4pm Oct 13th @ KC's Rockshop Jam Day
1pm Nov 17th @ Sooki Lounge - Belgrave
We're happy to announce our new coach, Steve Wade.
Highly regarded and known as a “singer’s singer”, by his peers in the music industry, Steve has also gained a strong reputation as a performer, composer, vocal coach, guitarist, producer and music director. Many of you would have already heard Steve’s voice on T.V or radio, as it appears on literally thousands of Commercials and jingle’s. His voiced has been used for almost all of the major company ad campaigns in this country.....ie, McDonalds, Myer, Safeway, Coles, Mobil, Qantus, Gllette, Mars, Telstra, to name a few. Steve has also added his voice to many U.S and Asian commercials.
For the last part of the ‘90’s, Steve spent most of his time in the United States and Europe touring as lead singer with the Little River Band. Playing over 150 shows each year, they travelled extensively throughout the U.S, with the highlight being a performance on ‘The Today Show- Summer series concert’ with Katie Kouric in New York City.
Over the years, he has worked either in the Studio, on T.V or live with artists such as, Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton-John, Tina Arena, Ross Wilson, Dragon, Men at Work, Yothu Yindi, Bert Newton, Lindsay Field, Renee Geyer and many more. Steve continues his work as a Session Singer, Vocal coach, Composer (recently writing songs for the Children’s TV series) and performer in Australia and overseas.
The jam day is your introduction to the program, all you need to do is play one or two songs. To keep things simple, we are playing Knockin On Heavens Door (key of G) and Mustang Sally (key of C). Steve works out who the best people are to put you in a band with are, and this is where it all begins. The Jam is at KC's Rockshop.
Sooki Lounge in Belgrave is the home for the Weekend Warrior Big Gig. After your 4 weeks of rehearsals you will invite all your friends and family to watch your new band play at a premiere venue that has hosted some of the countries biggest acts.
What is Weekend Warriors?
WW is a concept designed to get you playing your instrument in a band with professional mentorship from a rock legend, no matter what your playing ability is.
Who can join?
Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome to take part in the program, you don't even need to own any gear.
What does the program include?
When we launch a round it starts with a free Jam. Everyone is invited to come along and have a play. Our coach will evaluate everyone's ability and musical taste and if you choose to continue with the program we will place you in a band.
You will have your first band meeting at our store, and be introduced to your other band members. You will then have 4 weeks of rehearsals under the mentorship of Steve Wade.
After this you are gig ready - invite all your friends and family along to your gig at the Sooki Lounge Belgrave. The bands who have taken part in the program will each play a set to show off your new rock skills.
We provide everything that is needed, instruments, amps, PA, mics and rehearsal space, of course you are welcome to bring your own instrument if you prefer.
Am I good enough? I'm nervous about joining!
Don't be, the whole aim of this program is to have fun. Everyone who takes part is doing it for exactly the same reason. To enjoy making music with other people.
How do I get started?
Our next round will be launching on October 13th at KCs Rockshop. Come along and see what it's about.
For more details contact Paul at the store on 9761 3099.
The welcome jam is obligation free, if you choose to enrol the total cost of the program is $395 and is due at your first rehearsal.