CVS Emerging Artist Mentor Program

Welcome to Cairns Voice Studio Emerging Artist Mentor Program.

This program was inspired by the amount of fabulous talent we have in Cairns and regional FNQ.

The purpose of this program is to facilitate and mentor emerging artists, to create a solid foundation for career pathways and sustainability in the music and performing arts industry.

This is achieved through mentoring and coaching by key industry professionals, performance opportunities through collaborations and professional music industry networks, festivals, awards, recording, brand awareness and business.

Keesha Mclean has extensive industry experience, in particular, mentoring and collaborating for bespoke artist pathways and continues to develop and maintain key industry networks and partnerships for the future of the Emerging Artist Mentor Program and sustainability of our music and performing arts industry in regional FNQ.

For further information or meet Keesha to discuss further, please don't hesitate to email

Current Emerging Artists

Maggie Slater (TANKS Unplugged, TANKS Up Late, Support act for Kate-Miller Heidke, Festival 2018, Cairns Close Contact Music Industry, Balcony TV, Cairns Cultural Services, Big Sister Studios, Neck Of The Wood Festival Townsville, Neighbourhood Sessions, Cairns Festival);

 'Legends Of Perhaps', Amber Farnan (QMusic Award Finalist 2018, BIG SKY GIRLS Mentor program through QMusic, Sugar Rush Music and Sony, Support act for award winning Leanne Tennant, Festival 2018, Busby Marou Mentorship, Balcony TV, Cairns Close Contact Music Industry, Cairns Cultural Services, Queensland Symphony Songwriting Collaboration, Amnesty International Songwriting Award, Palm Creek Folk Festival, Emerging Artist Songwriting Award, Tablelands Folk Festival, Wallaby Creek Festival, Reef Feast Festival, Big Sister Studios, Self-Titled EP, TANKS Unplugged, Opening Act for the new Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Winner of Music Count Us In Australia Songwriter award program, Sydney); 

Robert Cini (Australian award winning songwriter, Tanks Songwriters Stage, Cairns Close Contact Music Industry, Tablelands Folk Festival, Reef Feast Festival, Australia Day 2018 Live Music Cairns, TANKS Songwriter Stage, Feast Of The Senses Folk Festival, soon to be released album through Big Sister Studios);

Joshua Wendt (Cairns Close Contact Music Industry, Eco Festa, 2017 NYE Live Music line up at Fogarty Park, Balcony TV, TANKS Songwriter Stage, JMC Brisbane); 

Megan McDowall (TANKS Unplugged, TANKS Up Late, Balcony TV, Cairns Close Contact Music Industry, Reef Feast Festival, TANKS Songwriter Stage, ATEC Tourism);

Ella Hartwig (BIG SKY GIRLS Mentor program through QMusic, Sugar Rush Music and Sony, Wallaby Creek Festival, Palm Creek Festival, recording her first EP with Mark Myers, Big Sister Studio);

Dale Archibald - Left Unsupervised (Professional Vocalist as a DUO or Five piece band for Corporate, Wedding Entertainment).

 Bri Possimiers - Berry, Dee Lunar Music, Georgia Byrne, The Jazzuleles, & Zoe Pertiwi ( further information to come ).


CVS Emerging ARtists Gallery

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