Adelaide Music Collective Launches AMC Sessions & South Australian Music Hall of Fame
The Adelaide Music Collective today launched the AMC Sessions, a series of six concert events showcasing South Australia's musical achievers.
The six AMC sessions, to be held at the Goodwood Institute, aim to highlight South Australia's leading musicians in a collective series, with 18 local artists to be initially highlighted, along with 12 individuals or groups to be presented with an AMC Award for national and international achievement.
The first event, to be hosted by esteemed singer songwriter, Tasha Coates (The Audreys), will be held on March 28 and will include performances from Echo and the Empress (heading to Glastonbury), Nancy Bates with John Baker (The Baker Suite) and highlighted by renowned Adelaide musician John Schumann joined by his Redgum stalwart Hugh McDonald playing an acoustic set of their Redgum hits from the '80s.
AMC founder, veteran International Adelaide drummer, Enrico Morena said the six events will showcase established and emerging South Australian artists and be used to honor South Australia's industry leaders.
"The Adelaide Music Collective aims to highlight Adelaide's premier musical achievements and bring recognition to the individuals and groups who deserve it; while simultaneously creating a contact point for others looking to further their careers national and internationally"
Highlighting the opening of the season of 6 concerts at the Goodwood Institute is the announcement that former Austereo radio personality David Day, will present his infamous collection of rock music memorabilia to the Institute, under the curatorship of the AMC, to be displayed as a permanent exhibition at the Goodwood Institute. Inductees on the night will be John Bywaters from one of 60's biggest bands, The Twilights, and Peter Tilbrook, from The Masters Apprentices, another of the 60's star bands.
Initiated in the final months of 2013, the AMC comprises a collection of Adelaide based musicians, and associated professionals, who are willing to share their knowledge and experience to benefit dedicated established and emerging artists.