BOMBALA High School student Jack Baldwin is heading to the big smoke of Picton to play bass with his band Nocturnal Hours on Saturday, March 22.
At 17 years old, Baldwin has his heart set on a career in music, more specifically as a bass player for a heavy-metal rock band, which may be close in sight.
Practicing for endless hours at home, Baldwin says he only gets the chance to play with his fellow band members for five to six hours a week on Saturdays.
“I’ve been with the band since September … I was brought in to it by the vocalist who said the band was looking for a bass player and it just went from there,” he says.
“The rest of the band comes from Eden, Tura and Bega, so most of the practice we do is solo but it’s all going really well.
“I’ve only played at one concert before this one and I’m pretty sure it will be nerve-racking, but I’ll get there.”
Baldwin says he thinks his parents are just as chuffed as he is about the upcoming concert at CAGE in Picton.
“They will be hauling all my stuff up there with me,” he says.
“I guess later in the year, the band is planning to get the next album out.”
Baldwin says he is inspired by a whole heap of bands but his favourites are Killswitch Engage, Metallica and August Burns Red.
Nocturnal Hours will plat at CAGE at 54 Bridge Street, Picton on Saturday, March 22.