The Coast Sessions Competition
The focus for Innov8Central Music in 2013 was actioning a number of strategies including the development and launch of The Coast Sessions - a Central Coast music competition and album to be launched in 2014 that showcases local musical talent.
The Coast Sessions competition was aimed to provide a vehicle to showcase the vast range of musical talent living on the Central Coast and provide a catalyst for the establishment of a more formal music industry model. This will be achieved through the development of a multi-genre, multi-artist, double CD, with the opportunity for emerging Central Coast artists and musicians to be featured on this album. One CD on the album will be dedicated to professional musicians, showcasing well known artists who are residents of the Central Coast. The other CD will be dedicated to showcasing emerging and potentially undiscovered talent from the region. The CD is in the production phase and is available for pre-order by calling Innov8Central on 02 43 494953.
The Coast Sessions competition received nearly 100 entries and the top 14 winners were announced: click here to read the announcement.
Two additional winners were determined by public vote through their performances at the Wild Card event on November 24th at Mingara.
The 16 winners performed over 4 weeks in a preview showcase at Lizottes from January 29th 2014.