GIG STARTERS x LOOP x NZ MUSIC MONTH x YOUTH WEEK
4pm – 7pm, Friday, May 19 – Gig Starters – Otautahi
All in one HUI / WORKSHOP / GIG
LOOP in partnership with APRA/AMCOS and Gig Starters Aotearoa, will be hosting a hui at 4pm on Friday, May 19, with a crew of industry professionals, a local recording artist and a production technician, who will be discussing the need-to-knows of putting on your own all ages gig.
After the hui will be a soundcheck / workshop, with the chance to watch and be part of a live production set-up.
And then in at 6pm, it’s gig time! We’re lucky to have MIDNIGHT BUZZ and VALERE performing.
The Panel or ‘Crew’ as we like to call them for the hui for this event are
Rodney Fisher – Special Projects and Events Manager for NZ Music Commission, Musician
Marc Royal – Manager @ Volts & Events Producer @ Christchurch City Council
Trilby Crowther – Trilby Crowther from the APRA AMCOS Member Services team.
Tom Linklater – Creative Arts & Technologies Coordinator Papanui Youth Development Trust
Shana Valere – Performing artist
All are welcome to attend, and it’s free entry – just make sure to RSVP at www.gigstarters.co.nz
RSVP to attend HERE
3.30 – doors
4.00 – Hui
5.00 – Workshop
5.45 – Snacks arrive / transition to gig vibes
6.00 – Support onstage (20min)
6.30 – Headline onstsge
7.15 – finish
Valere is Ōtautahi based songwriter and producer Shana Graham whose intricate rhythms, rich melodies and new wave sounds mesh into music that’s ‘kinetic, yet warmly intimate’ (NZ Musician Magazine). An APRA Songhubs Sphere alum and International Songwriting Competition semi-finalist, Valere’s debut album ‘colours’ garnered spots on ZM, BaseFM and various Spotify playlists including The Local List NZ. A recent signee to Enemy Love Records, Valere is gearing up to release her fourth project in 2023.
Midnight Buzz formed about a year ago after a couple mates in music class started playing together. From there we’ve been working on our vibe and moulding the band into a tight group of musicians. We’re really privileged to have been provided with all the opportunities and gigs we have played so far, and we’re really looking forward to playing more, especially Rockquest next month. The main goal for Midnight Buzz is to develop our style into something we – and hopefully other people – all enjoy.