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Dubbo Songwriter Wins fRETfEST

Dubbo born, 39yo singer songwriter, Clinton Hoy, has won the 2017/18 fRETfEST Regional Song Contest with his original composition entitled, Pieces Of Different Puzzles.
On hearing the news, the affable musician said, “I am honoured, and I appreciate that a platform like this exists for regional artists, especially with its focus on original songs.” As part of his prize, Clinton will perform live on the FANZONE STAGE at Tamworth Country Music Festival, Sat 27th January 7pm.
Runner up is 17yo Tameka Kennedy from Bathurst. She will take home a brand new Tanglewood acoustic guitar as her prize. The List of Finalists: * Wolf Gordon from Thirroul (near Wollongong), Lucy Parle from Lisarow (Central Coast NSW), Joel McKay from Werris Creek, Lauren Edwards from Port Macquarie, Johnny American Horse from Melbourne and Denvah Baker-Moller from Rockhampton. A special encouragement award went to 11yo Felicity Maher, from Coonabarabran.
Buchan said, “Thanks to all our judges and the fans and friends on Facebook, and to all the entrants. We had the biggest response on Facebook this year with over 16,000 views on our voting post and the announcement post now going viral!
Watch Clinton Hoy performing his winning composition, Pieces Of Difference Puzzles on Youtube here.
For more information about the Song Contest and winners visit