Rising musical talent Terrance Wakewood is just one of the acts who’ll perform at the CoastOut festival this coming weekend in Coffs Harbour.

His single Gonna Be Mine was released in August, and has already sparked interest from queer radio stations around the country.

“It’s really wonderful to have support from the community when you’re trying to put something new out there,” Wakewood said.

“I need to thank Beverly Buttercup and Queer Radio Brisbane for giving the track a spin.”

Wakewood teamed up with talented Novacastrian musician Daryl Aberhart to create the single’s unique sound.

“By doubling and quadrupling the vocal lines in the studio, we achieved a funky sound with very cool harmonies and a hook I’m really pleased with,” he said.

“Lots of artists these days are relying on electronic gizmos to pad out the sound, whereas we wanted an organic pop sound.”

Following the success of CoastOut 2010, Wakewood was thrilled to be part of this year’s festival. He’ll perform Gonna Be Mine live for the first time at Sweet, the CoastOut dance party on Saturday night.

“CoastOut is a perfect backdrop to launch my new song,” he said. “I was there as a partygoer last year and had such a great time. I’d say this year is going to be huge.”

Wakewood will appear at two other events at the weekend — the Welcome Cocktail Party and the CoastOut Concert in the Park.

With appearances at three CoastOut events, festival-goers will become well acquainted with the hot young performer.

“My show is a tight collection of electro-’80s tunes that will have everybody on their feet,” he promised.

Gonna Be Mine is available to download free from Wakewood’s Facebook BandPage or from http://listn.to/TerranceWakewood

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