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Monday, 21 May


Bello Winter Music 89.7 Eastside FM

Applications are now open for the 2018 Bello Winter Music Youth Mentorship Program where aspiring musicians  under 19 years of age have an opportunity to be mentored by established artists on the festival bill. The selected young artists from each category (Band, Singer Songwriter, Vocal, Under 15years) get a rehearsal session with their mentor, a 20 minute performance at the festival with their mentor backstage, the opportunity to watch their mentor perform from backstage and a weekend pass to the festival.

Past success stories of the Bello Winter Music Youth Mentorship Program include The Brothers who took out the Band category in the inaugural 2015 program and went on to be booked for official festival line up the following year and have been gigging ever since. Highlights from 2017 include Leah Besley who, under the mentorship of Ben Wilson, captivated audiences with her sweet voice, soulful lyrics and impressive versatility and Ryan Kemp, the youngest Bello Youth Mentorship Winner so far at just 12 years of age who took to the stage at the Opening Night Gala in front of 600 people.

What: Bello Winter Music 2018 Youth Mentorship Applications

When: Until the 6 June

Where to apply:


Held throughout the township of Bellingen, NSW


About Bello Winter Music

Bello Winter Music (12- 15 July) is a small, family-frien...


Head On Photo Festival 89.7 Eastside FM

It is time for this years Head On Photo Festival and there is much to see and experience. Featuring more than 100 exhibitions, involving over 700 photographers from 22 different countries, this festival is a great opportunity for everybody, to broaden ones mind by visiting the exhibitions and by taking part in the numerous workshops.

One of those fantastic exhibitions is located in the Paddington Hall. When you enter the hall, the number of pictures is overwhelming and you have to force yourself to concentrate on a single picture, because there is so much more to see. At the end of the exhibition, you dont know what to feel. Every picture tells a different story, which is written down underneath the photography. These unexpected stories are overwhelming and they leave you with a lot of mixed emotions and thoughts.

Head On Photo Festival is presented by the non-profit Head On Foundation and is a major creative force in Australias cultural life showcasing local and international photo artists of all ages and fostering relationships between creative communities. Evolving from a single annual exhibition in 2004 into a festival in 2010, Head On Photo festival is Australias premier photographic event and one of the worlds leading photo festivals.

At the heart of the festival are the Head On photo awards in different categories for example: Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and an award for students.

The Head On Photo Festival leaves you with countless emotions. Find yourself with a bright smile on your face, while looking at a kid with a giant bubble gum. Be shocked by the brutal, extrajudicial murder in the Philippines. Be fascinated by the wonderful nature photography of the exhibition and learn more about other cultures, countries and people. The stories behind all these countless pictures couldnt be more different and prove the diversity of this unique festival.

Prepare yourself for a journey of emotions and thoughts, because the photographers had no limits in expressing their way of thinking and showing the world. Pictures of war zones, nature photography or daily-life-situations: you can expect more than just a photo exhibition. Head Ons purpose is to create opportunities for photographers at all career-stages and raise awareness of important issues through the lens of a camera. Take part in the festival and see the world through the eyes of a photographer.



Supporting Those In Need At Eat.Shop.Chop 89.7 Eastside FM

More than 300 guests from Sydneys most vulnerable communities gathered at The Addison Project complex in Kensington on Thursday 19 April for free haircuts, food and services at Eat.Shop.Chop, a new event created by Sustainable Salons

The day-long event was designed to make basic necessities easily available to those in need and was supported by OzHarvest, Thread Together, TOGA, Randwick City Council, Orange Sky Laundry, Eastside FM and My Foundations Youth Housing.

Eighty volunteers pitched in to deliver 300+ bags of groceries at the OzHarvest Market, 270 hot meals from the OzHarvest Food Truck, 105 haircuts at the Sustainable Salons Pop-up Salon, and 2,000 items of clothing supplied by Thread Together.

Everyone deserves to feel confident and welcomed, which is what Eat. Shop. Chop is all about; we set out to provide those doing it tough with a sense of self-worth and connectedness to their community. To elevate even one persons quality of life even if thats just with a haircut is what were all about. Paul Frasca, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sustainable Salons

The Sustainable Salons Pop-up Salon had 17 hairdressing volunteers who pampered guests throughout the day. Light refreshments, luxury cutting gowns supplied by Beautique Designs and fresh cuts all made for a welcome street-side salon experience.

Eat.Shop.Chop also coincided with the OzHarvest Markets first birthday since opening, Australias first free supermarket has served over 35,000 customers from all over Sydney. The OzHarvest Market has become a real community hub, where people in need can access rescued food, enjoy a hot drink and a warm welcome from our volunteers, says OzHarvest Founder and CEO Ronni Kahn. Im constantly overwhelmed by the heartfelt stories of compassion and connection generated from the market and there was no better way to celebrate its first birthday than with a community festival alongside the other amazing stakeholders at The Addison Project.

Guests also stepped away from Eat.Shop.Chop with new clothes from Thread Together; the organisation collects excess clothing from fashion retailers and redistributes to those who need it most. The Thread Together team took each guest on a personal shopping experience to ensure they received the right clothes for the current stage in their personal journey.

