2010 PROJECT OUTCOMES
THE SEED 2010 ROUND - TOTAL FUNDING $73,406.35
JASMINE HABBOUCHI// NSW
Jasmine is creating a mural on the walkway wall at Bondi Beach. The image Jasmine will use is of three young skater skeletons, the first covering his eyes, the second covering his ears and the third covering his mouth. This is symbolic of the famous quote "see no, hear no, speak no evil" – this subject has been selected as Jasmine feels the youth of today need to be oblivious to all the bad influences around them that stop them from getting ahead in life. Bondi Beach is a great tourist attraction and popular for its famous skate park. The vision is for the mural to become a landmark and the message in the artwork will be heard.
BELINDA CAMPBELL // NSW
Belinda Campbell will undertake her project titled ‘Intersections’. The project aims to take a deeper look at the life-stories of people who otherwise might be regarded as living on the fringe of society. Belinda’s subject: street-corner window-washers. In her role as photographer / biographer, she will photograph willing subjects and then interview them about their personal histories, their current lives and their visions for the future. Their portraits and written biographies will then be printed and displayed in a poster-board exhibition situated at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Sydney. NSW
DAMIAN COLLINS// TAS
Damian will oversee two pieces of public art come to life in Devonport, Tasmania. The first will be a solo piece by artist Scott Neoh (Bonsai). The second will be done by up to 6 local young artists, who will have attended skill development workshops led by Bonsai in the days leading up to it. These workshops will focus on drafting the mural, aerosol skills and also address the legal & social issues often involved in aerosol art. Both murals will be done with Spray Paint and will feature in prominent public spaces. Being in a regional & somewhat remote location it is important to offer the youth positive methods of community engagement. Beautifying the city will also provide a better atmosphere for
The management workshop aims to address the lack of practical strategies when managing a band or performer in the early phase of their career. This workshop brings together a group of significant professionals in the music industry, including Philip Stevens, Correne Wilkie, John Watson, Brett Oaten, Simon Moor, Sebastian Chase, Sally Howland and Russell Thomas to name just a few! All of these representatives from the music industry will share their knowledge and offer strategic advice on ways to enhance performers’ opportunities in the music industry. The Management Workshop will be delivered as a three day intensive, including customised personal advice. Of the 193 applications received we are happy to announce the following successful participants in this year’s workshop:
Brooke Bedall, who co-manages Ash Grunwald. With multiple releases and tours both in Australia and overseas, this year is looking just as busy with another studio album release. Ash will develop his international profile via tours in Europe and return to Canada. Brooke is looking forward to all the good things she's heard about the workshop and turning her role into a full time career. VIC
- the environment was beautiful
Angela Kohler is co-manager of Ball Park Music. In just over 12 months the band have released an EP, picked up iTunes Single of the Week and toured interstate. Their second EP 'Conquer The Town, Easy As Cake' will be released on a national level with extensive touring round the country for the second half of the year. QLD
- an amazing experience, a great balance of information and general networking
Charles Wall co-manages reggae-pop act The Cool Calm Collective and manages himself, going under the name of Bobby Alu. The Cool Calm Collective have released one EP, played sold out shows and coveted festival slots. The Management Workshop will offer an opportunity to gain knowledge & new methods immediately helping the release & tour of an album early 2011. QLD
- I'm so grateful to be a part of this, it's amazing how much this week has empowered me!
Melissa Gibson manages Fyah Walk. The roots-reggae act formed in 2007 and have since put out 2 albums 'Sunrise Red' and 'Ocean Sounds'. Fyah Walk plays regularly to capacity crowds at home and has performed at renowned festivals such as WOMADelaide 2010, Kuranda Roots Reggae Festival, Island Vibe, Melbourne Reggae Festival and the Mullumbimby Music Festival. They have just completed their first tour of Western Australia and are looking to take their unique act overseas in 2011. VIC
- thank you so much! a truly life changing experience…
Brendan "Oakies" Okeeffe manages Ganga Giri. Ganga Giri is an energetic and innovative live act. Delivering his unique and authentic take on multicultural Australia Ganga Giri's music has been appreciated by music lovers in many countries including Australia, Japan, Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. Oakies will build stronger networks with other independent music managers and share resources to make what they do become a more powerful and positive part of the music industry. VIC
- your incredible effort, energy giving and sharing is inspirational, motivating and appreciated with the greatest respect
Husky Gawenda is a self managed artist performing under the name Husky. One album into their career, Husky are fast becoming one of the Melbourne acts to keep an eye on. They were invited to play the Spiegeltent for the Melbourne International Arts Festival, capturing the hearts and imagination of a sell out crowd. The workshop will provide Husky with other managers to learn from, connect with and collaborate with in the future. VIC
- this was just so beneficial, inspiring & fun. thank you so much!
