More than 300 people turned up to the official launch of The Seed Project at QPAC last Friday night featuring the best emerging talent from the Con.


Setting the tone for the next nine weeks of performances to follow, major industry representatives joined locals looking for the next big thing in music to wind down their working week to the live tunes of Electrik Lemonade, Sneeky Picnic, GOVS, Timber Bones and Marcus Blacke.


Last year, the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University introduced an industry-first, student-focused enterprising initiative that saw Bachelor of Popular Music students’ original music released to market through a dedicated album called Seed.


Seed album artists are drawn from the immense talent within the program that has launched the careers of graduates hailing from The Delta Riggs, The John Steele Singers, Nine Sons of Dan and even Wolfmother.


QCGU Deputy Director and head of the BPM program, Dr Donna Weston, said launching The Seed Project was a great next step for the Seed artists.


“All of the bands to perform as part of The Seed Project are already establishing their profiles and building up their fan bases daily, so the opportunity to perform at a venue like QPAC will only add to their experience as musicians,” said Dr Weston.


“The bands and musicians from our annual Seed albums are diverse and their styles range from funk and pop-rap to progressive rock, folk and hip-hop. These concerts will be a great place to see the next big thing in the local music scene.”


The Seed Project’s program of performances will run from 5-8pm every Friday until 11 October featuring live original music.


The Seed Vol. 2 album is available through iTunes, TuneCore, Amazon, and Spotify, or you can pick up a copy at any Seed Project gig.


Visit the gig guide for full information.