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Sounds @ Sunset #4

It can be hard to get a gig playing original live music in Darwin, and it’s even harder when you’re still in high school.

But the producer for the next Sounds @ Sunset gig, Joel Keith, has given the stage to a diverse mix of young musicians.

“As high school students it can be hard to find gig opportunities in Darwin, so I thought why not reach out to the people who want to start out, or have started out, and give them a show?” he says.

This month’s line-up includes 2017 NT Song of The Year People’s Choice winner Phoebe Wear, Fish Slappa, The Finger Buns Remas-tered and Jordan Ravi, who finished high school last year. 

“I tried to get as much of a range of artists as I could,” Keith says.

“I wanted a relaxed vibe and I’m hoping lots of people come down and hang out.”

The August event is the fourth instalment of Sounds @ Sunset, a program run by Launch Darwin to upskill young producers.

Keith says the previous events have all been hits, and he’s learned a lot along the way.

“We’ve had quite good turnouts at the last few and we’ve been sur-prised by how many people have come along,” he says.

“There’s a lot to keep track of and on top of organising these gigs but I’ve learnt it’s all doable.

“All the people in the team are great to work with.”

Fri 3 Aug | 5-7.15pm | Nightcliff Foreshore | Free | See the event listing

Image by Hannah Illingworth

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