Young duo show their talent

Young duo show their talent

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Imogen Lau and Jade Champion make up the band hachi. Photograph — Aaron Van Rongen.

The unusual combination of the ukulele, electric bass and moody vocals work seamlessly for local indie band hachi, with their new song landing them a WAM song of the year nomination.

Southern River College students’ 17-year-old Jade Champion and 15-year-old Imogen Lau make up hachi, an indie duo with plenty to offer.

Their song Timeghost was nominated for the WAM Song of the Year in the schools 15 to 17 category.

The pair said they were delighted to hear the news and were glad to be named among such accomplished musicians.

“The WA music industry is an incredible community which is abundant in opportunity,” they said.

“As young artists we feel privileged to be supported and nurtured by this industry.”

Southern River College Principal Everal Miocevich said the school community was proud of Jade and Imogen’s achievements.

“The girls are both part of the college’s Inspire Music program and are incredibly talented, creating a wealth of music with songs that speak from the heart,” she said.

“We wish them every success for the awards night.

“In our eyes they are both already winners.”

The winners will be announced on May 16 at the WAM Song of the Year Awards Party.