Thomas Hyland plays in and manages post-punk band Ivy St. They have toured throughout Australia several times, through New Zealand and have independently released one EP and one album through Wireless Records / MGM. Ivy St's debut album 'Picture Machine' was well received and led to spots at the Falls Festival and selected as a Triple J 'Next Crop Artist'. Thomas will take skills from the workshop and continue working at turning Ivy St into a self-sustaining entity. TAS
- Bill Cullen Seb Chase, Richard Kingsmill, John Watson and Chris Johnson were all brilliant assets to have access to
Jen Cloher self manages her band Jen Cloher and The Endless Sea. Cloher's debut album earned her an ARIA nomination for Best Female Artist. Since then she's travelled the country over as a support act, a headline act and on many festival slots. The Age named her second album Hidden Hands one of the TOP Ten releases of 2009. Jen will share her experiences and concentrate on improving the business management aspect of her career. VIC
- nothing but praise!
Jess McAvoy is a self managed artist and director of her label Henduwin Music with 10 self funded independent releases to date. Jess has sold out shows for numerous launches, toured nationally, secured various support slots with international artists and many high profile Australian acts. At the workshop, Jess hopes to gain a stronger understanding of what she needs to do to create her future vision. VIC
- from a combination of all panels, I gained a much clearer understanding of topics and greater confidence in general
Adam Guzowski is a member of and manages alternative rock band Kasha. The band have one independent release under their belt – an EP titled 'Five Songs For Sunstroke' available in both Australia and overseas. Adam hopes to gain a deeper insight into the music business to further his and his band careers in the industry. ACT
- exactly what I needed
Josef Fox-Muller is a bass player, independent record label director and music manager based in Brisbane. Currently Josef both plays in and manages Brisbane based acts Laneous & The Family Yah and Banawurun. His label, Bird Fire Records was started in 2008, has released 7 records to date. This year Laneous & The Family Yah will take their first steps towards touring Europe in 2011. QLD
- I cannot find words enough to express the profound way in which this workshop has inspired me to go out into the world and work both for the development of my artists and the betterment of the industry
Andrew Stone plays keys in and manages Brisbane band Montpelier. The band have toured Australia in support of their self-titled debut EP. Andrew looks forward to being among other managers to learn strategies that will benefit the Montpelier's future – hoping to gain them national radio airplay and tour into further territories. QLD
- this is more than just a workshop, it has taught me spirit and reason that we manage artists and how to live a life in this industry
Crystle Fleper is founder and director of [A:M] Authentic Management. [A:M] currently represents indie electro hipsters Polaroid Fame, garage rockers Lovers of Modern Art and it's blues-rock offshoot Dead Shades. She is also Queensland editor of fasterlouder and works as events coordinator at Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. Crystle's foray into band management began in 2001 when she took up managing the band she performed in, Hot Rubber Glove. QLD
- this workshop fostered a great sense of community amongst us all, which is so great in an environment where people can feel like they're competing with one another
Nathan Farrell has 3 acts on his roster, Jon Cleary (in Australia), Laneous and the Family Yah (co-managed) and Thundamentals. New Orleans based pianist Jon Cleary, who's toured with Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Dr John & John Schofield internationally. Locally, numerous national tours have seen his act Thundamentals headline, as well as share stages with the likes of Lyrics Born (USA), Drapht and Astronomy Class. He has also just signed on as Co-Manager of Brisbane act Laneous & The Family Yah. Nathan sees the opportunity to attend the workshop as invaluable for himself and his acts. NSW
- a fantastic and inspiring week!
