Murrindindi Shire home to serious musical talent

Do you want to listen to some home-grown local talent? Well head on over and ‘like’ the Murrindindi Shire Youth Facebook page and you’ll find releases of original music from talented young artists across our Shire.

Council’s Youth and Recreation Portfolio Councillor Charlie Bisset said the social media campaign aims to build the music profiles of talented young artists who participated in our recent song-writing workshops, and more recent recording sessions with Montville Lane Sessions.

‘In February and March, bands and solo artists from Murrindindi Shire attended song writing workshops with accomplished musicians and producers, Kaitlyn Thomas, Paul Ray and Cameron Deyell.

“In total, 18 emerging young artists were given the opportunity to workshop their original songs, with Kaitlyn, Paul and Cameron providing valuable feedback and professional advice. Following these workshops, 13 of our young artists recorded their original songs in Montville Lane Sessions’ professional pop-up recording studio which was set up at the Yea and Alexandra Town Halls.

‘It’s been a fantastic experience partnering with David Blake of Montville Lane Sessions, who has brought his professionalism and many years of experience to this project. David and his team worked tirelessly over one huge weekend to achieve amazing results for all the artists who participated in the recordings.

‘Local videographer, Tim Shaw was also on hand to capture their artistic process and record some amazing video footage of the sessions – which we look forward to sharing with you soon.

‘Now that the songs are recorded, David will send them to Universal Music Group for professional feedback. It’s pretty exciting stuff – the songs also have the potential to air on local community radio stations.

‘We’re thrilled to be able to share the songs with you and get behind these up-and-coming young artists. So, make sure you ‘like’ the Murrindindi Shire Youth Facebook page because we’ll be releasing the songs over the next few months. We encourage you to share the posts and spread the word – we’ve got some seriously amazing talent right here at home.

‘A huge thanks to everyone involved in this initiative, especially our professional musicians. And of course, none of this would be possible without the support from Creative Victoria and the Victorian Government’s FReeZA youth development program’, Cr Bisset added.

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