What does Ulladulla High School student Zeke Cameron have in common with Human Nature, Angus & Julia Stone and David Le'aupepe?
On June 17, he will also be a graduate of the Talent Development Project, a not-for-profit that mentors young singers and contemporary singer/songwriters from NSW Government high schools into careers in the music and entertainment industries.
Later this year, he will graduate from high school.
17-year-old Zeke began his musical career playing the trumpet, before branching out to the guitar and singing.
He has been featured in large scale productions, including Schools Spectacular, and enjoys gigging at local and city events.
The youngest of six, he is also a keen athlete, and hopes to study medicine next year.
He said balancing study and his passion for performance had been challenging, but TDP was very supportive.
"It's been a bit pressing, but nothing insurmountable," he said.
"It's 100 per cent worth it, and I would recommend it for anyone who is tip-toeing around the idea. "
He said the biggest help had been with writing music, and that he plans to continue writing while at university.
"I hadn't done a lot of that [writing music] before," he said.
"It's a really supportive environment and they're always helping us get better than we were.
"I've had ideas for albums and songs - I'm going to keep writing and performing outside of school, but writing is my main focus."
But the best part of the project was undeniably the relationships students and mentors formed.
"Seeing the way that our relationships have grown with each other has been really cool, just how that has progressed into a close-knit group," Zeke said.
"It's been a great experience."