Young local artists to debut new tracks and docos

Thursday, 21 March 2024

GRID Series is throwing a big party at the Geelong Arts Centre on Wednesday April 17 to celebrate the release of the new songs and films by Baraka The Kid, Wild Gloriosa, Ridzyray, Daisy Kilbourne and LENNi, created as part of GRID Series Geelong.

The night will feature live performances by all five artists who over the last six months have undergone intensive industry mentoring from industry stalwarts Rich Moffat (Splendour In The Grass, Groovin The Moo) and Jerry Poon (The Operatives), media training from publicist Monique Matosic (Broken Leg PR)  and studio recording sessions with producers Joelistics (Mo’Ju, Haiku Hands), Becki Whitton and Ariel Blum (St Ives, NIASHA) to create their new releases, out on Friday 12 April on all streaming platforms.

In support of their new releases, this event will also be premiering documentaries about each of the artists. The documentaries, directed by Paul Huynh, Nick Rae, Emily Seif and Sam Biddle will give the audiences a closer, more intimate lens into the world of each artist, deep diving into their personal stories, their challenges, their motivations and their dedication to their craft.

Film synopses

All My Life – Baraka The Kid

With the goal of leaving a legacy to his younger siblings and community, Baraka The Kid takes a leap of faith from his hard earned career to pursue his dreams and aims to inspire others to follow their hearts.

Pre-Save Baraka the Kid’s new track here.

Lover Girl – Wild Gloriosa

Wild Gloriosa invites us into her intuitive journey as an artist, sharing her reflections on how music creates a reciprocal space to honour her authenticity, embrace vulnerability and celebrate the romances of life. Her words encourage listeners to step into their own light and boldly trust ourselves along the way.

Pre-Save Wild Gloriosa’s new track here.

Light Shine – Ridzyray

Recounting his battle with depression and brush with death, Ridzyray draws from his ancestry and life philosophies to heal and inject positivity into his art. His new found outlook paves the way for listeners to practice self-compassion and shine their truest light.

Pre-Save Ridzyray’s new track here.

Father – Daisy Kilbourne

In a letter to her late father, Daisy Kilbourne recounts her journey from her hometown of Daylesford to Geelong and celebrates their shared history, passion for music and zest for life. We walk with her down memory lane in an intersection of loss, love and legacy.

Pre-Save Daisy Kilbourne’s new track ‘Mother’ here.

Leave It To Me – LENNi

As the youngest in a family of high achievers, LENNi finds herself striving for greatness through her passion for music. With the motivation and support of her brothers, the film chronicles her artistic journey to find and step into her authentic self.

Pre-Save LENNi’s new track here.

Tickets are on sale now:

GRID Series Geelong is proudly supported by the Victorian Government through Creative
Victoria, in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong and the Victorian Music Development Office.

Greater Geelong Mayor Trent Sullivan

Council is committed to strengthening the region's arts and culture scene and providing more opportunities for people to express their creative talents.

GRID has been a fantastic way for emerging artists to connect with, and learn from, industry professionals, so they can advance their music careers and be exposed to new audiences.

Minister for Creative Industries Colin Brooks

Getting a start in the music industry can be tough. With Victorian Government support, GRID gives young performers the skills and experience to take their career to the next level.

Through programs like GRID, the Victorian Government is investing in our next generation of musicians and in our great regional music scene.

VMDO Director Aijia Li

This creative and professional development program truly stands out, and the young artists participating in the GRID Series are some examples of the amazing talent and diversity within Geelong's dynamic music scene.

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