Gig in the Gardens rocks Glenorchy

FROM youth bands to more seasoned performers, Glenorchy’s city centre was rocking to a range of tunes at the special 20th anniversary Gig in the Gardens event in late December.

Glenorchy City Council Commissioner Sue Smith said more than 250 people, including students from four local schools, converged on the Council lawns to enjoy the music from a range of talented performers.

“The music attracted many people passing by who stayed to enjoy the entertainment,” she said.

“There was plenty on offer to keep everyone happy such as a Giant Jenga, a passport competition and several services, such as Youth Entrepreneurial Services.

“It was definitely deemed a very successful day and the Glenorchy Youth Task Force members should be very proud of all the work they did in hosting this event.

“They were acting in roles that could take them into future employment such as stage hands, meeters and greeters and also keeping bands on time and ensuring the talent was where they needed to be.

“It was a big event and one that the Glenorchy Youth Task Force members can highlight on their resumes.”

Among those to perform at the event were the Venus Figurines, a band that wants to travel and create a following of fans all over Australia.

Lead singer and guitarist Jaidyn Daniels said the band was currently playing around Hobart, but was looking to get more exposure.

“I have attended Gig in the Gardens to watch, so it’s great to be here performing,” he said.

“I first picked up the guitar at about 11-years-of-age, but then started taking it seriously at about 13.

“I am completely self-taught and have learned different things from people who perform.

“We formed the band in early 2015 and I’m the only constant member, but where we can, we always bring up previous members to play with us at performances.

“It doesn’t matter what age group is at the Gig, it is where youth can get involved with more experienced performers.”

Venus Figurines’ EP “In Transit” is available on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube and Bandcamp.

Caption: Venus Figurines drummer Brad Maher.

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