TDP 2020 GRADUATE

ELIAS BARTHOLOMEO

SOUTH SYDNEY HIGH SCHOOL

Growing up listening to Hank Marvin from the Shadows, Buddy Holly, Merle Haggard, I always wanted to play their songs just to be like them! My grandfather taught me how to play the guitar when I was 6 years old, I was just like most other kids I know…learning how to play guitar just because I’m young and fascinated about it, but I would never of thought that I would want to play guitar and perform for a living, my six year old self would told you that I was destined to be a Rugby Player! I am very fortunate to be surrounded by my musical icons and heroes and to see their journey and how much audiences love them, it gives me a motivational rush. I want to be a concert player who plays in theatres all around the world.

I’ve dreamt it many times, and Tommy Emmanuel has told me it’s going to happen – if I just “Show up, and get pickin!!”