Grammy nominated contemporary soul outfit Hiatus Kaiyote.
Grammy nominated contemporary soul outfit Hiatus Kaiyote.

Grammy-nominated soul band to tutor local musos for free

GRAMMY-nominated contemporary soul band Hiatus Kaiyote will tutor budding Northern Rivers musicians at the APRA Songwriters Workshop on Thursday.

The Melbourne quartet, featuring Nai Palm (vocals, guitar, keys), Perrin Moss (drums, percussion, electronics), Paul Bender (bass, electronics) and Simon Mavin (keys, synths, electronics) will give the workshop for Southern Cross University and high school music students.

However, the free event that will include interviews, stories and performances, is open to the community. Palm and Bender said they were looking forward to interacting with the students and others.

"I like the element of teaching that showcases that it's an exchange of perspective," Palm said.

"It's not just about us projecting our information but exchanging ideas."

Leigh Carriage, music lecturer at the university, said Hiatus Kaiyote's sound is demonstrative of the band's wide influences - including electric, acoustic, futuristic, psychedelic and progressive.

In January, Hiatus Kaiyote became the first Australian band ever to be nominated for an R&B category at the Grammys.

The workshop will be held from 2-3.45pm at Studio One29 of D Block Theatre in the Contemporary Music Building at the Lismore campus.



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