Tash Galvin is hoping to find her place in the music industry. If the response from social media is anything to go by, it looks as though she is hitting the right notes.
The 20 year old Pukekawa resident recently released two songs, written and compiled by herself, through Facebook. The feedback she received has been described as ‘overwhelming.’
“I didn’t think that the community would react the way they have. My YouTube videos usually only get around 200 to 500 hits. This time, they received over 6000. Everyone has been so positive and I have even had hits from as far as the UK and Nepal.”
Tash first became involved with music when she began guitar lessons as a 15 year old student at Tuakau College.
“I was then asked to take part in a show at the end of the term. Not just to play the guitar, but to sing as well. I am quite shy and reserved and it was such a big deal for me to have the confidence to perform in front of an audience, let alone sing,” she laughed.
Since making that first step, Tash has grown in confidence, as well as being recgonised for her soulful country voice. Even to the extent of opening at a concert for well known New Zealand singer, Jamie McDell.
“I won a competition to have Jamie ‘crash’ my birthday to celebrate the release of one of her singles. From there, she picked me to open at her Hamilton concert. The experience was surreal. I was able to sing five of my own songs, and did a cover of Jamie’s.”
Tash has since performed at weddings, birthdays and private gigs, and also volunteers her time at fundraisers when she can.
Tash writes all her own songs, and often draws inspiration from personal experience. The talented songwriter says her two recent releases, Mumma knows and Someone there for you, sum up how she was feeling at the time.
“Mumma knows is a tribute to my mum, while Someone there for you is about depression and the struggles both boys and girls go through, and trying to reach out to others to let them know they aren’t alone. I have already had listeners contact me and tell me they can relate to my songs, which is what I try to aim for.”
At the moment, Tash is working on creating an album and is aiming to find a record company to sign her in the near future. In the meantime, she is enjoying making music for her listeners.
To follow and listen to her songs, including Tash’s recently released EP, visit TASH Music through Facebook.