Local musicians ready to rock in Kilmore

Local rock band Madoja will hit the stage on Saturday 12 February when The Push All Ages Tour comes to Kilmore.

Originally planned for Broadford Hall, due to COVID restrictions, the free concert will now be held outdoors at Hudson Park from 5pm to 9pm.

Madoja will join two of Australia’s top music talents in Mallrat and Ninajirachi along with other local acts and artists from Triple J Unearthed.

Mitchell Shire Council has teamed up with The Push to bring the popular All Ages Tour back to regional Victoria again this year after the success of their 2019 tour.

The tour, which includes shows in 20 regional and outer-suburban locations across Victoria, will bring live music to fans across the state, in what are tipped to be some of the best all-ages events in recent memory.

Brothers Max and Doug Hooper met James Hardman while playing tennis in Seymour and decided to form a band for a local pop-up recording session in 2018.

Playing a mix of blues and pop inspired music as well as some heavy metal and a rock/psych blend, Madoja have since released their Walkin Talkin album and performed at multiple live events in Mitchell Shire and Melbourne.

“Forming the band was a bit on the fly but we’re loving it. We’re very proud of the album and can’t wait to perform some songs from it at the All-Ages event,” Max said.

“Stage time is hard to come by when you’re an emerging artist and it’s been even more difficult with everything shutting down due to COVID-19.

“So, events like this give us a chance to perform to an audience of music lovers and have our sound heard by people in the industry.

“We’re very grateful for the opportunity and can’t wait to get on stage in Kilmore.”

Each of the All-Ages Tour’s 20 events are being staged by teams of local young people, as a part of the FReeZA program.

FReeZA is a Victorian Government initiative that supports young Victorians to get involved in their community by planning and running drug, alcohol and smoke-free events for other young people.

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