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TSA-SEQ  songwriting competition 2007
On Saturday 23rd, the Tamworth Songwriters association South East Queensland Branch held there 12 annual National Song writing competition award presentation and Gala concert.
19 year old Gunnedah girl and newly found Queenslander Katrina Burgoyne was nominated in the finals for four of her original songs in the Modern Music and Contemporary Country sections. The songbird cleaned up both sections placing with all four songs.
"Old Post Card" co-written with Drew McAlister was a winner with the story of hurricane Katrina pulling at the heart strings, "Perfect" placed a happy third in the contemporary country section. "Second Gear" ranked number 2 and the edgy rocked up "Dumped" co-written with Tamworth's Matt Scullion won over the judges and placed first in the modern music section. Katrina thanked all of the boys who ever dumped her for the inspiration as she accepted the award.
The concert was a great success with performances by Rose Carleo, Kris Wayson, Kylie Hogan, Katrina and songwriter extraordinaire Bill Chambers.
In 2003 15 year old Katrina was the first chosen to be sponsored by the TSA to attended Jr country music school Camerata, where she studied song writing. In 2005 she took out the Jr Section of the TSA national song writing competition held in January at the country music festival. Since than she has won the Gympie muster talent search, attended the CMAA College of Country Music and was a top 6 grand finalist in the 2007 Star maker Competition.
After years of hard work and lots of songs Katrina is a national and international accredited songwriter but still wants to learn more. In the next 18 months she plans to head to Nashville and see how the real writers do it.
You can find more information or hear her songs about Katrina Burgoyne by visiting?
Katrina kicks up the dust at the 2006 Muster
Eighteen-year-old Gunnedah singer-songwriter Katrina Burgoyne limbered up her vocal cords at Ag-Quip before heading off to the Gympie Muster for three big shows.

Singing throughout the day at the field days on the outskirts of Gunnedah in dry and dusty conditions proved the perfect training for her three shows in the rainforest, just outside of Gympie.

With bushfires raging around the Gympie shire, the heat was definitely on and the water trucks wetting down tracks that wound throughout the site were a welcome relief.

Katrina’s first show was on Friday at 1pm in the Muster Theatre, where a very respectable crowd turned out to see the 2005 Muster Talent Search winner in full flight.

With the expert backing of two wonderful musicians, Michael Muchow on lead guitar and the ever tasteful Chris Haigh on bass, the young girl from Gunnedah more than proved her mettle, winning over the audience with a great mix of originals and classy covers. Later that afternoon Katrina backed up for a second show, this one a songwriter concert at the Muster’s Bellbird Café, which she did without the band – just Katrina’s big voice and that bold guitar.

The best was yet to come on the Saturday, when Katrina took main stage at 2pm for a 45-minute set.
On hand this time she had an ace band of Chris and Michael, along with the drummer’s drummer, Mitch Farmer, providing a big band sound.

“I didn’t expect to have anyone turn up at my gigs, as not a lot of people know much about me, so I was really quite pleasantly surprised,” Katrina said.

“I even had people stop me around the site and ask for my autograph and ask where they could see me playing that weekend. It was pretty amazing.

“The main stage gig was a real highlight for me. Having that great band behind me gave me the courage to get right into it and the people really seemed to enjoy it.”
Following her main stage set, Katrina was delighted to find a number of people lined up to get her autograph, so she happily obliged, signing everything from guitars and hats, to programs, shirts and bodies!

Not having any recorded product to sell won’t be a problem for Katrina pretty soon though as she has recorded five songs (all originals) at Rancom Street Studio in Sydney, with engineer Ted Howard behind the control panel, and acclaimed producer Glen Hannah overseeing the project.

For the session Katrina had the A team of musicians on board – Glenn Wilson on drums; James Gillard on bass; Glen Hannah on lead guitar and Daniel Conway on acoustic.

Katrina is now gearing up for her next show – at The Pub on Friday, September 15, where she will be joined by her fellow stablemate at The Pub Management, Aaron Bolton.

“I just love to get out there and perform and hopefully a lot more people will hear my music in the future,” Katrina said.

“Of the many young up and comers performing at the Muster, I was most impressed with Katrina Burgoyne. She performed on the main stage courtesy of her talent quest win the year prior. At just 18 she’s already a very polished performer and writer and I reckon she’ll be one of the artists to watch out for in the next couple of years.” --- Tim Holland, music writer, The Music Network

For more information or to obtain an interview with Katrina, please phone Anna Rose at The Pub Management on (02) 6765 4875, or 0428 413 809. Release created 8-9-06
Anna Rose
The Pub Management
Representing: Felicity Urquhart, Aleyce Simmonds, The Baileys,
 Aaron Bolton, Katrina Burgoyne
T: 61 2 6765 4875
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Tamworth Country Music Festival 19 - 28 January 2007
Tamworth Camerata 30 June - 5 July 2007
Tamworth Hats Off Festival 5 - 8 July 2007
Katrina triumphs at Gympie
Photo courtesy of Mark Straker
Katrina Burgoyne 2005 Maton Muster Talent Search Winner
 Katrina Burgoyne when she was named winner of the 2005 Maton Muster Talent Search on Sunday in the Amamoor State Forest.
Years of hard work and dedication to her craft paid rich rewards for Katrina Burgoyne when she was named winner of the 2005 Maton Muster Talent Search on Sunday in the Amamoor State Forest.

