WHEATBELT TOURING CIRCUIT #4: Music Feedback & Big Bash Edition
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Hot off the heels of just being nominated as a Finalist for a Western Australian Regional Achievement and Community Award – Regional Safety Award – (which you can also vote for as it’s also been included in the CBH Group’s People Choice Award nominations), WAM’s 2016 Wheatbelt Touring Circuit keeps going from strength to strength with the next installment being a special Music Feedback Tour Edition happening during Mental Health Week. It also boosts the number of acts being showcased, teaming up with partners Narrogin Musicians Association and their annual event, Big Bash Music Festival. Now seeing 25 acts performing on this fourth tour in the series, there will also be FREE Music Feedback CDs at all three massive shows!
In partnership with RAC, and with support from the Department of Culture and the Arts, Royalties For Regions and Country Arts WA, the Wheatbelt Touring Circuit will be headlined by WAM Song Of The Year-nominee and respected indie/rock/roots band The TommyHawks for this Music Feedback Tour edition. They’ll be performing on all dates with Nannup indie/rock upstarts and recent single launchers, Leoh. October’s Tour 4 will roll in into Northam on Friday 14 at The Riverside Hotel; on Saturday 15 at Narrogin Musicians Association’s Big Bash Music Festival at The Narrogin Show; and finish Sunday 16 October at the Wagin District Club.
Music Feedback is an innovative anti-stigma campaign that uses music and popular culture to promote youth mental health, encourage help seeking and reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues. Music Feedback lives by the motto, “Music talks about mental health, so can you!”
YACWA Music Feedback Project Support Officer Ashley McPhail explained, “We believe music is something we all can relate to, no matter our backgrounds and experiences. This makes the Music Feedback team excited to be a part of WAM’s Wheatbelt Touring Circuit over Mental Health Week to help spread the message to all young people in the Wheatbelt community and beyond.”
The Sound Guy/Narrogin Musicians Association’s Ash Nardini said, “The Big Bash Music Festival gives precedence to local and regional artists but we also extend the invitation to artists outside our immediate vicinity. It’s a wonderful opportunity for any performer to play on stage with full production to an appreciative audience of up to 300 music lovers.
This year also sees the introduction of the WAMbassadors initiative, which involves select musicians from across the Wheatbelt region engaging with communities during the Wheatbelt Touring Circuit series. The WAMbassadors’ role is to assist the Wheatbelt music networks and audiences to establish financially viable regional tour circuits, all the while creating long-lasting community impacts, including promoting the #elephantinthewheatbelt road safety campaigns from RAC.
THE TOMMYHAWKS w/ LEOH
– Above headliners all dates, plus w/ supports as listed below –
Friday 14 October – The Riverside Hotel, Northam (w/ Michael Dunstan)
Saturday 15 October – Big Bash Music Festival, Narrogin Show (w/ Tim Dawes, Command A Panda, Thump, Dilate, The Wildings, Heidi & The Hightops, Bradford, Careese Rainieri, Timbre, Joy Evelation, Nicole Davies, Daniel Watkins, The Singing Plumber, Elizabeth Stringer, Cade N Dale, Zac Coxon, Evan Ballantyne, Tides2Music, Hayden McGlinn, Hot Ice, Yesco & Beavermill.
Sunday 16 October– Wagin District Club (w/ Dale Fazioli & Polly Medlen)