COLE CLARK ADDS GUY GHOUSE
Big congratulations to Guy Ghouse, who was recently added as a Featured Artist by Cole Clark Guitars.
Guy's long been a fan of these Australian made and owned guitars and uses them exclusively for performances with Gina.
"These Cole Clark guitars kick butt live! I can't fault them, and to be able to have an instrument with a pickup system that responds to every emotion which I need to respond to, this is it! "
Congratulations Guy, and big thanks Cole Clark Guitars!
GINA NAMED PATRON OF FAIRBRIDGE FESTIVAL
Gina Williams has been named the latest Patron of Fairbridge Festival.
Via the website, Gina said, "I am honoured and humbled to be named a Patron of Fairbridge Festival. Having played my first ever festival gig here many years ago, I recall the generous audiences and superb performance opportunities that proved to be an irresistible combination.
What I love most about Fairbridge Festival is the chance you are given to see both emerging and established artists in beautiful venues over one glorious weekend. The Fairbridge environment fosters the creative spirit and provides endless opportunities to engage and enjoy all that is on offer.
I’m excited to be welcomed to the Fairbridge Festival family and do what I can to promote the Noongar language and culture which comes from the place that this festival lives on. I’m looking forward to see where the journey will lead us next."
DYNAMIC DUO GET TOURING BOOST
Gina and Guy will be taking their performances of Noongar language songs and workshops across Noongar country, thanks to the support of the inaugural Boost Touring funding from the Department of Culture and the Arts, Department of Regional Development.
They are also partnering with Department of Education to deliver workshops to primary schools across the Noongar region, thanks to support from Wesfarmers.
Touring starts in February and will continue through until May.
DOUBLE WAMi WINNERS
Gina and Guy were delighted to win Best Indigenous Act at the 2014 West Australian Music Industry Awards. This is the second year in a row the duo have been awarded the title.
The WA Music Awards (known affectionately as the WAMis) recognise the achievements and output of the WA music and industry talent in the year that was. With both public and industry-voted categories, the awards cover specific music genres, individual crafts and industry awards, including Media and Management awards and the infamous Golden WAMi for outstanding overall contribution to the industry. The Awards culminate in an Awards Night held traditionally as an event under the WAM Festival banner.
ARTICLES AND MEDIA:
Review by Stephen Bevis, Arts Editor of The West Australian
Article in X-Press Magazine by Bob Gordon
Clip on NITV by Craig Quartermaine
Clip on ABCTV 7.30WA
Interview on Awaye! with Daniel Browning
Review by Cam Findlay, The Music
Interview with Have a Go News.
Feature on Channel Nine's "Destination WA" program