A local singer’s career has grown in leaps and bounds since she burst onto the music scene at the age of 22.
Globetrotting singer Julie Kember currently calls Roleystone home but that is only briefly between her many local, national and international tours and album commitments.
Ms Kember credits her mother for introducing her to music and sparking a life-long love affair with the guitar.
“My mum taught me my first few chords on the guitar,” she said.
“But I would like to think I helped myself through sheer determination, hard work, willingness to learn and sacrifice.”
Ms Kember said along the way she has made many decisions, some wrong turns and some right but the release of her latest album Million Lives is one of her biggest and best achievements.
“Million Lives is about the stories of my search and musical perseverance – the stop signs and the roundabouts, places I found myself in and the strength I found to dig my way out,” she said.
“Mixed with reality and a glimpse of hope Million Lives is about digging deeper, finding my own groove, not holding back and taking a chance.”
Ms Kember’s many treasured memories and achievements include winning West Australian Country Songwriter of the Year last year and a special performance to the troopes in Afghanistan and the Solomon Islands.
She is looking forward to travelling in the north west corner of WA for her tour in August.
Million Lives is currently available on all online streaming services and available for order at JB Hi-Fi.