AMPED Music Project is a Dunedin-based youth mentoring project. AMPED runs a series of all-ages gigs in Dunedin and Oamaru, providing an alcohol-free environment for these young musicians to develop their skills. The group also attends a series of workshops run by skilled facilitators, which cover areas from songwriting and soundchecking through to event organization and negotiating the music industry. Each band is paired with a highly motivated mentor who matches them musically. This year, the project included students from Logan Park High School, Otago Boys' High School, Bayfield High School, John McGlashan College and Kavanagh College.
AMPED is a project of the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust, and is presented with the support of Independent Music New Zealand, the Creative Communities Scheme and the Health Promotion Agency.
released October 19, 2013
Tracks 1, 4, 5, 7 and 10 recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Bell at Chick’s Hotel, Dunedin, NZ.
Tracks 2, 6, 8 and 9 recorded, mixed and mastered by Joseph van der Hurk and Andrew Harray at Dancing Fox Studios, Dunedin, NZ.
Track 3 recorded, mixed and mastered by Eden Lee Burns at The Rave Cave, Mosgiel, NZ.
AMPED logo design by Lucinda McConnon.
CD design by Daniel Blackball Alexander.
Cover art by Robbie Motion.
Photos by Alex Lovell-Smith (p. 2, 4-15) and Jordan Arts (p.3)
Poster designs by Josiah Hunt, Robbie Motion, Blake Lewis, Calum Stewart, Oscar Parker and Lucinda McConnon.
Many thanks to our mentors and facilitators: Andy Straight, Daniel Alexander, Danny Brady, Glen Kellett, Ian Henderson, Jason Schroeder, Karl Bray, Kristin Nielsen, Lee Nicholson, Logan Hampton, Lucinda McConnon, Maddy Parkins-Craig, Martyn William Pepperell, Matt Langley, Oli Wilson, Sam Valentine, Samdrub Dawa, Steve Marshall and Tim Couch.
Special thanks to Paul Smith, Scott Muir, Dunedin Fringe Festival, Michela and Andy at Malcam Trust, Dylan at IMNZ, Gilbert at HPA, Jennifer and Lara at Fortune Theatre, Roberta at King Edward Court, Annie at the Dunedin Muso’s Club, Darren at Taste Merchants, Mike and Tom at Chick’s Hotel, Dom and Chris at the Penguin Club Oamaru, Hector at Queens, the team at Re:Fuel, Alex Lovell-Smith, Fishrider Records, Radio One 91FM, Otago Access Radio, theaudience.co.nz
, Jae Bedford, Emily Edrosa, Astro Children, Trick Mammoth, A Distant City, Puzzle Puppets, Abstract Survival and all the parents, friends and teachers who have supported these musicians throughout this project.
Project Coordinator – Simon Wallace