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Following the successes of previous ‘Sounds Of’ projects – including the groundbreaking Sounds Of The Pilbara II: Songs In Language and last year’s acclaimed Sounds of the Goldfields – WAM‘s Sounds Of The Great Southern project is now out and showcasing a range of incredible artists from across the Great Southern region.
Ten new, original songs have been recorded and released to showcase the inspiringly diverse breadth of musical talent brewing in the Great Southern region of WA.
We’re excited to reveal the WAM Sounds Of The Great Southern compilation, which was launched at a sold-out event on Saturday 27 May at the iconic Albany Town Hall.
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. Each artist had their chance to shine at a treasured venue, supported by the Vancouver Arts Centre team. 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).
WAM proudly acknowledges the generous support provided by our project partners.