‘Seasons’ by Francoistunes. Thank you to Alt. Music Group
SOUND CHECK is a heartfelt and relatable content series featuring Australian artists speaking openly with young people about their personal mental wellbeing journey and overcoming challenges.
SOUND CHECK was developed with our youth audience in mind, and with valuable input from 20 young Victorians during the Coronavirus pandemic. This young team co-designed creative elements and led the conversation with the artists to explore topics such as managing their mental wellbeing, developing resilience and how they use music as a creative outlet.
Aimed at young people aged 15-25 years, SOUND CHECK shines a light on mental wellbeing in a bid to break down social barriers and stigmas, create conversations and connections and for young people to feel less alone.
Jesse Teinaki is driven to bridge the gap between self-destruction, acceptance and understanding, telling a relatable story of pain and anguish through is music in hope others can find comfort.
Teinaki placed in the Semi-Finals of The Voice Australia (2020) and was handpicked to support Bon Jovi on their stadium Australian tour.
After spending the last 3 years releasing music, accruing a notable list of feature supports including Angie McMahon, Julia Jacklin and playing Australian festivals (BIGSOUND, A festival called PANAMA), Merpire has spent the last few months co-producing her debut album – due for 2021 release.
Brendon Love is a dynamic bass player, guitarist and producer from Victoria who, for the past 10 years has produced, recorded and toured globally with The Teskey Brothers, producing their critically acclaimed first album, ‘Half Mile Harvest’. He has also produced The Maes, Tom Cooney and Ash Grunwald and toured extensively supporting The Teskey Brothers new 3 x ARIA winning album ‘Run Home Slow’.
Zimbabwean-born Melbourne artist/producer Françoistunes is leading a new wave of artists pushing the boundaries of contemporary Australian hip hop, mixing soulful tones and hard-hitting hip hop with a pop sensibility.
Françoistunes has shared stages with the likes of Illy, Horrorshow, Ruel and Alice Ivy, and his 19/20 summer release ’RoséRed’ recently surpassed over 100k streams on Spotify.
Just 23 years old, Teischa has lived a life enriched with experience beyond her years.
Industry wide attention followed her 2017 breakout single ‘Midnight Hour’ with follow up single ‘Before’ enjoying full triple j rotation.
A re-evaluation and refocus sees Teischa authentically in touch with her direction including her most intimate vocals yet on latest offering ‘Be Alone’.
It has been a landmark couple of years for emerging Adelaide bred singer-songwriter Adrian Eagle following widespread acclaim for his breakout singles ‘17 Again’, the ARIA nominated ‘AOK’ and a massive national and international touring schedule.
Breaking out in early 2018, Adrian’s ‘17 Again’ explores his journey of overcoming suicidal thoughts and mental health issues, launching him into the Australian music consciousness.