Celebrated Australian musicians Adalita (Magic Dirt), Mick Thomas (Weddings Parties Anything) and Mark Wilson (Jet) have returned to their home town of Geelong to meet the 2019 Connecting Song recipients.
Connecting Song, an initiative of the Arts & Culture Department of the City of Greater Geelong, pairs recognised Australian musicians from Geelong with up-and-coming local unsigned acts, to write and record a song that has Geelong as the central theme.
Adalita will support Chloe Adele Perrett, Mick Thomas will work with Jack Meredith and Mark Wilson takes on local band Alby Jay (Jeb Costin; Jarred Paggels; Tommy Doggett Williams and Callum Marriott) as the mentees embark on the journey of learning the craft of song writing.
Each song will be recorded at Don’t Poke The Bear recording studio at Oxygen College and a film clip will be produced for each song by Pulse TV, which will be debuted in a laneway installation at Geelong After Dark Friday 3 May, the artistic exploration of the heart of inner city Geelong.
Councillor Mayor Bruce Harwood - Mayor
Our region has a great history of producing top musicians and this program will help bring the next wave through.
We’re very thankful to Adalita, Mick Thomas and Mark Wilson for getting involved as mentors. They’ve all achieved great things in the industry, and the knowledge and ideas they pass on will be hugely valuable for their mentees.
Congratulations to Chloe Adele Perrett, Jack Meredith and the members of Alby Jay for being selected. We look forward to hearing your songs celebrating Geelong, and we hope they launch you all towards a long and successful career in music.