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What a Year!

What a Year!

What a Year!

  • Posted by simon-perrin
  • On October 1, 2020
  • 90s pop rock, Alice Kneebone, BIGSOUND, Brian's Marquette Band, Broken Trampoline, Cahli Blakers, Certificate III in Music Industry, Covid-19, Dan Steinert, Day of Clarity, Dead Before Recess, End of year showcase, Event Coordination, Girls Rock! Adelaide, GT Arizona, guest speaker, Hotel Mozambique, Indie pop-punk, Jungle Jams, Laneway Festival, Music Industry, Music SA, National Live Music Awards, Paradigm, Performance, Registrations, SA's Best Live Act, Songwriting, Spin Off, St Paul's Creative Centre, Stage craft, Teenage Joans, The Jade, Third Charm, TOWNS, Training, Triple J Unearthed, Unearthed High

Another term is done and dusted – and the students should be so proud of what they’ve achieved. So many new songs have now been written, recorded and uploaded to Triple J Unearthed! Have a listen by clicking the following links:  

Drift by Dead Before Recess –   

Human by Paradigm –   

Make You Proud by Third Charm –  

Hey, You! by Brian’s Marquette Band –   

Medicate by Broken Trampoline –   

As well as this, the students have been practicing their stage craft with two fully plugged in performances under their belt, the first to their class and the second to members of the St Paul’s Community who got to enjoy impressive tunes on their lunch breaks!  

Dead Before Recess performing to members of St. Paul’s Creative Centre.

The third and final performance for students will be the End of Year Showcase, which this year has a jungle theme! The event will be held at The Jade on October 23rd and hosted by local legends, TOWNS. Doors open at 6:30pm and it’s free to attend for friends and family! Simply follow this link to reserve your spot so that we can comply with COVID-19 regulations:–-welcome-to-the-jingle-end-of-year-showcase/122210 

Poster for the End of Year Showcase. Designed by current student, Alice Kneebone.

Students have been working on Stagecraft, Performance and Event Coordination units this term 

As per usual, we’ve had some awesome guest speakers come in to chat with the students. This term we had Dan Steinert from TOWNS, who are a “dynamic and unstoppable powerhouse duo” known fondly within the local and national music scene. TOWNS play a unique mix of 90s pop rock and have been performing around the country for a few years now, including support shows for many international acts as well as at BIGSOUND and SPIN OFF Festival!  

The students were also lucky enough to hear from Music SA alumni Cahli Blakers, one half of Teenage Joans! Teenage Joans are an indie pop-punk duo who play high energy songs that audiences can’t help but dance and sing along to from the get go. Their latest news is that they just won the Triple J Unearthed High Competition, which is a huge achievement and the second year in a row for South Australia! We’re so proud of Cahli and Tahlia, and extend a huge congratulations to them! Teenage Joans have been heavily involved in Girls Rock! Adelaide and supported notable acts such as Ruby Fields, The Hard Aches and Bec Stevens. They’ve also played at Laneway Festival, Day of Clarity and in 2019 they won the National Live Music Award for SA’s Best Live Act.  

Guest speaker and Music SA alumni, Cahli Blakers from Teeange Joans chatting to the students in our Training Room.

Registrations are now open for the CUA30915 Cert III Music Industry (Performance)* course in 2021! If you’re interested in studying at Music SA, check out the ‘2020 Courses’ tab and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via this webform:   

Alternatively, if you have any questions feel free to contact us directly by emailing  

* CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance) is delivered under a third party arrangement with the College of Sound and Music Production (COSAMP) RTO Code: 41549. The AQF certification will be issued by COSAMP.