"And it may seem weird to approach something artistic with sort of an eye to making it more efficient, but that was the idea," he says.
At on a Thursday morning, five friends from Frankston are making some noise.
This is the first stop on the Music Crawl; a tour of regional Victoria that has been compared to speed dating for bands and bookers.
Music Victoria's chief executive Patrick Donovan says the benefits are twofold."We're taking the most influential live music people from the city out to the regions to see all of the venues," he said."We're going in, we're showing them the rooms, so of course you can't just walk into a cold dark room in the morning. The first toured through Central Victoria earlier this year.
Microsessions, the creation of producer Paul Schomer, are designed to expose fans to new live music in an efficient and time-conscious way.
Each event features five acts playing five sets simultaneously (but in different rooms or areas of one location).
(L to R): Mike Mac Allister, Jojee & Julie Hardy at BMI’s “Speed Dating for Songwriters” event at the You Tube Performance Space in Chelsea Market in NYC on April 11th, 2017.
Photo Credit: Kim Lorraine Photography PRESS RELEASE: The BMI “Speed Dating for Songwriters” concert was recently held at You Tube’s performance space in New York City.
Lone Free are playing music — loud, hectic sounds that shake the room — to a mostly empty venue.
But it is an important gig for the band, as a chance to show off to a group of music booking agents from Melbourne.
Andrew Parisi is the venue booker for Melbourne's Croxton Hotel, and recently expanded to the Frankston Pier Hotel.
He says there is strong growth in demand for music in regional areas."So it's a great opportunity for industry people to come in and actually see these venues and realise there's an opportunity to come out here and play…
December 8, 2016Mr Rogue Australia’s largest annual song-writing event returns for its fifth year, partnered by Specific Music and APRA AMCOS Song Hubs What do you get when you bring together more than 75 of Australia’s best songwriters and producers, throw in a handful of accomplished international guests, and lock them away at Studios 301 in Sydney for five days?