ARBA 2018 YOUTH IN BLUES PROGRAM
The Adelaide Roots and Blues Association is pleased to announce the roll-out of our first Youth in Blues Program, proudly sponsored by Global Music Revolution. Please find full information about the program in the column below on the left. You can register for the program using the form in the column on the right.
PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the ARBA Youth in Blues program is to educate, nurture and foster the next generation of South Australian blues musicians.
We will provide participants with the opportunity to be educated and mentored by experienced professional musicians.
They will learn about the history of the blues, blues musical forms, songwriting, stagecraft and marketing. They will get the opportunity to connect, rehearse and perform with other young musicians. There will also be public performance opportunities.
The program will also aim to introduce the participants and their families to the wider blues community and foster connections that will continue well past the formal program duration.
The ARBA Youth in Blues Program will become an important contributor to the ongoing sustainability and longevity of the blues scene in South Australia.
ELIGIBILITY AND COST
The program is open to interested musicians and singers who are aged between 12 and 20 years and who are resident in South Australia.
The cost of the program is $50.00 (payable upon registration). In return for this, participants attend 4 workshops, receive ARBA membership and a copy of the specially produced Youth in Blues instructional "play along" CD. All participants who complete the program will be presented with a certificate of achievement.
Participants are required to bring their own instruments, however a drum kit, guitar/bass amplifiers and microphones will be provided.
PROGRAM WORKSHOP DATES
Workshop 1: Saturday 14th April, 1.00 PM to 4.00
Workshop 2: Saturday 28th April, 1.00 PM to 4.00
Workshop 3: Saturday 12th May, 1.00 PM to 4.00
Workshop 4: Saturday 26th May, 1.00 PM to 4.00
Workshop 4 will be followed by a participant performance for families and interested members of the public, running from 5.00-7.00.
NOTE: due to the nature of the Youth in Blues Program it is a requirement of participation to attend all of the program workshops.
The workshops and participant performance will be held at Global Music Revolution : 47 O G Rd, Klemzig SA 5087
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All of the workshops will be facilitated by award winning Adelaide musician Snooks La Vie.
Snooks La Vie has been a prominent figure on the Adelaide circuit since the emergence of his debut band The Deliverymen. He has become a highly respected musician within the music fraternity both locally and nationally, establishing himself as one of Australia’s elite blues/soul/country vocalists and harmonica players.
As former frontman of The Hiptones, he has enjoyed
the success of awards such as a South Australian
Music Award for best blues band/act in 1997, signed
to a major label in 2006 and an APRA nomination for
‘blues/roots’ work of the year in 2008. That same year
Snooks also took out South Australian blues vocalist of
the year. The following two consecutive years Snooks
was once again awarded South Australian blues vocalist
of the year (2009 & 2010). His most recent album, "Way Back Home" was recorded with Nick Kipridis was the 2017 ARBA "Blues Album of the Year".
Throughout his career Snooks has had the pleasure of
supporting and touring with the likes of Chris Isaak, The
Royal Crown Revue, Wendy Matthews, The Blacksorrows and Mud Morganfield, to name a few.
Snooks La Vie is an experienced and fully qualified Workplace Trainer and Assessor (TAE40110). As part of his professional development to enable him to work with youth, he has completed the "Child Safe Environment" training course.
Snooks will be assisted by some of Adelaide's most experienced and accomplished blues musicians who will act as youth mentors; Mario Marino, Evan Whetter, Chris Finnen and Nick Kipridis.
Snooks La Vie with American blues musician Mud Morganfield.
April 14, 1pm-4pm
April 28, 1pm-4pm
May 12, 1pm-4pm
May 26, 1pm-4pm – Live performances 5pm-7pm
Places are limited, register now to avoid disappointment.
Register and pay for the 2018 ARBA Youth in Blues program by completing the form below.
Please contact ARBA President Mick Young:
Phone: 0419 153 439