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Chasing talent

Monday, 19th August, 2013

The finalists for the Talent Quest; Dylan McLachlan, Emmie Stenhouse, Nickoda Stokes, Jade Kerin, Meg McMahon and Georgie Blore. The finalists for the Talent Quest; Dylan McLachlan, Emmie Stenhouse, Nickoda Stokes, Jade Kerin, Meg McMahon and Georgie Blore.

By Emily Roberts

Local musician Georgie Blore has won a talent quest which will see her contribute to a music soundtrack.

A big blue bus has made its way to the city, it was driven by ex-local Belinda Adams, her production partner Paige Badenoch and musician Brendan “Buzz” Talay.

They are on a mission to spread the message about Synapse, a non profit charity helping people with or affected by acquired brain injury, and they hosted the Talent Quest and film a music video in Menindee.

A couple of years ago, Belinda wrote a script and there are now plans to turn it into a film called ‘Chasing Jon’.

She and Paige held their talent quest on Friday night at the Palace Hotel to find someone to be a part of the movie or the music soundtrack.

“We have made the trip back to Broken Hill Priscilla Queen of the Desert-style during Brain Injury Awareness Week in a big blue bus and have set up an Everyday Hero’s page to help raise awareness and much needed funds,” Belinda said.

“My life has been personally touched by acquired brain injury, so I couldn’t think of a better way to help raise awareness and much needed funds for such an important cause and one that affects so many Australians.

“People can show their support by either buying beanies for the Bang on a Beanie campaign or donate on the Everyday Hero’s page and all money goes directly to Synapse.”

Belinda said after the trip from Queensland they were very pleased to be in the city.

“Everyone has been really helpful. When we broke down in Moree, the Moree Tyre Power fixed the bus for free when they realised what cause we were doing it for.”

She said people have been very supportive of Brain Injury Awareness Week. There was also a lot of excitement for the Talent Quest at the Palace.

“It was really good to see the up and coming talent,” Belinda said.

She congratulated Georgie for winning the Talent Quest, which saw her win two tickets to Bon Jovi.

Musician Brendan Talay also performed the first song on the soundtrack ‘Menindee Sky’ written by himself and Belinda.

They have now headed up to Menindee to shoot the music video.

“We will be travelling around and seeing some sites on Monday, as well as shooting the behind the scenes,” Belinda said.

“Then, after all this, hopefully we can get some funding and come back next year to start shooting the film.”

To listen to ‘Menindee Sky’ go online to http://www.cdbaby.com/ and search for the song.

To donate to the cause visit https://give.everydayhero.com/au/blushpunk-productions-1 or for more information www.facebook.com/chasingjonbhtobris.

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