Here's a story for you. Have a look at this young bass prodigy on morning TV:
Here's the story - born in Bondi, moved to the US (and seems to have picked up an accent very quickly), got recognition equally quickly, soon playing with rock and jazz greats such as Chick Corea and the Allman Brothers Band. (More here) .
Then got a gig backing Jeff Beck at the Crossroads Festival in 2007, a DVD of which I happened to acquire in a brown paper bag a couple of weeks ago.
Girls can do anything indeed. Will be interesting to watch her career - jazz bass players aren't usually the stuff of front page news.