Soon to make their foray onto the pop music scene, TAFE Queensland alumna Amira Talbot is one half of Australia's freshest all-female pop duo, Chasing Velvet. The Gold Coast pair are quirky, energetic, and have their sights firmly set on new horizons.

After just six months studying a Diploma of Music Performance, 19-year-old scholarship recipient Amira Talbot and fellow musician Naomi Grashuis have released their first pop single.

Chasing Velvet If I May debut single

The single entitled “If I May” was recorded in Sydney at Ringtail Studios and was produced by Reece Zabo, who also assisted the duo with the lyrics and arrangement of the song. The song is available for purchase on YouTube with a lyric video, iTunes, and Spotify from $1.69.

Inspiration for the single came from life and, in particular, not being able to come up with words to write a song.

“We struggled to come up with the lyrics initially but then used the experience of being who you are in the moment and not to be apologetic for being yourself,” said Amira.

“I want our music to influence others in a positive way while still remaining true to ourselves.”

“My TAFE Queensland teachers have really helped me in developing my knowledge in the theoretical side of music, from chord structure to understanding arrangements in music. In addition, they have helped my musicianship in the instruments I can now play too,” she said.

Amira has always been passionate about music and drama. After moving from Sydney in Year 12 she had to make a choice between her two favourite subjects. With her love of musical theatre, she dropped music and continued with drama.

“My ultimate goal is to be able to pursue music solely and be able to do so financially,” said Amira, who has taken the first steps in her chosen career.



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