Two young Mansfield singer/song writers and two local bands played 20 minute gigs in the second Streamjam session held in the north east over the weekend.
Streamjam is the first project of 45 Degrees Youth, a collaboration of youth workers from eight north east Victorian Councils.
Mansfield Mayor, Cr Marg Attley OAM, said the youth workers collaborated before COVID-19 but met online weekly during the pandemic to support each other and develop ideas for their young people together.
“As a result, Streamjam, a live online concert, gave a platform to the region’s young musicians to perform and for their peers to be exposed to and enjoy a variety of music,” Cr Attley said.
“I congratulate both 45 Degrees Youth and the young people who got involved; it’s a great initiative to showcase talent and bring young people together during this time of social gathering restrictions,” she said.
“And it gives me great satisfaction that Mansfield musicians took part. Orvokki is a 14 year old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and Rose Hanratty a rising singer/songwriter.
“We had a couple of local bands perform as well. ‘The Company’ comprising of Rory Jenkins, Harry Murakami, Hayley Moggach, Sam Bell and Jonathan Le Brocque as well an un-named band whose members included Sally Beautyman, Max Les and Charlotte Howie,” she said.
Mansfield Shire Council’s Youth Services and Partnerships Co-ordinator, Bonnie Clark said Stream Jam North East Music Festival is an online mini-festival and gathering space, where artists from the north east play sets streamed live via their selected social media accounts.
"At the end of their set, each musician tag-teams the next artist to play, sending fans down a rabbit hole of new music discovery, community, sharing the love and good feels,” Ms Clark said.
This event is a partnership between Wodonga Youth Team, Indigo Shire Youth, Mitchell Youth Services, Mansfield Shire Youth, Alpine Shire Youth, Wots4Me Benalla Youth, Evolve Youth of Strathbogie and Wangaratta Youth Services with the streaming power of Atomic and the powerhouse of The Mixed Lolly Bag.