Sounds Of The Great Southern CD out now, launching to loud applause
SOUNDS OF THE GREAT SOUTHERN CD LAUNCHES, SHOWCASING AN INSPIRING DIVERSITY OF QUALITY TALENT FROM THE REGION
Launched at a sold-out event at the iconic Albany Town Hall, WAM‘s Sounds Of The Great Southern compilation is now out and ready to showcase a range of incredible artists from across the Great Southern region.
Having just dropped, WAM’s ninth Sounds Of compilation is already being revered as the best yet. It consists of ten new, original songs and has received early Feature Album status on the likes of ABC Great Southern, BOOM Radio and Albany Community Radio.
Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington commented, “I am incredibly impressed by the calibre of musicians we have in our community, the City of Albany are proud to have partnered with WAM to produce the Sounds Of The Great Southern CD. The launch was a fantastic demonstration of the passion and talent within the Great Southern and we hope to continue to develop partnerships and grow music culture within our community.”
WAM CEO Mike Harris added, “What a terrific celebration of music from across the Great Southern region the compilation is. The ten acts on Sounds Of The Great Southern all showcase their considerable talent in a way that should make the region proud.”
MEDIA ► Please email [email protected] for copies, including for review and giveaways.
RADIO ► Please email [email protected] for copies, including for airplay and giveaways. Will also be via the AMRAP July mail-out, and on AIRIT soon for community radio stations.
WAM MEMBERS ► Swing by the WAM officer during business hours Mon-Fri to grab yourself a copy. Hurry though, numbers are limited.
GREAT SOUTHERN RESIDENTS ► Free copies of the CD are available to residents of the Great Southern region from project partners Vancouver Arts Centre (email [email protected] to arrange), plus Denmark Arts and Mount Barker Post Office. Please note there is a limit of 1 copy per person.
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WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LAUNCH & CD
The feedback has been amazing already, with the launch and CD being hailed from all over, including;
“It’s no secret that Perth yields some of the best musical talents in the world and that quality reaches far from the city limits, which is where WAM’s Sounds Of compilations come into play. Not only does the project uncover some amazing local talent and deliver high-quality recordings, it also assists some artists in finding their voice.” – Daniel Cribb, Editor, TheMusic.com.au
“We are a proud partner of WAM and the Sounds Of series, and are blown away by the caliber of artists featured on Sounds Of The Great Southern. The WA Day Festival is about celebrating outstanding talent from all around Western Australia and the this project provides a unique opportunity to do this.” – Leanne Drewitt, Manager of Partnerships and Programs, Celebrate WA
“Region’s diverse musical talent a big hit… The entire event, from the formalities of the VIP pre-show function, to the concert, was proof that the pulse of original music talent in the region is beating strongly.” – Anthony Probert, Editor, Great Southern Weekender
“Amazing.” -Andrew Collins, Presenter, ABC Great Southern
“The calibre of the artists on the Sounds of the Great Southern is truly mind blowing. Hearing their performances at the launch, it is evident just how much musical talent lives in the Great Southern. We couldn’t be more proud to be a supporter of this fantastic project. To all of the artists involved, congratulations! We can’t wait to see where this journey takes you- hopefully it is just the beginning of many long and successful careers in music.” – Melanie Henley, Manager Corporate Affairs, Brookfield Rail
“Diverse talent get chance to shine…a big break.” – Jessica Cuthbert, Reporter, Albany Advertiser/The West Australian
“Impressive.”Trent Brand, Breakfast Presenter, triple M/Southern Cross Stereo
“The launch was a grand night in WA’s regional music city. In a packed Albany Town Hall, the Great Southern region celebrated just a very small part of its wealth of talent, (which is seemingly endless) in high style. Contemporary music in the Great Southern region is unquestionably one of its strongest assets.” – Nigel Bird, Regional Officer & Project Coordinator, WAM
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS
With the acts selected from a record-breaking 115 applicants, it was no surprise amazing results have come out of the pop-up recording studio in Albany (thanks to Soundtown), especially considering they were steered by award-winning producers Matt Gio (Rada Studio) and Sean Lillico (Fur Real Studio), plus guest sessions from ARIA Award-winning producer Joel Quartermain and Debaser Studio engineer Andy Lawson.
The ten-track CD covers everything from rock to folk, dub, electro pop, adult contemporary, reggae, rhythmic jazz pop and beyond. This allowed people to witness the acts in an intimate and charming setting, including The Tidswell Twins with The North Albany Senior High School Band (Albany), Willow (Denmark), 40 Kays Out (Katanning), Ron Coyne (Albany), Rastatrix (Denmark), Blue Stuka (Takalarup), Carla Geneve (Albany), Mary Jayne & The Smoke Detectors (Denmark), Kris Nelson (Albany) and Isla Imogen (Albany).
To find out more about each artist…
WAM proudly acknowledges the generous support provided by our project partners.