Stages set for super eight

Eight performers and bands from Frankston, the Mornington Peninsula and the outer southeastern suburbs have been chosen to take part in a series of concerts, recording sessions and mentoring workshops for GRID 2016.

GRID (Grass Roots Indie Development) invited independent musicians from the region to register for GRID 2016 in a bid to build a supportive, non-competitive community of independent musicians in the region.  All eight will receive a fully produced track from El Perro Productions, two paid gigs at Frankston’s Pelly Bar and The Village Green in Mulgrave, and a weekend of one-on-one mentoring with music industry professionals from Music Victoria.  They are:

 THE MOODY SPOOKS: A five-piece experimental rock band whose most recent EP, Lasso Lounge, draws on psychedelic, jazz and garage influences. It’s also available for free download at themoodyspooks.bandcamp.com/  

THE MOODY SPOOKS: A five-piece experimental rock band whose most recent EP, Lasso Lounge, draws on psychedelic, jazz and garage influences. It’s also available for free download at themoodyspooks.bandcamp.com/

 

 ANDRE (AT) McMILLAN: An acoustic singer-songwriter with a super-distinctive sound and an incredible vocal range.  

ANDRE (AT) McMILLAN: An acoustic singer-songwriter with a super-distinctive sound and an incredible vocal range.
 

 DIMITRIOS: This hip-hop artist produces a refreshing and forward-thinking blend of variable and eclectic sounds.    

DIMITRIOS: This hip-hop artist produces a refreshing and forward-thinking blend of variable and eclectic sounds.

 

 

 ALANA WILKINSON: This multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter captures life's rollercoaster moments and cleverly crafts them through song.

ALANA WILKINSON: This multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter captures life's rollercoaster moments and cleverly crafts them through song.

 SARAH EIDA: Eida might strut her stuff with an acoustic guitar, but she's no folk artist, hitting the stage with a banshee wail and a rock’n’roll swagger.    

SARAH EIDA: Eida might strut her stuff with an acoustic guitar, but she's no folk artist, hitting the stage with a banshee wail and a rock’n’roll swagger.

 

 

 PAPER GIANTS: With anthemic songs and a monster sound, these guys turn it on live.  Their EP Against The World is available at papergiantsmusic.bandcamp.com

PAPER GIANTS: With anthemic songs and a monster sound, these guys turn it on live.  Their EP Against The World is available at papergiantsmusic.bandcamp.com

 MAKER RESONATE:  A hard rock/post-progressive metal band, their five-track EP, Fear In Faith, is available for free download from Bandcamp at makerresonate.bandcamp.com/releases.  

MAKER RESONATE:  A hard rock/post-progressive metal band, their five-track EP, Fear In Faith, is available for free download from Bandcamp at makerresonate.bandcamp.com/releases.

 

 GORDON KOANG:  Originally from South Sudan, Koang sings in the region’s Nuer language about issues including human rights abuses, oppression and marginalization.

GORDON KOANG:  Originally from South Sudan, Koang sings in the region’s Nuer language about issues including human rights abuses, oppression and marginalization.

The Pelly Bar will feature Andre McMillan, Paper Giants, Sarah Eida and The Moody Spooks on Saturday, August 20; with Gordon Koang, Dimitrios, Alana Wilkinson and Maker Resonate on Saturday, August 27.
 
The Village Green has Alana Wilkinson, Gordon Koang, Maker Resonate and Dimitrios on Thursday, August 18; and Sarah Eida, Andre McMillan, The Moody Spooks and Paper Giants on Thursday, August 25.
 
Tickets and details of all shows at gridseries.com.au/shows/