Austinmer teenager Sandon Groves has beaten competitors more than twice his age to take out the inaugural Wollongong Songwriter Awards at Winding through the week.
Sandon, who also won the Thirroul Seaside Festival Talent Quest earlier this year, blew the audience away, performing his two original songs “Promise’ and ‘Good Dream’.
The Smith’s Hill High School teen is looking to make a career in music. “I really love to write music, and I love to perform,” says Sandon. “I’ve been playing guitar since I was about eight, and have been having singing lessons with Stephen Fisher-King at Wombarra for about a year now, and I love everything about music. Winning this award has really encouraged me to keep going and write more songs.”
You can see Sandon perform ‘Good Dream’, one of his two winning songs HERE>
The second song, ‘Promise’, is the story of a couple who are in a bad situation. The husband wants to take her somewhere better, somewhere special, because he knows there’s somewhere special they can go.
You can see (and here) more of Sandon’s music HERE