1 November 2012 - Some of Bendigo’s local musical talent will be on show in Saturday night’s Bendigo Harness Racing Club Anniversary Cup Busking Competition. The Competition which offers cash prizes is open to all musicians that want to busk and entertain racegoers at the harness race meeting. Bendigo Harness Racing Club Manager David Aldred said that there has been plenty of interest in the competition. Local musicians competing for the cash, so far, include Bendigo country and variety singer Kim Ritchie and musician Raynard Creegan, There are still some spots being confirmed,” Aldred said. Ritchie is a singer with a difference. She came into the world blind but her love of music and performing has given her a clear view of the world around her. Kim has firmly established herself on the Country music scene and is a regular at venues and festivals around country Victoria. Kim is well known for her music at local FM radio stations. She has recorded two CDs, Ambition – recorded in New Zealand and released in 2004 and From Me To You, a 12 track album recorded in Bendigo in 2010. “God didn’t give me sight, but he gave me the ability to sing and play guitar and that obviously makes up for what I haven’t got,” Kim said. Self taught acoustic solo artist Creegan has a passion and love for writing original music. “My music is written from my heart and soul with a strong focus on lyrics, I'm a story teller and poet who chose acoustic performance to share my thoughts, views and stories,” he said. Creegan said his Influences are vast and include: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Ben Harper and Tool. He recorded his first debut solo album "The Awakening" whilst in the UK. Anyone who may be interested in busking and compete of $750 in cash prizes has until midday on Friday 2 November to register for Saturday’s event.