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Artists Announced

From Cooktown in the Far North, to the beaches of the southern Gold Coast, the BIG SKY GIRLS project has once again discovered some of the incredible musical talent in our communities across Queensland.

Turning the spotlight on musical talent from Queensland’s regional and remote communities is the focus of a unique mentoring project being rolled out over the coming six months. After receiving applications from all over Queensland – ten young women aged between 15 and 25 have been selected to be a part of the 2018 BIG SKY GIRLS program.

An initiative of Brisbane music company SUGARRUSH Music, BIG SKY GIRLS will see the 10 young songwriters attend creative and professional development workshops in Brisbane with established artists and industry professionals including: Jackie Marshall, Kellie Lloyd, Roz Pappalardo, Sabina Lawrie, Brianna Carpenter, Paula “Jonesy “Jones, Sarah Howells, Leanne Tennant, Sian Evans, Francesca De Valence, Danny Widdicombe, Craig Hawker, Jeff Lovejoy and Craig Spann - with more to be announced.

The selected artists will also be supported through a free six-month mentorship program aimed at in building talent and establishing music careers.

Aside from workshops and weekly mentoring, the selected participants will also see one of their songs professionally recorded by Jeff Lovejoy (Powderfinger, Resin Dogs, Tex Perkins) and will be invited to perform at very special showcase in Brisbane this October.

Congratulations to all the selected artists! 


2018 Big Sky Girls Artists


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