Local music organiser Marky McColl is all set for the upcoming youth gig ‘Hey June’ this month.
Showcasing a range of talented upcoming artists in the region, the event invites young artists to perform at the Goulburn Club to as many as 100 people.
The sound technician, who has advocated for youth music events in the past, said the June line-up was an event not to be missed.
Organised every two months, Mr McColl said many young people who were musically inclined didn’t have the space to gain experience in a safe and supportive environment.
“There are young people here and at times they don’t have a voice and that’s what I’ve always wanted to establish,” he said.
“I do it because I want to do it, and really, where else would they go?
“They might not be regular kids who go out and listen to normal stuff going on. At times it’s a select market and it’s very hard for them to find support.”
Mr McColl facilitates cooperation and ownership among artists and attendees, encouraging participation on decisions such as the name of the gig via online channels.
This month, Michael Barrell received the most amount of Facebook likes for his title ‘Hey June’.
Most performers range between 14 to their mid 30s, bringing different experiences and styles of music to the stage.
There are young people here and at times they don’t have a voice, and that’s what I’ve always wanted to establish.Marky McColl
This month’s performers include artist Charlotte Lock, a regular singer for The Hang, who is usually found at the Live Music Tuesday nights at the Goulburn Railway Bowling Club.
Ms Lock will perform original pieces and will be joined by guitarist H (Hetti Blazer-Grossi), a familiar face at the Club, who channels Missy Higgins on stage.
Producer/rapper Brayden Judd - aka Beats J – will hit the decks for a dedicated set.
Canberra singer songwriter NeonHoney (Chantelle Milin) will be bringing original rock music and former VibesFest headliners Road Pantry will also be performing on the night.
Mr McColl said the performances were flexible for the artists, who are free to showcase their music without a regimented structure.
“The guys I’ve given an outlet to are always very respectful and good, young kids” he said.
“You can’t predict what’s going to happen but we keep an eye on each other.”
Hey June will begin between 8 and 8.30pm on June 22.
‘Hey June’ is a free event.