Just added to the Starlifter Radio playlist is ‘F#@$ You Courtney!’ from ‘Custard Bear’, winner of the Chartfest 2010 Team Band Search. Well done lads! Here’s the hype:
“Custard Bear, a three piece from Christchurch Boys’ high school, has got it where it counts. They recently won the regional finals of Rockquest in Christchurch, and also took out the Team Band Search at Chartfest 2010, which they all agree was “pretty awesome, aye”. During breaks in between competitions they have been entertaining local ears with their savvy brand of crustic-pop, and have garnered a small hoard of fans, whom they treasure greatly. Some new sounds have been emerging from the band, which through sporadic attempts to capture on tape is set to culminate in an EP to be available later this year.”
CHARTFEST 09 is happening tomorrow yo and it’s gonna be BUSY! Jeff Fulton and the team at CHART – christchurchmusic.org.nz have been working well hard to get some serious action happening here in Churchtown. Mad big-ups, props and totz lolz to them!
Chartfest is a multi staged music festival AND music industry expo. Shocking Pinks (who played a FAB set at The Media Club on Saturday night), Isaac Chambers, Maitreya, Rare Shot Blue, and Tim Moore are some of the bands I’m most looking forward to see play. Industry-side the key things to check out are the Media and Promotion Q&A at which I’ll be making a cameo as well as the ‘How To Break Into The Australian Market’ session. There will be plenty of seriously on-to-it peeps at these sessions so be sure to make an appearence if you’re a musician or band in Christchurch trying to make things happen.
NZMC & MMF ‘How To Break Into The Australian Market’ Seminar(6.00pm – 7.00pm)
The New Zealand Music Managers Forum and the NZ Music Commission are proud to present the May Music Month Seminars ‘How to Break Into the Australian Market’.