Here’s what you need to do, to get involved with fRETfEST.
The first step is to actually come along and see a show or attend a workshop.
Hand over a demo and we’ll have a listen to it. That's the first step.
PLEASE NOTE. Fretfest is not a "jam night" so please don't rock up expecting to play. We do not put musicians on stage untill you have been professionally auditioned by our trained staff.
If you are Under 18, please ask your parent to contact us and make sure you bring them with you to a gig or workshop. Also, please don't send any myspace links, or emails, or YouTubes, anything else like that.
ABOUT YOUR DEMO
* Your demo must contain your own original acoustic songs only. No overdubs or backing or effects.
* It must be just you, alone, on your own, with acoustic guitar and your voice, only.
* All songs must have lyrics and all songs must be G-rated. We do not accept instrumentals.
* Your demo must have your name and email and mobile number written on it.
AUDITIONS. If your demo rocks, we’ll get back in touch with you and have a chat about how to arrange a private audition where you can do a workshop and find out more about fRETfEST mentorships and paid live performances.
Become a fan of fRETfEST by attending as many fRETfEST gigs as possible. We value your attendance, highly. Bring a friend and come and introduce yourself to fRETfEST and you can like us at www.facebook.com/fretfestoffical.
* * PLEASE NOTE * *
All musicians must attend a private audition (first) before you get on stage. It usually takes about a month to go through the audition process. We encourage you to get involved and meet the other musicians, become familiar with the format of fRETfEST, first. There is a lot you can learn just by being there! We conduct private auditions and most workshops are free to attend. Remember, the first step is to come to turn up and hand over your demo.
* BANDS WANTED*
ESCALATE! TAKE YOUR BAND TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
If you are in a BAND CONTACT us now and we can help you apply for a spot on this exciting new development platform! We can help launch your band with awesome live performances and more! Please include your band's contact details and myspace links so that we can listen to your songs. This opportunity is for original bands only, ROCK * POP * INDIE * FOLK.
THE TEMPO HOTEL - upstairs (MAIN STAGE) at 388 Brunswick St, F'VALLEY.
For all fRETfEST gig locations, and times, see the Gig Guide!
Thanks & good luck!