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Sounds Of The Goldfields: Recorded and ready to launch!

29 Apr


Events, Regional

The next installment of WAM’s critically acclaimed recording project is ready to launch and showcase some of the Goldfields’ finest.

Highlighting the rich vein of music talent running through the Goldfields, ten diverse artists have been recorded for WAM’s Sounds Of The Goldfields, the compilation album now readying for release. The CD will officially be launched at the Goldfields Arts Centre on Saturday 28 May from 5.30-10pm, with live performances from all featured artists plus special guests Eskimo Joe, the ARIA Award-winning WA legends playing an acoustic set.

Along with guest sessions from Eskimo Joe’s Joel Quartermain, Sounds Of The Goldfields has seen award-winning engineers Matt Gio and Sean Lillico working with ten Goldfields artists, each leaving the Soundtown pop-up studio in Kalgoorlie with stellar songs that are set to light up radio stations across Australia. Covering everything from country to indie rock, hip hop, rock’n’roll, blues and roots, electro-pop and beyond, the artists on the CD, who are all set to perform at the launch, are:

Ange Leech feat. Michelle Meehan
Ruben Wills
Desert Stars
Marcus McGuire
The Picture Gardens
Tiahn Dillon
The Brownley Gospel Singers
Kado Muir & LYC Crew feat. K J
Jennifer Renee
The China Blue Experiment

On top of the launch at the Goldfields Arts Centre on Saturday 28 May (presale tickets $15 – available here – and include a free copy of the limited edition CD), Jennifer Renee will also be representing the compilation at the free WA Day event, State Of The Art, performing at Elizabeth Quay in Perth on Monday 6 June.

With the compilation already receiving highlight media coverage from the likes of The Kalgoorlie Miner, ABC Goldfields-Esperance, Tjuma Pulka FM, GWN7, ABC 720 Perth and The West Australian, the excitement for this release is already electric.

Sounds Of The Goldfields project coordinator Nigel Bird said, “Regional Western Australia is laden with outstanding songwriters and musicians, and combining them with professional producers at the top of their game can bring seriously good results. This is the eighth ‘Sounds Of’ project we’ve completed, and it’s the strongest yet. I’m positive it’ll be embraced by Goldfields communities and will be heard in places far, far away from where it was recorded.”


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WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.