Custard Bear – F#@$ You Courtney!

On June 13, 2010, in New to Starlifter, by Dr Hitchcock

Custard Bear

Just added to the Starlifter Radio playlist is ‘F#@$ You Courtney!’ from ‘Custard Bear’, winner of the Chartfest 2010 Team Band Search. Well done lads! Here’s the hype:

“Custard Bear, a three piece from Christchurch Boys’ high school, has got it where it counts. They recently won the regional finals of Rockquest in Christchurch, and also took out the Team Band Search at Chartfest 2010, which they all agree was “pretty awesome, aye”. During breaks in between competitions they have been entertaining local ears with their savvy brand of crustic-pop, and have garnered a small hoard of fans, whom they treasure greatly. Some new sounds have been emerging from the band, which through sporadic attempts to capture on tape is set to culminate in an EP to be available later this year.”

Custard Bear – http://www.myspace.com/custardbear
Chartfest 2010 Team Band Search – http://www.christchurchmusic.org.nz/events/chartfest10/bandteamsearch

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CHARTFEST 09 is happening tomorrow yo and it’s gonna be BUSY! Jeff Fulton and the team at CHART – christchurchmusic.org.nz have been working well hard to get some serious action happening here in Churchtown. Mad big-ups, props and totz lolz to them!

Chartfest is a multi staged music festival AND music industry expo. Shocking Pinks (who played a FAB set at The Media Club on Saturday night), Isaac Chambers, Maitreya, Rare Shot Blue, and Tim Moore are some of the bands I’m most looking forward to see play. Industry-side the key things to check out are the Media and Promotion Q&A at which I’ll be making a cameo as well as the ‘How To Break Into The Australian Market’ session. There will be plenty of seriously on-to-it peeps at these sessions so be sure to make an appearence if you’re a musician or band in Christchurch trying to make things happen.

Here are some details:
Media & Promotion Workshop (5.00pm – 5.30pm)
Want to know how to pitch your music to radio and print media? Find out the right way to do it with David Saunders(CPIT/MC) Vicki Anderson (Music Editor, The Press), Benet Hitchcock (PD RDU98.5FM/Starlifter.tv), Kirsten Johnstone(Music101 RNZ), Fleur Jack (KiwiFM) and Richard Bell (Shuriken).

NZMC & MMF ‘How To Break Into The Australian Market’ Seminar (6.00pm – 7.00pm)
The New Zealand Music Managers Forum and the NZ Music Commission are proud to present the May Music Month Seminars ‘How to Break Into the Australian Market’.

Speakers are Sashya Jayawardena (Tour Manager / Promoter and Event Manager Australia), Chris Wu (Popfrenzy Australia) Brent Harris (Cut Off Your Hands), Chris Gough (Native Tongue Music Publishing), Teresa Patterson (CRS Music Management).

Topics include:
* Where do I begin? – what are your first steps to take to get over the ditch to either release a CD or do some gigs.

* The Australian Media – a run down of who is who and the best media to target (Radio, Street Press, TV, Newspapers, Magazines, Internet).

* Touring Australia – how hard is it to book a tour. What would be the best way to start touring Australia? What sort of fees can you expect?

* Promoting your Music – how do you start promoting your tours/album releases.

* The Australian Industry – who are the movers and shakers in Record Companies, Booking Agencies, Promoters, Publicists. More details here.

For more info check out:
http://www.christchurchmusic.org.nz/events/chartfest09
http://www.christchurchmusic.org.nz/events/chartfest09/artists 

 

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