Mia Slayford, by the age of 16 was the young Cabaret Queen of Perth. But now at 18, she turns her back on the sequins, glamour and Broadway vibrato. A fond farewell to the glittering Grand Ballroom’s and a loving hello to the dimly lit front bars of Perth’s open mic circuit.

Mia loves to give her songs a good hit out in front of a live audience before putting them down in the studio. So, with her guitar in hand, all she needs is a stage, a mic, and someone to sing to.

Her only dilemma is "what to do with the long frocks?"