Speaker - Lia Avene

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Born in the Pacific Islands, 23 year old singer/ songwriter Lia Avene began performing in primary school, and has since mounted her solo career on her keen talent for writing and performing her own material. Lia is an organic, vibrant and outgoing artist blending an angelic voice and soulful guitar accompaniment.

Lia's style is a fusion of folk and soul with a hint of jazz. Her eclectic style stems from the various bands and groups she has worked with. From a 30 piece swing band to a 7 piece Celtic rock ensemble to an Indonesian pop group, Lia has certainly experimented with many different styles of music.

As for experience, Lia has made many appearances at the Queenscliff Music Festival, Apollo Bay Music Festival and many other venues, festivals and functions in and around Melbourne. She has also toured Queensland and Indonesia with different groups. A winner of the Young Performers Competition as well as the Young Songwriters Competition at the Apollo Bay Music Festival she has proven a talent and understanding of music beyond her years.

In 2006, Lia moved to London to record her debut album with independent record label Eskay Records Ltd.

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