I'm a freelance writer who lives on the Bellarine Peninsula. I enjoy finding new things to see and do in the beautiful area that I live in.
Talented singer, songwriter and actress Jessica Mauboy has come a long way since her runner-up placing in Season 4 of Australian Idol. Ever since that moment in 2006, the young indigenous woman has racked up an amazing number of awards for her musical contributions to the Australian pop industry, supported a number of high-profile international performers including Beyonce, Flo Rida and Chris Brown, and even performed for Oprah Winfrey and American President Barack Obama.
In 2010, her musical prowess extended to the big screen when she made her film debut in the Australian musical Bran Nue Dae (alongside the esteemed Geoffrey Rush), and continued in 2012 when she starred in the critically acclaimed film, The Sapphires. She won an award for Best Supporting Actress from the AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) for her portayal of Julie McCrae in the film, which is loosely based on the lives of the real Australian musical group, The Sapphires, towards the end of the 1960s.
With her music and film career skyrocketing, it's amazing that she has the time to headline her own shows, yet she is doing exactly that - touring around Australia and performing for her dedicated fans in her To The End Of The Earth Tour. The circuit, which includes a host of metropolitan and regional towns around Australia, will end in Geelong on January 24 at the Geelong Arena. But people who are unable to attend her concert will still have the opportunity to hear her sing live when she visits Market Square Shopping Centre in Geelong. Mauboy will be performing three songs in the Centre Court on Friday 24 January at 2.30pm - giving fans a taste of what her later paid-for concert at the Arena will entail. This free pop-up concert will be your best chance to see the popular star - if you want to get a prime viewing spot for this mini gig, I recommend that you get to Market Square early, because it's going to be big.