Guitarist Eddie Tierney of Narooma was the first busker to register for this year’s Narooma Regional Busking Festival on Saturday 26 May.
All buskers need to register online by 12 May.
‘Literally I filled the form in as soon as I got it and sent it away,’ Eddie Tierney said.
‘I found last year’s Narooma Festival a real buzz. For someone like me, it was so good having the chance to focus on that and express myself with music, and I received some great feedback.’
Eddie is very appreciative of his special musician friends, Club Muzo and his family for all their support and encouragement.
‘Thanks to them I’ve gained more confidence in the last 12 months and have a real sense of achievement. I’m already well organised for this Festival with my backing tracks, new sound equipment, all my songs listed, and am practicing lots.’
Narooma Busking Festival will fill the town with music from a range of talented performers from across NSW, the ACT and Victoria as well as many locals, and it is free and accessible for everyone in the community to enjoy.
It is part of the Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC).
Narooma Busking coordinator Sandra Doyle said last year’s Festival was a huge success with 57 buskers performing at many busking hot spots around town.
‘This year we’re expecting even more buskers to compete for over $9,000 in prize money from our wonderful sponsors, and we have many more busking hot spots around town,’ she said.
Major sponsors Narooma Golf Club will sponsor the $1,000 People’s Choice prize and host the finals, Club Narooma will sponsor the $1,000 Opens Champion, and Easts 4 Holiday Park will sponsor $500 for the Best Band as well as the Registration Office.
The ANBC is now a national event with Narooma hosting one of the regional competitions. Winners from the regional events will be invited to compete in the National Grand Final in Cooma in November.
To check out the sponsors and prizes, go to busking.naroomarotary.org.au. To see the buskers who have already registered, check out facebook.com/ANBC Narooma.
Above: Narooma musician Eddie Tierney was the first to register for the Narooma Regional Busking Festival on Saturday 26 May.