A musician who catapulted to internet stardom is hoping her first headline gig will help make her dream come true.
Singer Eden Kavanagh, 24, won fans across the globe after her appearance on the Voice UK went viral.
Now to raise funds for her first album, the talented songstress will perform at Escape to Picton boutique hotel & restaurant in Picton.
And she’s looking to make her dream of releasing a record a reality.
“I’m making the music and having that polished. I can’t afford to do the recording, yet. Recording is the goal,” she says.
Eden made it through the gruelling selection process for the popular talent contest, the Voice UK, in January this year.
Performing for the judges, Eden had the crowd’s backing and entertained the judges, but was ultimately unsuccessful in her bid to secure a mentor.
Eden says the song she performed on The Voice UK will feature at her upcoming gig.
She says it would be a “crime” not to perform Megan Hilty’s ‘They Just Keep Moving The Line’ for a New Zealand audience.
“It’s going to be a very intimate setting, candlelight, the piano outside in the courtyard,” she says.
Since performing on the popular UK television show, Eden has been using her talents for the greater good.
She took part in the ‘This is who we are’ charity concert at the SkyCity Theatre in Auckland to raise funds for the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack.
Recently, she was a guest judge at the Voice of China South Island regional finals in Christchurch.
“The emotion and performances were unreal and I was honoured to be a part of it,” she says.
“I was honoured to show my support for victims and families affected by those horrific attacks.”
Eden will be accompanied by accomplished jazz pianist Jack Page at her June gig.
“Jack’s brilliant,” Eden says.
“We have brilliant chemistry, I’m very happy to have him on board, that’s for sure.”
Eden will also perform a mix of contemporary and classic songs.
“Songs that I resonate with, that have stories,” she says.
“It’s nerve-wracking but exciting”.
Eden says she hopes Marlburians would come out and “support a local girl and her dreams.”
“I hope to see a lot of familiar faces there,” she says.
‘Evening with Eden Kavanagh’ is on 1 June at Escape to Picton.
Tickets are $25.
A return bus will be operating from the iSite in Blenheim for $15.