Project worth noting

Augusta Margaret River Times
South West musician Riley Pearce on stage at Mixtape.
Camera IconSouth West musician Riley Pearce on stage at Mixtape. Credit: Supplied

A new program to connect isolated musicians and South West venues launches tonight.

A product of the South West Creative Corner, Notes 4 Notes aims to bring live gigs to punters from venues across the region.

Co-ordinator Dan White, of Blue Child Collective fame, is seeking more venues to sign up for the program, which would include support and marketing materials for participants.

“It’s great to see this idea starting to be taken on by venues and musicians here in the South West,” he said.

“Let’s hope it can grow beyond our region and become a positive thing for the wider community.

“Right now is the perfect time to be asking ourselves what we can give, so this is a start at least.”

White and collaborators developed the project to help isolated musicians continue earning money while venues remained locked down to big audiences.

Co-ordinated via the group’s Facebook page, punters would be able to tip artists “easily and directly”, he said.

“I’m excited to see this initiative take off and hope that it’s embraced in the long run as part of Australia’s strong pub-going culture, supporting live music and social generosity,” White said.

Venues on board included The River, The Common, Mixtape Collaborative and Burger Baby.

The first performances start from 6.30pm via the Notes 4 Notes Facebook page and include Mitch Baker, James Abberley, Kiera Jas and local musicians opening their jam nights to virtual crowds, with hopes more would follow.

Interested venues were encouraged to sign up via the Notes 4 Notes page.

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