MOJO’S and Cool Perth Nights have launched a competition aimed at giving emerging bands a leg up.
“It’s to create a platform so [bands] can get exposure,” bar manager Shane Corry says of Mojo Rising.
Mojo’s has been a breeding ground for musicians, with the likes of Tame Impala, Abbe May and Pond cutting their teeth there.
“Perth punches above its weight…Pond has just released a new album that is making noise all over the world,” Mr Corry says.
Mojo Rising entries close September 7 with heats every Wednesday from September 20 to November 8 (entry $5).
Hopefuls will strut their stuff and be judged on their songwriting (even an instrumental drone is apparently legit), musicianship, level of innovation, richness of influences and crowd response.
First prize is a recording and mastering package, a one-on-one music consultancy session with local manager Phil Stevens (John Butler, San Cisco, The Waifs, Pow Negro and Stella Donnelly), a band photo session, a graphic design package and advertising campaigns.
Second prize is booking prioritisation at Mojos, The Moon, Rosemount Hotel, and Babushka.
Third prize is a digital promo package reaching an audience of 47,000.
Entries at mojorisingbandcomp.com
by JENNY D’ANGER