Sal Kimber is the singer, songwriter and manager of 'Sal Kimber & The Rollin' Wheel'. Since the release of their debut album in 08 the band has been gallivanting around the countryside, playing both urban and rural festivals and shows. Most recently the band had 5 nominations in the 2010 Victorian / National Whittlesea Country Music Awards. Coming up, the band hope to tour Canada and will record album their second album later in the year. VIC
- you guys are gorgeous, generous, talented souls! thank you!
Kate Beasy manages alternative-pop group Skye Harbour. In 2008 the band won the MTV Kick Start award and after touring hard they bunkered down to perfect their debut LP. Now preparations are in order for the release of their new single Hunch and a national tour before they drop the album later this year. VIC
- thank you so much for donating time, money, blood, sweat and tears to make this happen
Carly Church is the co-manager of Spacifix, a 7 piece rock pop reggae band. MusicOZ have named them one of the top 5 live performers in 2010. This year the band will focus on building foundations in the Australian market. When Carly attends the workshop, she wishes to learn more about the ins and outs of management and have the opportunity to network with industry professionals. QLD
- this was an amazing opportunity with an excellent selection of guest speakers
Melinda Kirwin plays in and manages The Falls, an indie-pop act from Darlinghurst. The band have one EP out on the streets and have just recorded their first full length album. In 2009 The Falls made the top 3 (out of over 2000 bands) in the Toohey's Extra Dry UNCHARTED band comp. In the next 12 months Melinda would like to build a team of people around The Falls who share a passion for their music to assist in further developing and promoting the act, including an independent label and publishing company. NSW
- everything I've learnt, the people I've met and contacts I've made are more valuable than any $ grant could be, this workshop has changed my life in so many ways
Katie Jones manages The Frowning Cloud who have several releases to their name and have played many supports in different parts of Australia and festival slots including Laneway. Following the release of their debut LP, the band hope to headline a tour around Australia and to be able to take on a support slot offered in Europe. VIC
- this is the greatest opportunity I have ever had and you guys are one of the most amazing groups of people I'll ever meet
Eddie Narain manages Perth band The Joe Kings. The band are on the rise with only one EP to their name, having gained airplay on community radio, playing sold out shows and just being named Best Newcomers at the 2010 WAMi Awards. Eddie feels the workshop will help him grasp the concepts of being a manager and make the right decisions for the band, a great opportunity to discuss with like minded people, meet and learn from industry professionals. WA
- you guys are truly changing the world and making a huge difference, it's so amazing that this workshop exsists
Daisy Brown manages Adelaide 5 piece The Killgirls. This synth heavy indie electro-rock band played to 40,000 people at Adelaide's Fringe 2010 Opening Night Party with Art vs Science. The Killgirls are gaining momentum having played to over 300 at Adelaide's Parklife festival & picking up national airplay on Triple J. Daisy cant wait to receive professional development that stretches her practice to further her band into new territories. SA
- I was inspired and my passion truly sparked
Blair Stafford manages Melbourne based 16 piece jazz / electronic orchestra The RAah Project. In 2009 they released their debut album 'The Score'. Giles Peterson (BBC Radio) named it the most important album of 2009. This year the band will be heading to the UK to record with the BBC Orchestra and then tour Japan. Through attending the workshop, Blair would like to gain skills to help him navigate his way to reach the goals he has for the band. VIC
- thank you for coordinating all of these wonderful speakers to provide their time and experience for us
Scott Large has been working with Tjupi Band from Papunya for the last 5 years. Tjupi Band are one of the peak desert bands, with performances at the Indigenous Music Awards in 2009, Triple J's One Night Stand in 2010 and many desert music showcases. They come from the lineage of the Warumpi Band, with members being the sons of Sammy Butcher. Tjupi sing mostly in their traditional language "Luritja" and have 2 CDs released through CAAMA Music. NT
- thank you so much!
Brooke Kelly manages synth-pop act Voltaire Twins. After only releasing one single they've been invited to play countless festivals including Laneway, Good Vibrations and Summadayze. Having secured a distribution deal for their upcoming EP release, Brooke is looking forward to networking and picking up tips from like-minded managers to develop Voltaire Twins profile on a national and international level. WA
- I felt that the timing in my career was perfect and I will take a lot from this experience
Supporting top end indigenous community bands, by generating paid performance opportunities and encouraging positive outcomes in community life through music.