Music in the Browne family
Via Suncorp Super Netball
IF YOU DON’T SEE SUNSHINE COAST LIGHTNING’S KELSEY BROWNE ON THE COURT, YOU COULD SPOT HER ON A DIFFERENT TYPE OF STAGE.
The 25-year-old loves to perform music, learning to sing and play the piano as a child, before studying music as a 21-year-old and teaching herself to play the guitar.
Coming from a musical family, Browne said music was always going to play a role in her life.
“I always found it really cool, probably in my later years, that Mum and Dad have played in a band for 40 plus years,” Browne explained.
“That’s probably something that we took for granted as kids growing up. Madi (Robinson) and I used to go to their gigs and we didn’t think much of it.
“As I have gotten older I can appreciate that they’ve been able to do that.”
The Victorian-born midcourter was doing regular gigs with her two bandmates when living in Melbourne.
Despite not performing as regularly as she did back home, Browne says she is still staying connected with her music on the Sunshine Coast.
“I use music as a bit of stress relief or for balance if things are getting a bit crazy netball wise, or we’re training a lot or been travelling and I haven’t been able to pick up a guitar,” Browne said.
“I enjoy using it as a tool to get me grounded again, because sometimes everything can get hectic.
“I like that I can get in my own space and pick up my guitar, that’s really fun for me.
As man of the activities Sunshine Coast Lightning undertake, Browne is planning to get her teammates involved with her music.
“I have promised the girls that I will try and play an open mic night up here before the end of the year, so that’s my aim.”
“I think that it is a good place to get out and play some music.”
When asked about pursuing a career in music post-netball, Browne said it was on the cards.
“At the moment because I have netball it has given me a good chance to go away and work on my craft and write some songs,” Browne said.
“It gives me a bit of time to brush up on a few things, make sure that I am writing every now and again.
“I would love to pursue something in music after netball.”
Sunshine Coast Lightning will host GIANTS Netball on Saturday June 17 at 7.00pm AEST. Get your tickets, or if you can’t make it to the game, tune in live on Channel 9 (9Gem in WA, NT and SA) or the Netball Live mobile app.