As a singer/songwriter, guitarist, pianist and dancer, 11-year-old Shenay Ibrahim’s passion and joy is music. “Music is my source, something that always helps me be my best and so it’s the best way to express my feelings, with the help of family” she says.
‘Let’s Fly’ is Shenay`s first original song, which began its journey to the debut Music Matters IOA Charity Album as a poem she wrote at school in grade five when she was just 10 years old. Towards the end of last year, she decided to turn this poem into a song, creating the chorus and music on her guitar, which she debuted as a guest performer on Music Matters National show with Frank Dixon and Miani Rose. Shenay also performed ‘Let’s Fly’ at the Fast Track Grand Final in February 2015 where she won the Original Songwriters Award for the junior division.
This really gave Shenay the confidence to keep writing and developing her music and she is currently preparing for her grade three piano, vocal and theory exams, having completed her guitar exam earlier this year. Shenay enjoyed many great opportunities and music performance experiences in 2015, including the Music Matters radio interviews and having ‘Let’s Fly’ selected for the Music Matters IOA Charity Album. Music is Shenay’s world and she is continuing to write more songs and is really looking forward to getting back into the studio to record again.