Young, Talented, and Unstoppable: Astrid Armstrong is Geelong’s Rising Star

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Young, Talented, and Unstoppable: Astrid Armstrong is Geelong’s Rising Star

Astrid Armstrong
Words By Talia Rinaldo

Meet Astrid Armstrong, a 16-year-old vocalist and emerging songwriter, whose passion for music runs deep in her veins.

Born into a family deeply entrenched in the music industry, Astrid’s journey began long before she stepped onto the stage. With a father working in the music business and a mother who has navigated various facets of the industry, Astrid grew up surrounded by incredible musicians and immersed in the vibrant energy of live gigs and events. It was only natural that she found her own voice in the world of music. “I’ve been singing all my life,” Astrid shares, reflecting on her early beginnings. 

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Fuelled by her innate talent and nurtured by years of dedication, Astrid started singing lessons in year four and continued to hone her craft ever since. 

Now teaming up with the exceptionally talented Oscar Rose, Astrid has now formed the Astrid Armstrong Duo, a dynamic collaboration that fuses soul, funk, R&B, and pop into an irresistible sonic tapestry. Their partnership blossomed from a chance encounter, with Oscar’s unique musical flair complementing Astrid’s soulful vocals in perfect harmony. “It’s so much fun working with him,” Astrid says. “He’s been a mentor to me in many ways, with his incredible talent and ear for music.”

The duo’s chemistry shines through in every performance, captivating audiences with their infectious energy and soul-stirring melodies. From intimate venues like the Piano Bar to larger stages like the Point Lonsdale Surf Lifesaving Club, Astrid and Oscar’s music is proving to transcend boundaries, uniting listeners in a shared experience of joy and celebration. 

This month, Astrid and Oscar will be taking over the Barwon Club Hotel with a soulful experience on Sunday, 28 April. Their upcoming setlist, curated together, promises a vibrant mix of classics and contemporary hits, each song chosen to evoke emotion and ignite the soul.

But for Astrid, music is more than just a performance—it’s a conduit for human connection and self-expression. “Performing allows me to make people feel thoughts, feelings, and emotions that perhaps they haven’t considered and allow them to process these things,” she explains. “Being able to provide that for other people makes me feel so much joy.”

As Astrid looks to the future, her sights set on more gigs, songwriting endeavors, and possibly recordings, her journey as a musician continues to unfold. But amidst the whirlwind of rehearsals, performances, and school commitments, one thing remains constant: Astrid’s unwavering passion for music and her commitment to sharing her gift with the world.

Tickets to see the songstress at the Barwon Club can be found here