The latest local independent talent from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University will present a mini-festival of original music each week as part of the Front Yard Music series at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC).

Kicking off with a special launch night from 5pm, Friday 19 June, the first line-up of Seed artists is set to attract a host of local music lovers to hear the unique sounds of:

  • Gold Coast indie band Fox and Fiasco;
  • Singer songwriter Erin Jane of Sneeky Picnic fame; and
  • TRAILS with their intricate alternative rock leanings.

Running each Friday night from 5.00pm for 10 weeks (through to August 21), these free original music events will feature a new line-up of 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, 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.

Alternative rock band TRAILS will perform at the series launch on 19 June

Alternative rock band TRAILS will perform at the series launch on 19 June

In addition to the artists slated for the launch event, this year’s program will also include performances from Aquila Young the alluring artist blending soul and song; rock’n’roll, blues, soul, psych & pop from Baskervillain; Sundaythe soulful poet with genre-defying sound; and Indie-folk Tommy Sheehan’s lush acoustic guitar and ambient vocal melodies.

Double Lined Minority, Fletch and the Cold Ghost, Jordan Pineda, LIVVIA and Sarah Frank will also perform throughout the series.

Seed artist Aquila Young

Seed artist Aquila Young

The launch will also mark the release of the Seed Volume 4 compilation album produced annually at the Queensland Conservatorium 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 4 will also be available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify following the release on Friday 19 June.

Seed artists performing within QPAC’s FREE Front Yard Music is also presented as part of the 2015 Queensland Music Festival and runs every Friday from 5.00pm, from 19 June through to August 21.

Baskervillain will present their unique psych pop sounds at Seed

Baskervillain will present their unique psych pop sounds at Seed