For winning the national country music talent search, the 17-year-old Gunnedah High School student receives $4000 cash, a CD single recording and mastering package, a scholarship to the 2006 CMAA Australian College of Country Music, an Akubra hat, Driza-bone oilskin coat, a Legends Bar gig at West Tamworth League Club during the 2006 Tamworth Country Music Festival, and the chance to perform on main stage at next year’s Toyota National Country Music Muster.

Katrina’s manager Joan Douglas said the win showed just what hard work and determination could bring about.

Katrina was one of nine performers in the semi-final, and when it was down to just three grand finalists to perform on main stage at the Muster, Katrina chose to deliver her own compositions, Second Gear and Better Than That.

Her fellow stablemate from The Pub Management, Daniel Conway, lead guitarist and vocalist with The Baileys, accompanied Katrina on guitar during the talent search.

Following their performance the three grand finalists were invited back on stage for the announcement of the winner, and when Katrina walked out, the crowd erupted in spontaneous screams and enthusiastic applause, loudly indicating their preference.

“When she was announced as the overall winner, the noise was deafening,” Katrina’s manager, Joan Douglas said.

Katrina was invited to sing another song after the announcement was made, and she chose Hold Me, a slow moving ballad she co-wrote with Jonah’s Road siblings, Jay and Jasper Collie.

“You could have heard a pin drop,” Mrs Douglas said.
“You wouldn’t credit that the capacity crowd in front of main stage could go so quiet. It was eerie.”
The Gunnedah youngster won’t have time to rest on her laurels though, as she’s due to sit her HSC exams this week.
Photo courtesy of Mark Straker
Katrina’s on top of the world

THE Pub Management’s latest signing as an artist in development has been named in the top four songwriters under 18 in the international Nashville Song Search.

Sixteen-year-old Katrina Burgoyne, from Gunnedah, NSW, and fellow Tamworth Camerata* graduate Shandell Tosoni, from Queensland, are the two Australians placed in the top four of the quest, which drew 1800 entries from young writers all over the world.

Shandell was placed first and will travel to Nashville to accept her award and perform on the awards show later this year.

Meanwhile Katrina has entered her second year of tuition with the NSW Education Department’s Talent Development Project.

At 16, Katrina was too young to graduate from the course which involves travel to Sydney once a month for workshops and performance opportunities with leading Australian musicians from all fields.

She will now benefit from a further 12 months of study, learning from the best and following her dream of becoming a professional singer-songwriter.
* Tamworth Camerata is a five-day country music school for youth held each July, in the Australasian Country Music Capital.
For further information or to arrange an interview, please phone Cheryl Byrnes at The Pub Management on 6765 4875.
Please visit the Tamworth Camerata website:
Katrina Burgoyne’s continual commitment to her songwriting
has rewarded her with success once again
Continuing on with her success since the Tamworth Country Music Festival
in winning the Capital Country Music Association (CCMA) Songwriter of the year, Katrina has now been awarded 9th place in the Australian Songwriters Association (ASA) Songwriter of the year Competition in the Ausmusic/ Youth section with her song “Looking around”.
“Looking around” is a lighthearted song about searching for that special someone and hoping that one day you will find him or her.

Although “looking Around” is not a Co-written song Katrina is still busy co-writing with some of the best songwriters in the industry and with her future career path firmly set to be a successful singer/songwriter with her achievements todate I expect you will be hearing a lot more of this girl in the future.

Check out Katrina’s Website www.katrinaburgoyne.com.au





Hard work and determination has paid off for Katrina, winning the prestigious CCMA (Capital Country Music Assoc.) Songwriter Award. Katrina is the youngest winner in the 38year history of the competition.


She has been fortunate enough to have spent some time during the end of last year with some of the best songwriters in the industry, such as Michael Carr, Jim Haynes, Matt Scullion and most importantly Scott Lloyd Shelly.


Scott Co-wrote the winning song with Katrina "As Soon as the sun goes down". After the loss of an uncle, Katrina and Scott spent sometime together and come up with this awesome song, it is a song about loss - whether it be through death or separation of a loved one, this song is sure to touch everyone's hearts.


It has been getting quite a lot of airplay during the Tamworth Country Music Festival, so if you haven't heard it get on the phone and ring your local radio station and get them to get it on air.


Katrina is busy over the next few months songwriting and recording some of her new work, so until next time either email Katrina to say hi or keep checking her Website www.katrinaburgoyne.com.

Happenings since Camerata

Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you know what has been happening with me since Camerata and how I've been going with the TDP(Talent Development Project)
Well we have just had our first cull of students at TDP and Ben Hazell and myself have been lucky enough to have made it through to the second stage of TDP - which is so great for me because we now move on to songwriting workshops, I just cannot wait.   I have put together a press release regarding my regional win in the Telstra Road to Tamworth - also my web page has now been going for nearly 1 year so that's been great and is always good to get emails from people that have found it on the net.
Must run will chat again soon.
Katrina Burgoyne
Singer/Songwriter Katrina Burgoyne has won a place in the Telstra Country Wide's "Telstra Road to Tamworth" competition.
Competing against 12 other entrants in the regional heat held at Narrabri on the 25th October, 2003. Katrina has won $1,000 to help her on her way to Tamworth.
The final and grand final will be held during the Country Music Festival in Tamworth on the 19th and 20th January 2004.

The Winner will receive a package of prizes designed to help launch their professional career, including the opportunity to record a single through Sony Music, the chance to record a Video clip that will be aired on the Country Music Channel, two paid live performances organised through leading Country music agency, Allied Artists and a Scholarship to the Country Music College in 2005.

The Five grand finalist will also receive a CDMA mobile phone with a pre-paid Telstra account to the value of $1,000.



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