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Sunset Sounds to feature four of our best young bands

Grab your drumsticks and crank up the guitars, Campbelltown Council is searching for young rock bands to take part in a concert to showcase local talent.

Sunset Sounds will feature four of the best young bands in the area, giving them a chance to perform in front of industry professionals and the public.

The event will be held at Campbelltown Arts Centre and will be the first of three concerts this year focusing on different music genres: rock, hip hop and contemporary.

The rock edition will be first on April 12, during Youth Week, with the other shows following throughout the year.


Campbelltown band Gravity Stone are hoping to get selected for the Sunset Sounds rock showcase. Pictured at the Macarthur School of Rock in Warby Street, Campbelltown, are (left to right) drummer Harry Xirocostas, 14, from Picnic Point High, bass guitarist Rory Moylan, 17, from St Patricks College, singer and rhythm guitarist Daniel Osborne, 17, from Campbelltown Performing Arts High School, keyboardist Matthew Bryant, 17, from Ambarvale High and lead guitarist Robbie Cotterell, 18, from JMC.

“This is an opportunity to support the young talented musicians we have in our community and provide them with the platform to achieve their goals,” says mayor George Brticevic.

“This will be a night not to be missed. It will give them a chance to hone their craft and get feedback from industry professionals, as well as valuable exposure,” Cr Brticevic said.

“After the success of previous youth music initiatives that had a diversity of acts, we’ve created a forum for groups to showcase their particular musical genre among their peers.”

All band members must be aged between 12 and 24 years and applications have to be submitted online before 4pm this Friday, March 8.

A panel of young people and music professionals will select the four bands to perform from among all entries.

Sunset Sounds is not a competition and each act will be provided with feedback from industry professionals. Among other things, bands will receive advice on stage presence, musicianship, originality and song writing.

The program is presented as part of Youth Week and has been made possible through a grant from Music NSW and sponsorship support of Guitar World in City Arcade, Queen Street, Campbelltown.

The performance is open to the public and goes from 6pm-9pm, Friday, April 12, at Campbelltown Arts Centre, with tickets $5 online or at the door.

To submit an expression of interest (EOI) go to: www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/sunsetsounds

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