Clive Miller is the CEO of Support Act, a music charity that provides crisis relief and well-being support to artists, roadies and musicians in need. Prior to commencing the role in May 2018, he was the Global CEO of Optometry Giving Sight, a vision care charity with offices in Australia, USA, Canada, and Italy. He has also worked for Youth Yindi Foundation, Fred Hollows Foundation, AUSTCARE and AIDS Trust of Australia. He started his career as a broadcaster and promotions person on Public Radio 2XX and at triple j; and managed a number of bands including the Go-Betweens and Ups & Downs.
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Mike Keyte is the Artist and Promotions Digital Marketing Specialist for Brisbane digital aggregator and music services company, GYROstream. Coming up to 10 years in Events and Marketing, Mike has worked across a number of award winning-campaigns and festivals including the likes of; Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Beer Festival, Touch Bass, For Shore Festival and Holy Green along with touring artists such as PNAU, The Presets, Sticky Fingers, Six60, The Original Wailers, Fat Freddy’s Drop and more.
I started my career in the music industry when I was studying at JMC Academy whilst working and interning at as many different music companies and events as I could. At the beginning of 2016, I started working at SGC Media Group before launching For The Record Digital at the end of 2019. I have worked across PR and other roles within SGC before spending two years putting our digital team together for the launch of For The Record late last year. Since working in the organisation I've been lucky enough to quarterback some incredible digital campaigns like Cub Sport, Didirri, Gurrumul, Denzel Curry, The Used, National Indigenous Music Awards and a number of festivals- one that we turned around from having 8 tickets sold to selling out in just a month. I have a huge passion for working with music clients to help them connect and grow their audience through digital marketing.
Aden Brim is lead singer and multi instrumentalist of reggae roots rockers Zennith. Originating from the tropical rainforest of Kuranda in Far North Queensland, Australia, Zennith have been dubbed a creative force, producing high-energy rocking reggae rhythms and rhymes, embracing their diversity solid mix of roots, reggae, rock, funky hip-hop and indigenous world music. Zennith has diverse range of ages & experience in the band; made up of the Brim family, Dad Willie and sons Astro and Aden, as well as some brothers from other mothers resulting in a collaborative effort that not only has extreme musical chemistry, but also a cross-section of generations with a similar vision. Zennith are passionate about their cultural heritage, and sharing that heritage to the greater public. It is this passion that is aptly demonstrated in their music, lyrics and performances. They take great pride in performing music in culturally diverse locations. The way Zennith slot into communities is remarkable, and this ultimately opens doors for more indigenous bands to come on through. This band of brothers not only brings with it a passionate love for music but also a very tight musicianship, which pours onto the stage with ease and humility. This is a band that really has what it takes to bring it home to the finish leading a well crafted charge from their opening and familiar reggae styles all the way through to their explosive finale! Their energy on stage and ability to connect with the crowd is unsurpassed and it’s little wonder these boys are finding their place in the stars.
Fred Leone founded Queensland’s first Indigenous Owned and nationally distributed record label Impossible Odds Records in 2009. He has been a member of the National Indigenous Music Awards Indigenous Advisory Committee for several years as well as a judge for the Queensland Music Awards. Fred was the Artistic Director of Black Arm Band’s show "dirtsong" touring to the U.K, U.S, Brazil, Singapore, Taiwan, Canada & Malaysia. In 2016 Fred toured his first play “Gunyal *Scar to Glasgow funded by the National Theatre of Scotland.