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12 January, 2022

Mareeba artist releases debut single

MAREEBA’S own musician Roeith Geraghty’s career will go to the next level later this month when he releases his first single “2019” on January 21.

By Ellie Fink

Mareeba musician Roeith Geraghty will be releasing his debut single “2019” on January 21, hoping to give his audience that “nostalgic” feeling of the last year of “normal”.

Roeith is known for his passion for the arts, starting off as a pianist and slowly evolving to a DJ, with his main genres sticking around indie pop and electronic. 

Now at the ripe age of 19, Roeith will share his passion for music in a song about a year that changed his life forever. 

“As of 2021, I moved to Brisbane to complete my Diploma in Music Industry Sound Production and while doing that I began to miss all my mates and what I called home,” he said. 

“2019 was the last time everything felt normal for a lot of us, especially for someone who graduated (high school) that year.

“Going out into the world post-school is always a massive journey but leaping into a new world that everyone is discovering for the first time has even more challenges and “2019”, when boiled down to its basics, is a feel-good reminiscent track of the times when we felt most alive.” 

“2019” tested Roeith both mentally and physically, with the young artist spending countless hours trying to create the perfect song. 

“After many nights and some near misses of it being dragged into the trash folder, I finally found the hook and chorus that sold it for me and after that I knew I had to release this as my debut,” he said. 

“No one wants to be an overnight success and release a one-hit wonder but at the same time no one wants to release a track and have no one listening. 

“So, I feel like if ‘2019’ makes just a few people happy and let’s them feel like they’ve gone back in time for just three minutes, then I’ve succeeded.” 

Roeith said the single was only the start of more to come, promising to release more music throughout the year. “2019” can be streamed from all platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music as of 21 January. 

To follow Roeith’s journey and keep up to date with his music, visit his Instagram on @roeithgeragthy

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