Sure, the audio crew help the band get their act together and sound great for their Rock the Schools shows, but who makes them look good? Scott, our lighting tech is a seasoned pro when it comes to making the stage shine and really light up! Check out how he got his start in the industry. Continue reading….
Week 4 on the road has been absolutely awesome! We bid farewell to BAD PONY and welcomed SHEPPARD on tour!! Highlights from the crew include Bad Pony’s final show at Stella Maris College and hanging out with the guys in the sunshine while they rehearsed Daft Punk’s cover ’get lucky’ plus Sheppard’s first show at James Meehan High, not only were the students super helpful, they were full of enthusiasm throughout the whole day and showed the guys and girls from Sheppard a lot of love and adoration – what a week!
Our Education partner SAE have a dedicated ROCK THE SCHOOLS webpage, providing all the information you need to know about careers in the entertainment industry, as well as fast facts and personal messages from current students. With 54 campuses across 26 countries, SAE students become a part of a large global community of aspiring and established creative media professionals. Check it out!
Discovering your place in the music industry simply means playing to your strengths and finding out what area works best for you… our Production Assistant Gina shares how she got started with Rock the Schools and her journey with the SAE Institute. Read more….
Thanks so much everyone for rocking with us last week, you know who you are! Check out all the action from week three on tour right here:
WOAH what an AWESOME 2 weeks!!
If we visited your school recently, first and foremost… thanks for having us!
Secondly, every week we’ll be putting together a vid plus loads of snaps from each and every school that’s on our tour path on our ON TOUR page…
Check out all the action from the first two weeks right here:
The 2013 tour has gone off with a bang in sunny QLD, with Robina High getting a visit from Channel V resident WTF presenters Carissa and Billy. The students had the privilege of the guys introducing the band live on stage and also partaking in the Q&A session, with the presenters sharing insights into how they made it in the music industry. If that wasn’t cool enough, the students all got to rock out with them to Bad Pony – TOTALLY AWESOME!
If you missed it on the WTF show last night, you can check out the highlights here:
We're super excited about hitting Sydney next week and are pleased to announce we've secured Microwave Jenny to support Sheppard on our Sydney and Canberra leg. The awesome sounds of this Australian husband/wife duo Tessa and Brendon Boney, who describe their music as pop/folk/love, are completely independent, self managed touring musicians who pride themselves on the DIY nature of their career - WE CAN'T WAIT for them to be part of Rock The Schools 2013!
No doubt that many of you scrambled to get your Splendour In The Grass tickets, and a big congrats if you were lucky enough to secure passes for yourself and your mates! However, if you missed out on tickets, or festivals aren’t really your jam, or you just can’t get enough of the line-up (like us), then don’t forget to check out the side shows on sale at 9am Monday 13 May via www.secret-sounds.com.au
Sydney and Melbourne should be gearing up for what will be an awesome couple of weeks with Sheppard joining the tour on the 16th May. Our resident indie pop group for 2013 are on the rise, albeit a quick one, with their infectious and catchy tunes making a steady name for these Brisbane kids far beyond their local scene.
As of today the group has charted at #7 on AIR Charts (Australian Independent Record Labels Association), making this bunch of guys and girls the first completely independent group to be listed since 90s favourites Savage Garden!
Now starting to take on artists like Pink, Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown and Rhianna, having also been recently included in the top 40 National Radio Airplay Chart. We feel so lucky to have them touring with us, and to have the chance to rock out with them up close and personal before they take off and continue to make their Aussie fans proud!