Amazing musical talent on our doorstep and ready to share

US singer-songwriter, now Myocum resident, Tony Childs.
US singer-songwriter, now Myocum resident, Tony Childs.

ASPIRING musicians will be graced with the wise words of two music industry legends from on and off the stage at the second in the monthly Indie 101 workshop series in Byron tomorrow.

American-born singer songwriter Tony Childs, who now calls Myocum home, will be advising up-and-coming talent about songwriting success.

And former Rolling Stones tour manager Sam Cutler, who managed the Stones during their heyday in the late '60s, will be imparting his years of music industry knowledge.

Mr Cutler has recently returned from the US and so he is well in tune with the nature of the business there in 2013.

Entertainment lawyer Sally McPherson will round out the panel. She has represented INXS, The Sleepy Jackson and Kylie Minogue.

Visitors will also be treated to a performance from local talent Ginger Wilde - described as Janis Joplin meets Led Zeppelin.

The workshops are the brainchild of Bianca Lindstrom, founder of local indie label Dragging Canoe Records.

She said she wanted to arrest the trend of young local artists migrating to Melbourne and Sydney once they finished school, especially given the depth of talent available to them here.

"We want to change that thinking for them so they can start here," she said.

"This is a really good hub and a fantastic music area and there's some amazing artists who live here - so you don't have to go away like you used to."

"There's a pot of gold of talent here and we're just trying to nurture that."

Toni Childs has recently become an independent artist, and managed to raise $100,000 to fund a new tour via a kickstarter campaign.

"At the moment she's using local artists to tour with which is great," Ms Lindstrom said.

Ms Lindstrom predicted a big wave of accomplished artists coming out of Byron in the future.

"We want to give something back to the artists in this area."

Indie 101: 7pm tomorrow, Double Basement, 144 Jonson St, Byron Bay. Entry is by donation.

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