The next big thing in the local music scene will soon take to the stage for the latest instalment of The Seed Project – a collaboration between the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC).
The free mini-festival series of original music held on QPAC’s Melbourne Street Green will run for 10 weeks each Friday night featuring funk, folk, pop, blues, rock, soul, country and everything in between.
Artists are drawn from the immense talent within the QCGU’s Bachelor of Popular Music (BPM), the program responsible for launching the careers of musicians such as The Kite String Tangle, The Delta Riggs, Bobby Alu and The John Steele Singers.
The Seed Project 2014 official launch will take place from 5.00pm, Friday 20 June with the first line-up to include:
- The blues influenced Jackson James Smith;
- Indie rock ‘n’ roll band TINKER;
- Self-confessed ‘slave to the song’ David Baker; and
- Taylor Moss (pictured above right), the urban country songstress who has already recorded in Nashville, released two music videos and enjoyed chart success with her single Centre Stage.
This year’s launch event will also mark the release of the Seed Volume 3 compilation album produced annually at the QCGU as part of an industry-first, student-focused enterprising model according to Deputy Director and head of the BPM, Dr Donna Weston.
“The Seed initiative came about in direct response to the global changes in the music industry, so our emerging and diverse musicians can now effectively produce and represent themselves,” Dr Weston explains.
“To perform at a venue like QPAC is a great next step for these artists who are already establishing their professional careers, launching incredible EPs and music videos and generating significant fan bases daily.
“These weekly concerts will be the perfect opportunity to see the next big thing in the local music scene,” said Dr Weston.
Seed Volume 3 will be available for purchase at the launch and also through iTunes, Amazon and Spotify after June 20.
Following the launch, The Seed Project will run from 5.30pm – 8.30pm every Friday through to August 22.
For the full program and weekly line-up, visit: http://www.qpac.com.au/the_seed_project/
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