Eat.Shop.Chop is all about changing the narrative around the homeless and what they deserve, says Thread Together CEO Greg Fischer. Why shouldnt they wear brand new clothes? Why should manufacturers feel concerned about seeing homeless people wearing their clothes? We need to take away the stigmas and shame associated with people in need.




Premiere: Neighbourhood Void explore trauma and healing on new single Cancer FBi Radio

Photo by Charlie Hardy

Premiering this afternoon on Arvos with Tanya Ali, Sydney gutter rockers Neighbourhood Void have just dropped Cancer, their first new music since last years debut EP.

Articulate about traumatic experiences in a way not typically associated with punk or youth, the young trio use music as a cathartic tool. Following up Childhood Trauma, Cancer sees Zac, Gio and Mikey explore themes around depression, mental health and the struggles of adolescence, all with some pretty raw lyrics and catchy hooks.

Building on the high-powered gutter rock sound that previously earned Neighbourhood Void the title of Indie Artist Of The Week, the bands new single has a meditative and affirming quality, despite its subject matter. Between gravelly instrumentals and erratic tempo changes, its apparent that Neighbourhood Void arent just focused on trauma, but the art of healing as well. Could this be a sign of things to come? Well have to wait and see, as the trio continue cooking up their second album in the coming months.

Until then, you can fill the void with their latest offering, below.



WHO: Neighbourhood Void with Concrete Lawn and Cakewalk
WHEN: Saturday June 23
WHERE: Botany View Hotel, Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free entry!

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Jazz Trio Reunion at Camelot Lounge!

Camelot Lounge warmly welcomes back Mark Isaacs and is delighted to host his 60th Birthday Concert. Mark began to perform publicly in his early teens and so is also celebrating nearly half a century on the stage.

For this concert, Mark has arranged a reunion of his acclaimed jazz trio. It is a rare occasion these days that sees Mark playing with a band, making this celebration even more of a special event.

The trio appearing in this performance is certainly well-seasoned. It formed the engine room of Marks acclaimed Resurgence project, which he led from 2006-13. Its four albums attracted two ARIA Award nominations, and the band toured extensively in Australia and Asia, including performing at the Tokyo Jazz Festival and recording a TV special for South Korean national television.

In 2015 the trio, with the support of Queensland Government, and joined by vocalist Briana Cowlishaw, made a 3000km road tour of rural Queensland, visiting many small and drought-stricken farming communities.

Marks other recent projects include composing his second symphony as well as classical recitals.

The Mark Isaacs Trio will work its jazz magic over familiar and not-so-familiar tunes. It will be an occasion to savour some very cool jazz in the intimate atmosphere of Marrickvilles Camelot Lounge.

What : Mark Isaacs 60th Birthday Concert

When : Thursday 21st June

Where : Camelot Lounge Marrickville

To Find Out More Click Here

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Olympian Sarah Cook on Crossing the Line, Tuesday 22 May 89.7 Eastside FM

There arent many athletes that rise through the ranks to compete at international level in two different sports. Olympian Sarah Cook is one of them.

Sarah competed as a dual international in rowing and sailing from 2004 to 2015. She rowed for Australia in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and competed at numerous National and World Championships. After a chance encounter in the airport after the London Olympics in 2012, Sarah decided to switch to sailing. Having never sailed before, she won her first national sailing title just five months after switching, and went on to represent Australia in several World Championships.

Since then, Sarah has worked as a lead commentator for World Rowing and Henley Royal Regatta, as Operations Manager at Australian Sailing, as a Rowing NSW Board Member and as President of Sydney University Boat Club! In the midst of all that, shes chatting to GT this Tuesday at 3pm, covering selection, deselection, life after sport and her new passion as a budding wine maker.

Sarah Cook Eastside

Sarah Cook talks to GT for Crossing the Line.

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The unique, unusual and unmissable gigs of Vivid Sydney 2018 Tone Deaf

Vivid Sydney is back and even bigger for 2018 but thats not just marketing spin. This year, the festival actually is getting quite a lot bigger, as its X|Celerate program spreads the love across not just the bigger CBD venues, but also the smaller local haunts in the inner suburbs.

The lineup is brilliant and diverse, but the gigs arent blowing the budget (mostly coming in under 20 bucks, with many of them free), and theyll be making their way to intimate venues like the Golden Age Cinema and Bar or Venue 505 in Surry Hills, The Lady Hampshire in Camperdown, Fredas in Chippendale, Oxford Art Factory on Oxford Street, and the Leadbelly in Newtown.

You can catch the full program of X|Celerate here, but weve picked out some of the more unique, unusual and all-round unmissable sets youll be able to catch at Vivid Sydney 2018 in our video below.

The unmissable gigs of Vivid Sydney 2018


20th Anniversary: Remembering Chris Whitleys Dirt Floor

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NEW MUSIC: The High Ceilings Poppy Won

Sydney trio The High Ceilings have released a new single, the precursor to a full length album theyve been working on, with the majority recorded in a community hall on the South Coast of NSW. Poppy Won has a wonderful blend of the slacker delivery of Dylan, the weary, ragged strum and melancholic vibe of Neil Continue reading


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