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Strathbogie’s young musicians taking to the stage and studio

22 Jun 2022

Strathbogie Shire Council’s FReeZa Program participants are looking forward to some incredible music opportunities these school holidays.

EuroaDaBoat is a free concert celebrating the end of school term on 24 June from 6pm at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Euroa.

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Laura Binks said the concert was an awesome precursor to the young talented musicians heading off to Melbourne to record a compilation album.

“Local acts Bad Ibis, YNOT, Inversion, and The Counterfeits are all very excited to be recording as part of the Kool Skools program,” Cr Binks said.

“Kool Skools is a national multimedia project run by Studio 52 in Melbourne and the live concert in Euroa is a great chance for the musicians to play live on stage in their community before heading to the studio in Melbourne.”

Zali Greasley, lead singer with YNOT, said she was very excited about the opportunities thanks to being a part of the awesome FReeZa Program.

“FReeZA gives young people the opportunity to be a part of something and to learn important organisation and event planning skills,” she said.

“I enjoy performing as it gives me a chance to share with others what we have created and it helps to boost my confidence in singing.”

Zali encouraged the community to attend the all-ages music event this month.

“It’s always nice to have local support and to have people get to listen and give us feedback on our work,” she said.

Jack Williams, YNOT’s bass player, said the FReeZA program was important because it allowed participants to have fun as well as being an outlet.

“It’s a creative outlet, an emotional outlet; and it’s fun to do,” he said.

Jordan Kipling, guitarist and back up vocalist with YNOT, said the FReeZA program allowed teenagers and young adults to have a say in what happens in their community.

“I like performing because it means I get to show off what I’ve practiced so much, also performing in front of a crowd gives such an adrenaline rush when they’re excited about what I’m playing,” he said.

EuroaDaBoat is an all-ages event, however, anyone under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. It is also an alcohol, tobacco, drug and vape-free event, fully supervised with no pass-outs. Tickets are free attendees must book via: www.trybooking.com/cajyc

Doors open at 6pm and music begins at 6.15pm. The concert will wrap up at 9.30pm.

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