SEED artists wow crowd

The cream of Port Lincoln young musicians shone at Beer Garden Brewing for SEED 19, on March 24.

The event is run by the Port Lincoln Arts Council to promote youth music and art by artists 18 and under.

It is a platform for artists to perform live at a public venue and many produced outstanding original songs.

The afternoon began with the House of Creative Learning's choir, guitar, drums and soloists.

Lesley and Aisha Gentilin lead the House of Allsorts choir, while Johnny Murray's Guitar Gurus back from last year showed improvement in skill and timing.

Paul Backma's Flaming Sticks were all a year older and their line drumming was a highlight.

Young Donella Smart and Jessie Hyde debuted solo, singing and playing piano. Their passion was obvious.

Becky Kemp has only recently taken up music and played guitar and sang - her original was a highlight.

Rupert Price, with just two years experience on piano, delighted with his talent.

The St Joe's Primary choir with Lisa Kerschner held beautiful notes and harmony.

Ryan Windsor and Flynn Quirk performed drums and guitar with precision, supported by mentor Paul Backman

The St Joe's Primary band rocked the crowd with a full rock contingent and singers tackling Shotgun.

Pianist Grace Blacker returned to SEED after debuting with a captivating piano original last year. Her two originals were all class and emotion.

Yabbies on a Leash (Will Hyde and Joe Frost) brought an old rock classic and then the 11-year-old boy rock band Boom Brothers (Albert Cordell, Tyson Simpson, Oliver Tarrant and Isaiah Boylan) upped the ante and the antics with Little Shark.

Navigator's band Next Level were a revelation featuring tight music from Mitchell Jude, Matthias Farmer, Nathan Roberts and captivating vocals from Allyce Fatchen.

Charlee Watt's placements at the Gondwana National choir was evident in her silky vocals. She has developed a great stage persona and is at ease in front of an audience - a credit for 14 years old.

Dana Hurrell burst on stage with a Prelude by J.S. Bach, showing what Grade 7 piano can be.

Jayde Whittaker's vocals continue to mature and her rich voice belts out with a contagious passion.

The sweet vocals of Indie Blue (Ellie and Jasmine Slater) in tandem were mesmerising and their original a stand out.

Tascha Jordison took to the stage like a pro and it is obvious why she was selected for an Adelaide Cabaret Festival scholarship - her professionalism extending to making a Beach Boys song her own.

Rafikee ended the afternoon with Kaya Huntley's rich vocals and the Story brothers Cooper and Rainer a tight outfit. They rushed to SEED after playing another gig and slid professionally into their set.

The talent was incredible, with Paul Backman mixing sound and Ari Gentilin assisting.

This event also featured art by under 18s Poppy Chung, Sarah Gibson, Nina Edmonds, Oscar Hamilton-Reid and the Quirky Art artists.