We have our top 10 finalists!
We're excited to announce our top 10 finalists proceeding to the Final & Awards Night at Glen Street Theatre on Friday 7 May are...
- Brooke McLachlan
- Chloe Tyrrell
- Dhara Cullen
- Gemma Willis
- Georgie Lyons
- Little Icaro
- Seanos and Daisy
- The Pocket Cookers
- The Rions
- Tilli Kay
Watch their online performance below along with all the other amazing performances by the talented young musicians who entered this year's competition.
Final & Awards Night
Come and watch the Northern Composure Unplugged competition finalists as they battle it out for cash and prizes live at Glen Street Theatre on Friday 7 May, 7pm.
Voting for the Audience Choice Award has now closed. Find out who won our Audience Choice & Most Viewed Awards at the Final & Awards Night!
Annabel Bates, 16
I have a great love for listening and singing to jazz, soul and rock music. My main inspirations for the music I write and sing are taken from Amy Winehouse and Freddie Mercury, both of different styles that I admire and look up to. I aspire to have a long music career, hopefully with many chances to keep writing and performing my music.
Brooke McLachlan, 16
It’s always been my dream to have a career as a singer and songwriter. From a really young age I’ve always been in love with music and performing. I started singing around the age of 8 and wrote my first full song at the age of 13. I’m 16 years old now and feel more strongly than ever about my passion for music. I hope to one day make it in the industry and be able to share my story and songs and connect with people around the world who share my love for music.
Chloe Tyrrell, 18
My inspirations are Elton John and Queen as they both have their own musical identity which is completely different from other artists. I aspire to not exactly be like them but be musically different and have my own sound like they do. I mainly play little gigs here and there although I have performed at “a day for the beaches” which was run by ocean alley.
Dhara Cullen, 13
Dhara has been playing the harp since three years old. She has also taught herself to play a little bit of ukulele and djembe and has in the last few years started exploring the world of singing. She loves to perform any opportunities given and also busks regularly around the Northern Beaches.
Dos & Limos, 15
Dos is an elite guitarist & Mos can sing, play guitar and hit the cajon. Our inspiration is Surf's Up. Hopes & aspirations are to win this comp & maybe release a few songs one day.
Emily Jones, 17
Music is a way of looking into your soul and pulling at the deepest parts of you. It’s a beauty paired with heartache that has the power to make its audience feel and connect with themselves and the world around them. I sing because I believe that broken things can be healed.
Gaia Ludwig, 17
Northern beaches born I grew up by the ocean shores, surrounded by surf and a lot of music, which is deeply ingrained within my blood. From a family of musicians Music is a huge part of my life. I have spent time finding my own sound, choosing to lean into a wider array of sounds and styles to tell my stories, experiences that really allow me to flourish into my own musical space.
Gemma Willis, 14
My name is Gemma, I’m 14 and in year 10. I love singing and writing songs. I love to play piano, guitar and saxophone. I one day hope to become a successful singer/songwriter.
Georgie Lyons, 17
Ever since i was little, i have had the biggest passion for singing and performing! I picked up guitar a couple of years ago, now doing gigs at restaurants+ cafes when i can, busking in local areas and constantly learning and playing!
Josh Evans, 16
Josh Evans is a singer, pianist, and emerging songwriter whose music is mostly in the pop ballad tradition. Josh studied singing for about six years at the Sydney Vocal Arts School under Mitchell Kwanten and principal Margi Cohen. Josh has studied piano for over ten years along with acting and dancing courses. Josh would like to make a career out of performance and song writing and has been grateful for the many talented and inspirational teachers and performers that have supported this dream so far.
Josie Bakker, 17
Josie is a 17 year old singer-songwriter who has been performing and creating music for the past 6 years. She wrote her first song when she was 12, just starting singing lessons and realising that this was a huge dream of hers. In future, she hopes to travel, tour the world, attend university overseas and expand more in her writing by meeting other musicians and artists.
Little Ícaro, 18
Ciaran has always held a deep passion for music and a strong belief in its power to elicit healing and change. Heavily inspired by artists like Shakey Graves and The Dodos he has developed an expressive and articulate playing style, and approaches the world with a hope that his music has something to offer.
