Lochie Marson is a Pambula Beach local.
He is fifteen years old ( as of 2014 ) and is a pupil at Eden Marine High School.
Lochie sought out coaching for his singing at age ten, and soon after, started performing at school functions.
Since then Lochie has taken every opportunity to appear in public, playing at events including Lions Club Christmas Carol nights, the Eden Whale Festival, Merimbula’s New Year’s Eve Big Gigs, and the Bermagui Seaside Fair. Lochie can also be heard busking here there and everywhere.
In 2014, Lochie played to a packed house at the Canberra Area Theatre Awards.
Lochie performed in the Spectrum Theatre Company’s sell out production of ‘The Sound Of Music’.
Lochie is fortunate to have the support of a number of the very best musicians in the Bega Valley. That support started way back when he was ten. He struck gold when Colleen Spillane, a superb vocalist, took him under her wing.
Lochie has studied guitar under the tutelage of Peter Heaton since he was eleven.
PBGB Family Member Garry Carson Jones also teaches Lochie guitar, as well as providing mentoring and support.
Lochie’s current vocal coach is David Willis, who is his music teacher at Eden Marine High and a huge influence and supporter.
Mandy Siegel another PBGB Family member, has also been helping Lochie along his musical career path, sharing her extensive knowledge of the performing arts.
Clearly Lochie loves his music and is intent on seeking out advice and coaching from the very best teachers he can find.
When we found out we could help Lochie out, we jumped at the chance. PBGB is more than happy to join the many seasoned Bega Valley musicians who, by virtue of their teaching, coaching and support, ensure that the Valley continues to unearth amazingly talented young musicians.
Night Without Stars is Lochie’s first recording of one of his own compositions.