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Sunday, June 26, 2011

[NEWS] Ladyhawke niece sings a winner, wins Miley Cyrus tickets

The singing Masterton niece of charting star Ladyhawke is to wing her way to a Miley Cyrus concert in Sydney after winning a nationwide video contest.
Solway Primary School pupil Georgia Bain, 10, said her father Matthew had encouraged her to pen and perform the lyrics for a 30-second video song about why she should get to see her favourite artist Miley Cyrus at the Acer Theatre in Sydney on Monday night.
Her grandfather Frank Bain, a veteran Masterton musician and music teacher, lay down a melody for the video, which her dad shot and submitted to the Pick Me contest on The Erin Simpson Show that screens for children on TV2 every weekday afternoon.
Writing, singing and shooting the 30-second video was not difficult, Georgia said, as she is a genuine fan of the young American singer, who is the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus, of Achy Breaky Heart fame.
“I sing about reading all her books and seeing all her shows and it’s true, I have. And how my Miley duvet cover matches my clothes, because it does.”
Georgia said her mother Angela, like her grandfather, has a musical lineage and her aunt, Pip Brown – aka Ladyhawke – has been told of the win and passed on her congratulations.
The song she helped to compose and the starring role in the music video, Georgia said, were her first after only ever singing around the family home and at school.
Nicola Eaton, spokeswoman for The Erin Simpson Show, said the winning video beat about 200 entries from across New Zealand.
Georgia would be interviewed via Skype after she returned from the concert, Ms Eaton said, and the winning video is available to view on TV2 On Demand and You Tube.

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