalists. “The judges have been hugely impressed by Teischa and Loren Kate whose hard work and determination is certainly paying off, they have an exciting future ahead of them,” Mr Good said.
Teischa is a promising new talent from Perth who has created her own unique style of acoustic and vibrant music. The young singer/songwriter has already built a strong fan-base in Perth during her short time on the music scene. “I’m very appreciative of the support from the artists and the amazing Telstra Road team. The prize money will go towards recording and getting my music out there.”
The top 10 finalists were Gordi (aka Sophie Payten, 21, Canowindra NSW), Reuben Koops (21, Launceston TAS), Loren Kate (30, Aldinga SA), Asch-Rose Steadman (23, Sandgate QLD), Joe Mungovan (20, Kiama NSW), Dylan Wright (21, Cronulla NSW), Hannah Rosa (22, Gordon Park QLD), Teischa (aka Teischa Jones (17, Jolimont WA), Riley Pearce (21, Dalkeith WA) and Larissa Tandy (38, Murchison VIC).