AMPED holds regular free all-ages, alcohol-free gigs for high school bands and solo acts to perform to their peers. As part of the project students learn how to organise gigs, manage their band, use of sound equipment, song-writing, DIY recording, performance and about the music industry. Each act is also matched with a mentor to provide feedback and support.
The gigs and workshops aim to remedy the lack of regular, supervised, alcohol-free events for young people to attend in Dunedin. They are also a platform for the positive promotion of responsible drinking and awareness around alcohol harm and safety. AMPED provides opportunities for young musicians to achieve their goals by GETTING INTO IT, NOT OUT OF IT! The gigs are a space to have fun with the focus being on the music rather than on drinking alcohol.
Thank you to the sponsors Bendigo Valley Foundation, Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust, Alcohol Advisory Council NZ, Creative Communities Scheme.
released October 27, 2012
Tracks 1, 3-9 recorded at Blue Line Music Studio and mixed by the bands. Track 10 recorded in Ryan's Basement and mixed by Daniel Potter. Track 2 recorded at Kavanagh College and mixed by Daniel Potter. All tracks mastered by Daniel Potter.