Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Fundraiser Music to Students' Ears; M'bah East Talents Playing for Somewhere to Perform

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Fundraiser Music to Students' Ears; M'bah East Talents Playing for Somewhere to Perform

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Byline: NEELIMA CHOAHAN

IT wasn't until she was 42 that country singer Gail Read realised her dreams of performing professionally.

A lack of funds and no training while growing up meant the Murwillumbah-based 58-year-old's singing ambitions were put on hold until fate finally gave her an opening on the stage.

She's determined that others with a talent and love of music and the arts shouldn't have to wait that long.

"I took my parents along to the Autumn Club in Murwillumbah and they had on a country night," Mrs Read said.

"I wrote out a song they wanted the words to and they said 'you'd better come up and sing it'.

"And that was it."

The grandmother-of-three is now a regular performer of both covers and originals with her band River Stone.

It is the enjoyment she gets from performing that has prompted Mrs Read to get behind fundraising efforts for a dedicated performing arts centre for the Murwillumbah East Primary School this Saturday. …

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