Michael’s Whichway Update - MusicNSW

There’s been a lot happening for all the Whichway Artists!

Congratulations to Sharon Lane for winning the Deadly for Most Promising New Artist. Congratulations to the other Whichway artists nominated including, Radical Son (Most Promising New Artist) , Max Judo (Best Band) and Sharnee Fenwick (Single of The Year).

This years Peats Ridge New Years festival will include a large Indigenous line up including Whichway Artists Radical Son, Emma Donovan and Wire MC. Other indigenous artists include Dan Sultan, Blacqseedz dancers and Freshwater. The Festival will also include a dedicated Indigenous stage at the heart of the festival to be coordinated by the local Darkinjung community. For more info visit: www.peatsridgefestival.com.au

On the ‘Quick Response Grant’ Album front Sharon (Shaz) Lane, The Last Kinection, Wire MC, Jason Scott and Max Judo are all in the process of or have nearly finished recording albums.

Also recently both the Street Warriors and Wire MC have had support slots for the Silverchair Powderfinger Across the great Divide tour (I saw Wire at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre show and he kicked it).

Radical Son has been chosen as one of the Next Crop of artists to be presented by Triple J for November’s Oz Music month.

Gadigal Koori Radio in conjunction with Whichway and the Sydney Festival will be presenting a Klub Koori night on Friday 18th January 2008 at the Sydney Festival Becks bar (lineup to be announced in November). Whichway will also be presenting a Whichway Up! showcase night at the Sydney Opera House Studio on March 12, 2008 (lineup announced in next E- Rider).

The next Whichway Up! CD singles are in the process of being recorded by The Last Kinection, Marlene Cummins, Sharnee Fenwick and Warren Foster these will be completed in January 08.

In November Whichway will be running another Advanced Industry workshop so far Jason Scott and Warren Foster have been invited to attend. The last advanced workshop in September was attended Adrianna and Naomi from The last Kinection, Lucas Proudfoot (Max Judo) and Sharon Lane. All the artists obtained invaluable management information and skills from the session thanks to Millie Millgate and Julia Kosky for facilitating the workshop.