Pilbara musician to perform at Karijini Experience

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Paraburdoo-based country music artist Jemma Beech has released her debut album.
Camera IconParaburdoo-based country music artist Jemma Beech has released her debut album. Credit: StudioGoonga

She may not have been in the region long, but Jemma Beech is quickly becoming a Pilbara girl through and through and will be adding to her credentials at the Karijini Experience later this year.

Having moved to Paraburdoo from a small country town in New South Wales about a year ago, Beech quickly started exploring the countryside and jumped at the chance to perform in Karijini.

“Karijini was first on the list of places I fell in love with and I go there all the time,” she said.

“I saw that it was advertised to perform at the Karijini Experience, so I sent an application through and was successful.”

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Beech will be playing one show as part of a pop-up restaurant and hopes to tell a story people can relate to.

“I’m a country music singer/songwriter, who plays an acoustic guitar, and my songs are my story,” she said.

“That’s what I bring to my show. I want to share a piece of where I came from, a part of my life and what it means to me.”

Beech released her debut album, That’s Just Me, last September and will be playing tracks she thinks people in the Pilbara really relate to.

“I wanted to write a song that would empower young girls like me, and that song is called ‘I’m a Girl’,” she said.

“Girls can do anything. We can ride bikes, go mustering and that’s what the Pilbara is all about because there is a lot of woman involved in a man’s world.”

Love You Home was co-written with Golden Guitar winner Luke Austin and is one those who live the FIFO life will understand.

“Moving to this town, I realised it’s so much about miner life and working away from loved ones for a long period of time so, hopefully, that resonates with people,” Beech said.

Beech will be performing during Fervor’s culinary experience, The Full Moon, on Friday, April 19.

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