DOREEN musician Bianca Mallouk is not only a talented singer, but a mentor for young people around the community.

Ms Mallouk who goes by the stage name Honey Bee will be entertaining crowds at the City of Whittlesea’s Baseline Laneway Youth Vibes event this Thursday at Westfield Plenty Valley.

The event is run by council’s Youth Services Team, which encourages engagement, inclusion and healthy development of young people.

Through similar events in the past, Ms Mallouk has had the opportunity to collaborate with other artists and mentor younger singers.

“I get to help younger singers perform. They ask me for advice on how to handle nerves when singing in front of big crowds. It’s really nice helping out,” said Ms Mallouk.

Community Development Officer, Shanti Raj from the City of Whittlesea said the council is aiming to deliver music, arts and culture to the community while engaging young people and supporting local musicians.

Ms Mallouk can attribute some of her success through performing at events run by the City of Whittlesea.

“Each event opens a new door and I get to meet other contacts that want me to sing at different events.”

Ms Mallouk has experience competing in Teen Idol, singing at the Espy and the Greyhound Hotel in St. Kilda and she’s even performed at neighbourhood homes for domestic violence victims and refugee women.

Ms Mallouk hopes to take singing on full time.”I love it, I could do it forever.”

You can find Ms Mallouk’s music on her Facebook page @therealhoneybee

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