Hostages in happy land
Aimee Crathern was just 18 months old when she found she could sing.
Even before she could talk, Aimee loved singing along to music on the radio, and has never looked back.
Aimee, now 26, was born with the rare Williams syndrome.
One of the symptoms is a love of music, often accompanied by a voice with perfect pitch. As well, those with the syndrome are usually highly sociable.
Formerly from Upper Sturt, Aimee lives at Blackwood and is a member of the Hot Tutti group.
“I just love singing – this is what I want to do for the rest of my life,” she said.
Aimee has been awarded a grant of $7750 from the Richard Llewellyn Trust to present a one-woman cabaret show Bomb Theory in the 2013 Cabaret Fringe Festival.
She is developing the show in conjunction with Pat Rix of Summertown, singer Mikki Ross and cabaret performer Catherine Campbell.
The story-line for Bomb Theory tells of a travel guide for a group of people about to land in sunny, happy “Williams Syndrome Land” when disaster strikes and the group is taken hostage.