Monique Raso, 15
I have been grateful enough to sing at weddings, cooperate events, selected into the Arts unit Solo Vocal camp and NSW state choir, taken part in numerous eisteddfods and fortunate to have won Sydney Eisteddfod Junior Singer of the year in 2019, as well as Stage Door Online Competition in 2020. In my spare time, I love going into the studio and working hard recording my originals, to build up my EP.
Ozzy Smith, 13
Ozzy is a talented singer, musician, professional actress & dancer and is currently studying Music, Dance and Drama at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. "My goal is to be on Broadway (with a performing arts degree). Dance, Music and Performance is where I feel most happy. It is how I express & live through the ups & downs of life, I love to inspire others through my songs"
Rachael Lin, 18
Rachael is a passionate musician who aims to share this passion with the world. She strongly believes in the comforting and universal power of music, and loves nothing more than to indulge in this, both privately and publicly. She is enthusiastic to create music that is engaging, exciting, and deeply moving.
Sam & Alex, 15
Inspirations are Lime Cordiale, Dean Lewis and Passenger. Our hope is to do some busking in the future and get close to winning this contest. We came close last year although we made it to 13th out of 30.
Seanos & Daisy, 17
Seanos writes, produces, plays guitar, piano and sings. Daisy plays Piano, drums, ukulele and Cajon. Both inspired by artists like Silverchair and Rag'n' Bone Man and Toto. Daisy and Seanos wish to have some sort of career in music in the future because they cant see themselves with out music in thier lifetime.
Summer Moger, 15
I am a singer songwriter from Narrabeen with a passion for music. I have been singing for as long as I can remember and have been wanting to perform and share my love for music and thought this would be a great opportunity! In the future, I aspire to be a performing singer and recording artist.
The Pocket Cookers, 19
Caleb Miller (keyboardist/vocalist for local band Pocket Mammoth) and Murray Gain (Guitarist/vocalist for local band The Cookers) have come together in this one-off instance to form the dynamic duo; The Pocket Cookers. Blending jazz/funk with indie rock, they're out to both simultaneously relax and shock audiences; both hot and cold, angry and chill, an ultimate yin and yang of emotion.
The Rions, 18
From their origins at a school talent quest to amassing over 500,000 streams on Spotify/Apple Music with debut singles ‘Sadie’, ‘Halfway Out’ and new song ‘Head Still Hurts’, The Rions (like Lions) show no signs of slowing down. The 4 teenagers from Sydney’s Northern Beaches have their mind set on changing the world with their music, and they seem to be on the right path judging by the fan frenzy socials and triple J Unearthed.
The Scrabble Rats, 16
Issy has been part of 7 amateur musicals had a principle role in 3 of them. Both Millie and Issy have been part of Mackellar's gifted and talented music program from years 7-10. Competing in northern composure before, Ben is a guitarist and vocalist who has been writing original songs for over two years. Allana has taken part in the Loreto music festival every year. With all four of us being self-taught musicians we would love to perform gigs in order to improve our skills individually and as a band.
Tilli Kay, 16
I’m a singer/songwriter from the Northern Beaches. I was a finalist in the 2019 Northern Composure Comp and I absolutely loved the experience and exposure. I’ve continued to write songs and love performing my music along the Northern Beaches. You can often find me singing with my guitar or on keys in my spare time and I love immersing myself in all things music.
Zigi Lerae, 16
I’m a 16 year old singer/ songwriter and I plan on being a musician as a career. I’ve already got music out on all streaming platforms and more is on the way! I love to perform and to work with others too. Being on stage is my happy place and I grew up surrounded by other musicians who have inspired me to play.
1st Place - $500 cash, $500 Mona Vale Music product voucher, Perfect Pitch Marketing & Publicity Package PLUS an opportunity to perform at Taste of the Beaches 2021 in May.
2nd Place - $250 cash, $250 Mona Vale Music product voucher
3rd Place - $150 cash, $150 Mona Vale Music product voucher
Audience Choice (Online) - $200 cash, $100 Mona Vale Music product Voucher
Most Viewed (Online) - $100 cash courtesy of Northern Beaches Youth Bands
Junior Encouragement - $100 Mona Vale Music product voucher
All Finalists - KALOF Gift Pack
All Entrants receive a copy of their filmed song