Australian music producer, Kelvin Fahey, will arrive in Honiara today ahead of the Solo Icon Grand Final on Sunday 16 August.

Mr Fahey is the President of Hardrush Music - a company specialising in the promotion of independent music across cultural and language boundaries to world markets.

While in Honiara, Mr Fahey will be holding a two-day workshop for Solo Icon contestants on song writing, marketing and promotion, in preparation for Sunday night's big event.

Mr Fahey will be a judge at the Solo Icon Grand Final and will be awarding this year's prize - the 2009 Solo Icon will receive a recording contract with Hardrush Music, return airfares to Brisbane courtesy of Pacific Blue and a two-day recording session at Woodhead Studios on Australia's Gold Coast, to record a CD single which will be distributed in Australia and Solomon Islands.

This will be a huge opportunity for the winner of this year's competition to show the world what Solomon Islands youth can do.

Mr Fahey's visit is supported by the Australian High Commission.

The Australian High Commission is proud to be able to work with the Ministry of Women, Youth and Children and Global Youth Leadership Nexus to support young aspiring Solomon Islands artists.