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Diploma of Music Industry students and Dukes of Molly members Rowin Slag and Sebastian Liddle.
Camera IconDiploma of Music Industry students and Dukes of Molly members Rowin Slag and Sebastian Liddle. Credit: North Regional TAFE, Supplied

A selection of emerging local musicians will take centrestage to mark International Make Music Day with a special concert.

Lyrical Instinct (aka Jacob Gregory), Indianna Waters, and Dukes of Molly will acknowledge the global celebration of music with a show at the Broome Fishing Club on Friday, June 21.

An ambitious rapper, Gregory has built a strong reputation across the Kimberley region, influenced by the likes of Eminem, Tupac Shakur and the Hilltop Hoods.

Gregory has also opened for headline acts including T-Pain, where he stole the show.

Waters has been performing rhythmic, melodic acoustic pieces intertwined with soft vocal harmonies in Broome and its surrounds for a number of years.

Waters has played at several prestigious gigs, including the Saltwater Music Festival, the Shinju Matsuri Festival and opening for The Boy Named Cash.

Three-piece rock band Dukes of Molly aim to push a new sound into the Kimberley music scene, influenced by rhythmic prodigies including The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Raconteurs.

Dukes of Molly members and North Regional TAFE Diploma of Music Industry students Rowin Slag and Sebastian Liddle worked together to organise the event, from securing the acts and venue to arranging music equipment and promoting the show.

The pair said they set out to showcase some of Broome’s finest young emerging artists and bring Broome in line with more than 800 cities around the world that celebrated International Make Music Day.

Slag said their course had been an integral part of learning the intricacies of the music industry.

“It is certainly much more complex than it seems at first,” he said.

“The course has really helped myself and the rest of the students gain a step up into achieving our goals of obtaining a job in the music industry.”

Lecturer Bel Skinner commended Slag and Liddle on their hard work and highlighted the importance of the students applying their learning to real life scenarios.

“It is really important that our students get actual hands-on experience in event organising, staging, negotiating contracts and publicity, along with live performance opportunities,” she said.

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