Newtown songstress sings for equality at Sydneyvision
SYDNEY: Glasgow-born Sharon Ferris will descend upon Newtown’s Dendy Cinema this week to take part in Sydneyvision, an annual competition modelled on the Eurovision Song Contest.
Now in its fourth year, Sydneyvision calls on musicians to sing about their Sydney suburb.
The event is an initiative of the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre.
Ferris (pictured) has been singing since she was a wee girl and had her first big break as the lead singer in an electro pop band in London at the age of 26.
Today, she makes Newtown her home and her entry for the competition, which has made it into the grand final, is a track she penned on marriage equality, ‘History’.
“I have been with my girlfriend Susan for the last five and a half years and I would like to have the choice to make a formal commitment to her in front of our friends and family and have our partnership formally recognised,” Ferris said.
Ferris hopes her pop song will go some way towards changing people’s minds and making same-sex marriage a reality.
Sydneyvision Grand Final is on Wednesday, August 28, 6.30pm, Dendy Newtown.
Check out Sharon Ferris's music video below ...