Created in 2010 with the vision of helping kids tackle their fears and make music in a band-focussed environment, High Voltage Rock School (HVRS) has given thousands of students the tools to write, play and perform their songs and let them take back their creative power.
Returning for its 28th year running this Easter long weekend, Bluesfest is Australia’s premier contemporary blues and roots music festival. Here’s a brief guide to help you groove your way through Bluesfest ’17.
Holy Holy’s Timothy Carroll give Forte an insight into artists who inspire him
They are the legends of the party. Australia’s favourite dance pop duo Peking Duk (made up of Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles) are known as the wild, fun-loving guys wearing matching tracksuits on the red carpet, leaving you champagne-sprayed at their live shows, and being the ones responsible for some absolute bangers.
It can be extremely hard for local bands to gain a following. Often it can take years of playing gigs around the state before you begin to notice any form of recognition – and it can be even harder after a name change.
First starting out performing backyard gigs with friends, to soon be taken under the wing by Bradley Nowell and the rest of the Sublime crew, Slightly Stoopid haven’t lost their charm as the skateboarding, ocean-loving group from Ocean Beach in San Diego.
With a career spanning over four decades, The Angels have a rich history; from being one of the primary instigators in the birth of Australia’s pub rock scene in the 1970s.
Coined as the best kept secret in Australian music, mysterious producer Running Touch is the 22-year-old artist from Melbourne known for his conscious decision to remain anonymous in the music industry.
A truly authentic boutique music experience, By The Meadow is returning for its fourth year. With a focus on locally sourced talent, the picturesque setting will play host to a stellar lineup of up-and-coming Aussie acts as well as those firmly cemented in their individual, thriving scenes.
In October last year a team of musicians, businesses and venues teamed up to produce several gigs titled ‘One for the Otways’ under the guidance of Dean Krueger. Krueger, who also performed as his band Salmon Guts on the day, felt he had to give back in such a way.