ANGIE McMahon will head into the studio after being named the 2017 recipient of the Josh Pyke Partnership.
The Alphington singer-songwriter received a $7500 APRA Amcos grant, along with mentorship from artist manager Gregg Donovan, booking agent Stephen Wade, and singer-songwriter Josh Pyke.
The 23-year-old, who toured with Bon Jovi in 2013, said the grant will go towards producing her first studio album.
“I’ve been learning how to put all of my guts into my work,” she said.
“Now this grant can hopefully make my first record something I really love.”
APRA Amcos director of member relations Milly Petriella said McMahon was “definitely one to watch”.
McMahon attributed her achievements to hard work and persistence, and encouraged other young musicians to “take advantage” of Melbourne’s great music scene.
“Go and see other bands and fall in love with their music,” she said.
“Find out what it is about them that electrifies you and try to find your own way of doing it.”
McMahon’s next performance is at Northcote’s Wesley Anne on July 1 from 8pm.
(First published online on June 19th 2017, and in the Northcote and Preston Leaders on July 4-5th 2017)