Saturday 9th November
C3 Church, Central City
Doors Open 7PM
$15 Online, $20 On The Door
Kids 12 and under free
High School Kids $10
James Gardin has used his music to fuel dance floors, radiowaves, and varied social causes.
But before opening for national acts (The Pack, Grieves, Cool Kids), teaching music to children in South Africa and using his lyrics to champion cultural unity and HIV/AIDS awareness, James Gardin had to learn to create for himself.
Gardin was born in Germany to two parents in the Army before moving to Arizona at four years old, and settling into Lansing, Michigan at ten years old. He got involved with music early through church choir, guitar lessons from a mentor, and his first raps as part of an anti-drug song competition. After failing a fifth grade test to play violin at school, he took matters into his own hands and dug into books to learn how to play sheet music. “I didn’t understand music in their systematic way, but today, I don’t approach music with rules set to it anyway,” he remembers. “I’m glad I learned it for myself.”
James continues to go from strength to strength releasing multiple EPs (A Little Light for You, Moleskines & Pocketsquares, Living Daylights, Living Daylights *Extras, Until it All Makes Sense) before releasing his second album “Sweet Jesus” in February 2019.
Daniel Harvey aka ‘D Minor’ is an award-winning International recording and performing artist from Sydney, Australia whose original music has captured the hearts of millions worldwide.
D Minor’s talent was evident at an early age when he began penning rap lyrics while growing up in a turbulent family life. At the age of 11, he found himself homeless with his twin brother, which became the inspiration for his first hit single Concrete Pillow, where he tells of sleeping next to bakeries for warmth and shuffling between foster homes and refuges. During that time between refuges, D Minor was separated from his twin brother, reuniting by chance two years later. D Minor’s love and passion for music became his salvation and he would throw on his headphones to escape from the outside world and write rap lyrics in pursuit of his dream to inspire young people through music and story. It was during a stint in a refuge that he was advised to enrol in a program at Key College, a Youth Off The Streets school, where they offered a music course called ‘Heaps Decent’. There he learnt how to record music, and kickstart his career.
In September 2019, D Minor made the semi-finals of Australia’s Got Talent 2019 where he received a standing ovation.
D.Minor’s mentorships and ambassador roles are numerous. He has worked with Universal Music Australia for a campaign about connecting with the youth of today, is a Youth Programs Facilitator, Music Mentor and Charity Ambassador for Musicians Making A Difference, and is also a Music Mentor with The Blue Guitar project, running their Life and Lyrics program.
D.Minor regularly performs at youth events in Western Sydney and continues to perform worldwide. He has numerous radio and TV appearances under his belt such as Channel 10, ABC and Channel 7. He is currently completing his Bachelor of Composition and Production at The Australian Institute of Music.
Breaking into the Sydney Hip Hop scene in 2013 as a DJ with local crew Tampered Minds, Sole picked up the mic after finding solace in putting his pain into his lyrics. A musician at heart he played as a guitarist in bands before finding his feet in the rap community. Battling and taking his anger out with his pen, Sole has walked the path between being lost and found working through his scars song by song.
Linking up with Izzy n The Profit in late 2016 he started seeking Gods heart for his music late this year in 2019 after seeing God transform his once broken life from anxious wreck to free and hopeful. Radically changed by the power of Gods redeeming love, he now aims to connect his listeners with Jesus Christ. A quick look at his catalogue of music shows his journey of discovering who he is and his purpose.
River Movement is a collective of musicians and creatives, unified by the desire to bring a message of hope and life through their songs.
Their style is a unique combination of rap and folk music with subtle reggae undertones that keeps listeners wondering what will happen next.
Led by Jordan (River) Winslade, with the support of core members based on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, River Movement has established itself as a group that will take the road less travelled, regardless of how unconventional that may look.
8-9/1 Hordern Pl, Camperdown NSW 2050