Kasey gets her inspiration from Kimbra and Kurt Cobain
KASEY Thompson only picked up a guitar for the first time about 18 months ago, and she hasn't put it down since.
On July 14, the seventeen year old Lindisfarne student won the inaugural High School Band Competition at Bond University's open day, taking home $500 first prize for playing four original songs and a cover.
Miss Thompson is chuffed with the result and looking forward to seeing what the future holds.
Acoustic pop best describes her style of music; the young songwriter lists a wide range of musical influences she looks to for inspiration.
"I listen to Kimbra tracks and wish I had written this or that, Kurt Cobain's diary entries are an inspiring read as well," Miss Thompson said.
Surrounding herself with talent, the young musician hangs out with people like song writer Josh Jakq, a Melbourne based song writer who shares music with Gotye.
"Josh is a super talented song writer, I am very lucky to get to work with him quite a bit," Miss Thompson said.
After taking her first singing lessons at age 13, and now having written a dozen or so originals, the future looks very bright for Miss Thompson.
"At the moment I want to just keep gigging around, I would love to do music at uni,"Miss Thompson said.
You can check out Miss Thompson's work at Soundcloud or catch her at a venue in the area soon.