Christchurch teen 'stoked' with music award
A 16-year-old Christchurch musician has claimed an award for her lyrics at the national Rockquest finals.
Claudia Jardine won the Australiasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Lyric Award at the 2012 Smokefree Rockquest.
The Cashmere High School pupil came second at the regional finals this year and went onto perform at the finals in Hamilton at the weekend.
The guitarist and singer-songwriter said she was ''totally stoked'' to win the award for her lyrics.
''It's a great award to win...I didn't win the competition as a whole but I'm still really happy about it, it's awesome,'' she said.
She won the award for her original song called Erase Me.
''Lyrics can sometimes be really tricky and I think it depends on what the song is about,'' she said.
''But, the lyrics for Erase Me, well, I probably wrote them in about 30 minutes. It was one of those ones that just worked.''
She said the competition was ''really tough'' this year.
Jardine was also a runner-up for the Women's Musician Award. The Year 12 pupil said she hoped to move to Wellington after she finished school and would pursue music while studying at university.
Last year Jardine opened for Christchurch band The Feelers in Auckland.
Nelson high school band New Vinyl won the overall competition.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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