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Hudson Rose to perform her first headline show in Wingham

Home-grown talent: Hudson Rose is performing her first headline show at Bent on Food. Photo: supplied
Home-grown talent: Hudson Rose is performing her first headline show at Bent on Food. Photo: supplied

Hudson Rose will play her first headline show Up Close with Hudson Rose in her hometown of Wingham coming off the back of multiple performances the Tamworth Country Music Festival (TCMF).

The 17-year-old, known locally as Georgia Hudson, will play at Bent on Food's back garden in Wingham on Saturday, February 8 from 4pm along with another local singer, and Hudson Rose's student, Chloe Hicks.

"Where I come from is important to me so to get to share my original songs and the stories behind them with a local audience will be really special," Georgia said.

Where I come from is important to me so to get to share my original songs and the stories behind them with a local audience will be really special.

Hudson Rose

Last year Hudson Rose made it to the top 10 in the busking finals at the TCMF and in 2020 she will return to the festival with bigger shows and a support slot for Queensland band. Homegrown.

"I'm now returning to Tamworth with my own original songs after starting there playing covers three years ago," she said.

"These songs each have a special story and I will be sharing these stories for the first time at my show in Wingham."

Hudson Rose plays country music which is inspired by Kelsea Ballerini, Morgan Evans, Keith Urban and Melanie Dyer.

Despite being a one-girl show she creates a bigger performance with lots of energy through the use of a loop pedal and stomp box.

Those who have seen her perform live said they've been amazed by her strong voice and the way she connects with her audience.

"We are so blessed to have great talent in our area," said Bent on Food proprietor Donna Carrier.

We are so blessed to have great talent in our area.

Donna Carrier

"Over the years I have been proud to see young musicians play in the café as their first ever gig and then go on to do great things in the music industry. I enjoy watching them grow professionally and I love following their careers."

Hudson Rose was a semi-finalist in the Seven News Young Achiever Award in the performing arts category last year and is a part of the Talent Development Project.

She has played Wingham Akoostik Festival, Old Bar Beach Festival and a number of venues along the coast from South West Rocks to Sydney.

Tickets for Up Close with Hudson Rose are $10 and will include the afternoon's entertainment and shared light snacks. Drinks can be purchased from Bent on Food.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased by emailing hudsonrosemusic@gmail.com.