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The Seabellies Win The Newcastle Music Week Industry Showcase

The SeabelliesNovember 2006, eight of the regions finest bands took to the stage at The Civic Theatre Newcastle for the Newcastle Music Week Industry Showcase finals. The bands performed in front of some of the top national industry professionals from Shock Records, Premier Harbour Agency, Universal Music and MGM Distribution.

The Seabellies took out first prize with their energetic and eclectic performance. Frontman Trent Grenell utilised numerous instruments throughout the bands ten minute performance which included several rousing percussion jams. Other finalists in the Industry Showcase competition were The Wireflys, Light Noise and Ngariki.

BenjaluBenjalu were announced as winners of the Let There Be School Rock competition with Short Stack a close second. The other finalists in the Let There Be Shool Rock competition were 40 Footsteps and Red Letter Project.

The winners will share in a pool of prizes valued at over $10,000 that includes:

  • $5,000 JBL PA Package (supplied by A1 Audio).
  • $5,000 worth of Roland, Boss & Edirol (supplied by Muso’s Corner).
  • One hour consultation with Michael Chugg from Chugg Entertainment.
  • An artwork package supplied by EAO and Artbeat), including; Basic logo design, E-brochure and Poster design
  • Free Gold upgrade to Gigtxt.com.au service for 12 months (worth $99)
  • a support slot opening for a National or International touring artist from Big Apachee
  • CD Cover design by Design Reaction

The evening was hosted by Brien McVernon from the Retro Rockets and Blind Melon from NEWFM and featured several guest performers including R’n'B performer Jade MacRae, DJ Jay-T and The Last Kinection and Adam Miller.


Posted on November 3rd, 2006 in Artists, Newcastle Music Week


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