Friday, November 10, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
For local up and comer, Jonte, having his name published on the official line up of the Airlie Beach Festival of Music flyer was a thrill like no other.
“To have the festival of our region have my name on it, it was crazy. Amazing,” he said.
“I am excited to be sharing my originals and working alongside other musicians.”
For Jonte, it has always been in his blood to be on stage, performing his originals to anyone who will listen.
“I’ve been gigging since I was 14 years old, and I even busked around at the Airlie Beach Festival of Music a few years ago. To come back now, with my name on the line up, that’s hectic.”
And what does Jonte have planned for Airlie Beach Festival of Music?
“For my setlist, I will be incorporating some of my originals into the lineup. I’ve recently released my new song ‘Done With You’, which I’m excited to perform live.”
Telling the story of an online situation-ship of youth, Jonte’s acclaimed ‘break up anthem’ speaks to young adults coming to terms with love and with online dating.
“I’ve had a really good response to ‘Done With You’ so I am keen to engage the audience with that track.”
With nostalgic sounds, which embody classic and new age country, Jonte is one young talent to look out for.
“And what a better place to perform my originals, than at the Airlie Beach Festival of Music!”