Neighbours Goes Music Mad

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Ramsey Street is looking set to become Australia's music capital. Yesterday we heard that Dean Geyer will join the cast of Neighbours. Now it seems that several high profile Australian acts will also appear on the soapie in coming months.

Taking their inspiration from American comedy Ally McBeal, Neighbours will transform its revamped bar Charlie's into a live-music venue. Dean's Australian Idol rival, Damien Leith, his Australian Idol judge Marcia Hines (are we noticing a theme?), Robyn Loau, Amy Pearson, and Human Nature are all scheduled to appear in the coming months.

All this buzz about music seems to have rubbed off on Neighbours starlet Caitlin Stasey. The young actress, who plays Rachel Kinski, hopes to launch her own singing career.

Hey, it worked for Kylie Minogue, Natalie Imbruglia, and Delta Goodrem. However, for every superstar Neighbours produces, there's always a Holly Valance or Stephanie McIntosh.

Caitlin told The Sunday Telegraph, “I'd love to do something along the lines of Joni Mitchell, or I'd love to be in a band like a No Doubt thing.”

That's some combination! However, before we dismiss young Caitlin's dreams as the aspirations of just another soapie star, consider this. She actually writes her own music and plays the guitar. That's got to put her ahead of the game.