Youth musos on show

Music and youth go hand in hand.

Some of the most revolutionary sounds and movements in music are penned from the voice of youth.

Self-taught guitarist Paul Mc Cartney was 15 when he first hooked up with 17-year-old John Lennon and went on to write the book for rock and roll as the Beatles.

Australia’s Silverchair recorded their internationally acclaimed Frogstomp in just nine days when the band members were aged 15.

Eyre Peninsula has a groundswell of youth who are creating beautiful music on the West Coast.

The Port Lincoln Arts Council is holding ‘Seed’ - an afternoon of music by local young musicians and artists this Sunday, April 22, at Beer Garden Brewing as part of SALT Festival.

The theme is to dream big, plant the seed of hope and nurture new music.

Arts council vice president Jodie Hamilton said Seed would give young people a chance to show their talents to an audience.

“We have some amazing music teachers and students in Port Lincoln and this is an opportunity for them to shine,” Ms Hamilton said.

“We have 15 acts ranging from an original piano solo to debuting bands as well as established indie folk soloists already playing the pub circuit.

“Sonny Puglisi will bring some saxophone, we have a year 12 music student bringing jazz and classical music and we have folk, indie and some debuting acts that have dedicated themselves to preparing for this showcase event.”

Artworks by young people will be displayed as well to add to the youth theme.

The arts council previously held the highly successful Global Beat from SALT 2017 and its Guitars in the Vines at Boston Bay Wines in 2016, showcasing local musicians over a similar festival afternoon.

“We were blown away by the level and extent of talent we have here in our region from those two events, and we see Seed as the next step in supporting the local music scene,” Ms Hamilton said.

Artists include Peach Fuzz, Yemaya, Tascha Jordison, Sonny Puglisi, Xanthia Clark, Kaya Rezende, Kaya Huntley, Raging Idahos, Yabbies on a Leash, Jade and Dana, House of Creative Learning Singers, Flaming Sticks, Guitar Gurus, Charlee Grace Watt and Indie Blue with more than 40 young musicians and singers involved. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students at SAtickets.com.