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Forte Mag - This State We're In #7

13 Feb 2017

Dear FORTE readers,

We’re excited to announce that we will be heading up your way very soon with APRA AMCOS to present a panel discussion: Geelong – A music city. A number of factors have seen Geelong develop a unique and influential array of musicians across many eras and genres. In this two part panel hosted by editor-in-chief at Forte Magazine Amanda Sherring we first delve into the musical history of Victoria’s second biggest city with Au-Go-Go Records founder and all-round Australian music brain Bruce Milne. Part two will see APRA AMCOS and MUSIC VICTORIA offering a unique opportunity to gain insight from the Geelong’s scene’s current creative curators - offering information and advice on booking shows, writing, promoting and circulating your music independently. Offering their experience and sage advice will be psych-folk Flightless Records artist Leah Senior, Barwon Club booker Al O’Neill and Billy Gardner who runs Anti-Fade Records, plays in a bunch of bands (Ausmuteants, Living Eyes and Cereal Killer) and co-runs Jerkfest. From 5.30pm Tuesday 7 March 2017 @ The Barwon Club. More info on this panel here.

What a stellar group of panellists. It’s FREE entry so get in touch with us to RSVP.

We’ve also been busy on the inaugural Victorian Music Crawl! Last weekend we took 25 of Victoria’s leading music media, managers, bookers and industry on a bus to Ballarat, Castlemaine, Bendigo and Echuca. They visited Ballarat’s Karova Lounge, Suttons House of Music, and L’espresso, Theatre Royal and The Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine and Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo, Riverboats Music Festival in Echuca and other venues and regional Victorian music landmarks. There will be two more bus trips happening later in the year, if you’d like more information please get in touch. #vicmusiccrawl

Finally, applications for Live Music Professionals, our coaching program for independent promoters, venue owners, bookers or venue managers are open until 31 March 2017. We STRONGLY encourage anyone from regional or outer suburban Victoria to apply.

Catch you at a gig soon.  Music Victoria

Member Moment:

Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel

Nominated for Best Country Album in 2016, Sal Kimber & the Rollin’ Wheel had a busy 2016 packed full of festivals, tours and the release of their album ‘Southern Light’. Rolling Stone called it “Australiana-soaked alt-country at its finest”, have a listen for yourself and support local music. Check out Sal and her band here.

Gig of the month:

DORSAL FINS – 4 March 2017, Karova Lounge, Ballarat

MV Members Dorsal Fins are heading to Karova Lounge early March in support of their album ‘Digital Zodiac ’. Support bands haven’t been announced yet, but if you’re on the hunt for an energetic night of boogying and fun, check them out.  Karova x The Fins = FUN.


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