Melbourne-based songbird Rowena Wise has plenty to smile about these days. There’s the booking deal with Heartstop Music, but even sweeter is that she recently successfully crowdfunded her debut EP. Originally from Margaret River, Rowena grew up in a family band and played her first gig when she was just eight. Sure, it might have just been banging an egg shaker on the ground, but it was the start of something. She moved to Melbourne a few years ago to pursue music and study at University, where friends were made and opportunities were found. Rowena will accompany Jordie Lane at Ararat Live on April 22 and Beav’s Bar, Geelong on April 23.