Having a background in media and design is a bit of a curse. There's a lot you know you can manage yourself until you realise, there's definitely a better way. But then it takes some more time to actually utilise the 'better way'. Example; the former Eleven13 Records website was built from scratch by yours truly, but was a little bit of a nightmare to keep updated. I'm currently writing this post on a newly constructed Squarespace site, which will allow me to keep everything fresh much with much greater ease. Setting it all up has been conducted during our last week of a month-long overseas trip; obviously I'm keen to get back into the music scene. Stay tuned!
This was a solid night of original tunes. Admittedly the vibe was very different to the norm for Dan White, the frontman of Blue Child Collective, but that's pretty typical for Kalgoorlie. Blue Child rolled into town for the tail end of the Saturn Saw The Seaside album launch tour and delivered an infectious performance that clearly stirred the suds inside many of Judds' loyal patrons. Importantly, Blue Child was able to engage a large number of pub-goers who would normally be content chanting to Khe Sanh, and this speaks to his ability to cater to the personality of a crowd.
Clearly Blue Child is no stranger to the stage; The beach-themed guitar melodies paired with his
So this was a pretty amazing night. At several points I had to look around, take stock of the situation, and realise that we hadn't somehow magically transported to somewhere more "stereotypically cultural".
Is that not the coolest music venue you've ever seen? Yeah, I'm biased, but I'm also really stoked about what is being created, and the feedback being generated from the debut E13 Sessions project. The next one is going to showcase the venue in which the Sounds Of The Goldfields project was recorded, and some of the artists who appear on it. If you haven't heard of Sounds Of, they are a series of recordings in regional WA that connects top shelf music producers with local talent to produce a compilation of works for the region. More on SOTG here.
Exciting things have happened since the last Souper Pitch. I've discovered that original music is something worth fighting to represent, and something that people are keen to invest in. On May 15, Eleven13 Records will debut E13 Sessions, a live original music project that sets the stage for local musicians to share their original works with an engaged audience.