Soundbar Sessions capture city’s thriving music scene

A new series of music videos will showcase Gold Coast’s rich musical talent by shining a light on the musicians, bands and venues that support a flourishing live music scene.

Being exclusively released over the next ten weeks through Blank Gold Coast, the 2017 series of videos captures performances by acts such as Electrik Lemonade, Yes Sir Noceur, James Street Preachers, Cheap Fakes, Tesla Coils and Phoebe Sinclair live at venues across the city. Award-winning venues Soundlounge and NightQuarter are included as locations, alongside outdoor spaces such as Southport CBD, Seaside Sounds at Burleigh, Live at Bond and even Beatniks Record Store at Broadbeach.

The project, driven by City of Gold Coast, is designed to support the city’s music sector by increasing the profile of home grown musicians and embracing the potential to connect with industry and new audiences through quality digital content.

The series of ten videos offers a unique insight into the depth of live music talent that the Gold Coast has to offer, week in, week out, and invites musicians and music lovers from across the country and the world to discover a new playground for great live music.

Launching the series is a video featuring the city’s greatest funk lords, Electrik Lemonade playing to an energetic crowd at Seaside Sounds held at Burleigh earlier this year.

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Since their debut in December 2010, Electrik Lemonade’s live performances have rapidly grown as they play to crowds at premier live music venues and festivals from Far North Queensland to Sydney. They’ve been aired live to national television, featuring on Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise, Channels 10’s The Project, they’ve been feature artist on Toasted TV and have even had airplay in Europe, Asia, North America and regularly throughout Australia.

Fresh from supporting Jedediah and Maddy Jane at the Bulimba Festival and Tijuana Cartel at Soundlounge, the nine-piece Gold Coast outfit are obviously relentless live performers, but that presents a problem for their next studio album.

“Electrik Lemonade just cant stop accepting all these gigs and tours we get thrown at us lately,” Jakey D told Blank Gold Coast.

“We just get too many offers coming in which has really eaten into our studio time on multiple occasions now – saying that, we have recently finished a session a month or so ago for our pre-production stage leading towards, what feels like, this friggen never ending album…”

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You can watch the new video for ‘Sing with Me / Electrik People’ via youtube.

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