Sounds of the south

Albany Advertiser - - AGENDA - Jes­sica Cuth­bert

AL­BUM LAUNCH WAM Sounds of the Great South­ern, Al­bany Town Hall, Satur­day, May 27, doors open 6pm, first act 6.30pm sharp. Fin­ishes 9.30pm Tick­ets are $15 plus book­ing fee from Moshtix

Musical tal­ent from the Great South­ern re­gion got a shot at a big break re­cently as part of the Sounds of the Great South­ern com­pi­la­tion project.

Ten orig­i­nal songs have been recorded and will show the di­ver­sity of musical tal­ent brew­ing in the re­gion.

The CD, pro­duced by West Aus­tralian Mu­sic, will be launch­ing this Satur­day at Al­bany Town Hall, sup­ported by Van­cou­ver Arts Centre.

Out of a record-break­ing 115 ap­pli­cants, 10 were se­lected and the CD was pro­duced at a pop-up record­ing stu­dio in Al­bany.

Gen­res cov­ered in­clude every­thing from rock to folk, dub, elec­tro pop, adult con­tem­po­rary, reg­gae, and rhyth­mic jazz pop.

Each artist will have their chance to shine at the town hall open­ing.

Acts will in­clude The Tidswell Twins, 40 Kays Out, Ron Coyne, Ras­ta­trix, Carla Gen­eve and Isla Imo­gen.

The Al­bany Ad­ver­tiser re­cently spoke with mu­si­cian Carla Gen­eve about how she was find­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence.

“Record­ing with WAM is such a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity as a young ru­ral artist to ex­pe­ri­ence the pro­fes­sional side of the mu­sic in­dus­try in a friendly and welcoming en­vi­ron­ment,” she said. “My ideas and vi­sions for my song were re­ally taken se­ri­ously and the fi­nal prod­uct . . . was very true to my orig­i­nal plans and live ver­sion of the song, while also hav­ing in­cor­po­rated great pro­duc­tion ideas from the crew.”

Gen­eve said she felt lucky to have been a part of the project.

Picture: Steve Pon­tin

Lo­cal mu­si­cian Carla Gen­eve in the record­ing stu­dio with WAM’s Nigel Bird, Matt Gio and Sean Lil­lico.

The WAM Sounds of the Great South­ern al­bum cover.

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