Heaps Decent is an Australian based dynamic arts organisation working with young people & emerging artists from marginalised & disadvantaged communities, providing a means by which they can tell their story in their own way. Heaps Decent supports change, positive futures & the development of high quality Australian music with a unique identity.
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HOME BASE SHOWCASE WRAP-UP

November 28, 2013

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Every 6 months or so, we try to provide a performance opportunity for the emerging artists and budding performers, some of whom we work with on a weekly basis, and most are from our weekly ‘Home Base’ workshop at Redfern Community Centre, however this time around we had Jaybee, an inclusion from Key College, as well as a solid crew from as far as Wagga Wagga! Each week at Home Base, the emerging artists come along to work on tracks with our producers to create their own original material; this is a chance for them to put their material to the test and perform in front of their peers. It has been incredible to see many of the guys develop into full-blown artists.

Last night was the last Showcase for the year. The space was provided by the amazingly supportive Goodgod Small Club where the performers were given the opportunity to take the stage in a professional atmosphere – for many of them it was their first time in a nightclub! We had a bus load of young people who had driven up from Wagga that day to perform at the Showcase and everyone was eager to get the show rolling…

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The show went off without a hitch, all-round impressive performances from the guys and it was incredible to see the expressions of satisfaction and pride throughout the room. The venue was filled with a great feeling of support and enthusiasm and it showed. Absolutely every performer stepped up to the occasion and stuck their lines, putting on an amazing show! A massive thanks goes out to Sydney-based MC Dutch, who did a brilliant job of headlining the show and wrapping up the evenings performances.

A huge thanks to Goodgod for having us, and to Jerome who did the audio engineering for the show. Thanks also to all the supporters who came down to see the show, to Sarah Emery and Michael Agzarian for the beautiful photos (which we will post in the coming days), to Thom and Jo for bringing the guys all the way from Wagga Wagga for the show, the Heaps Decent facilitators who work so hard on organising everything, and mostly the performers who did such a fantastic job, this was all about you!

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