Zoe Scott is taking her music on the road.
The Geraldine musician will travel around New Zealand over the coming months, with the aim of performing her music wherever she goes.
Scott, who has explored a range of genres over the years from country to classical, now specialises in jazz, blues and folk.
The 18-year-old, who finished at Geraldine High School in 2016, spent last year working in a lab at Fonterra’s Clandeboye factory to save money for her year ahead.
“I need quite a bit of money behind me to do what I want to do this year,” she said.
“I’ve just bought a van, which I’m decking out at the moment. I’m going to be living out of that .. tripping around the South Island . and exploring New Zealand.”
Her trip will include a “heap” of gigs in Dunedin, Christchurch, Rotorua and Auckland before she embarks on an overseas adventure, armed with her first EP.
While the EP has yet to be recorded, Scott plans to have it completed by the end of this year, in time to take it with her abroad.
“I’m going to head off overseas to Australia and Europe to work and travel and sing and promote my music,” she said.
She was looking forward to the experiences this year was sure to bring, she said.
“I’m looking forward to meeting new people and .. having the time to write a lot more.
“And I’m really looking forward to releasing my own EP.”