Taree musician, Jake Davey has gained a place at the prestigious Academy, run by the Country Music Association of Australia.
Jake has been awarded the Travis Collins Scholarship and will be attending as part of the singer/songwriter/performer course.
The Academy senior course is a two-week intensive music and business course run in Tamworth prior to the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January. Classes run from January 4-18 and students learn from the cream of the crop of Australian music industry professionals.
Twenty eight students from as far away as India have been selected to attend The Academy where they will learn about all aspects of the music business, musical performance, songwriting, promotion, and recording, among other aspects of making a career in music, all from top industry insiders.
"The Academy is a premier educational opportunity for those wanting a career in the music industry," The Academy director Lyn Bowtell said.
The Academy general manager Roger Corbett said students found their tribe during each course, and the education they received and relationships they formed during their time together were invaluable, with most groups staying in contact for years, even decades after they'd graduated.
About Jake Davey
Hailing from Taree, the 23-year-old singer-songwriter is also an accomplished producer and videographer who runs his own studio. He has been honing his craft in music since the tender age of six and has recently made the transition from man behind the music to full-time recording artist.
As a performer, Davey has a tireless work ethic, playing at up to five venues a week during busy times.
Having flirted with original releases in the past, it was the success of a number of cover tracks released, that performed beyond personal expectations, such as 'Little Do You Know' that eclipsed over 120,000 streams, that prompted Davey to make the commitment for his first serious release.
Despite a limited back catalogue, his talents have seen him play major festivals including Tamworth Country Music Festival, Wingham Akoostic Festival, Lakeside Festival and Country at The Beach. He has also supported major artists including Diesel, Daryl Braithwaite, Rick Price, Kasey Donovan, Taylor Henderson and Travis Collins.
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