Eskimo Joe singer to mentor Southern River College music students


Music students Ellah Datu, Dannielle Stuart, Xavier Herold, Emily Tamblyn, Alex Morris and Jacob West (on drums) Picture: Jon Hewson d451434
Music students Ellah Datu, Dannielle Stuart, Xavier Herold, Emily Tamblyn, Alex Morris and Jacob West (on drums) Picture: Jon Hewson d451434

SOUTHERN River College students will get an opportunity every muso dreams of, learning how to write songs from award winning artists.

The College is one of only 50 schools across Australia involved in SongMakers, where Australia’s best songwriters and producers mentor students to create and record new music in the classroom.

Lead singer of multi-ARIA award winning band Eskimo Joe Kav Temperley will be one of the mentors for the students along with multi-instrumentalist, performer, writer and producer Grant Windsor.

The students will get involved with workshops where they will learn elements of songwriting, co-creation and production.

Southern River College music teacher Craig Wallace-Gibb said it was a golden opportunity the school simply could not pass up.

“The experience of being able to work with internationally successful artists and songwriters with such a wealth of experience and knowledge of the music industry is invaluable for any aspiring musician,” he said.

“I applied for the workshops stating why I felt it would be a benefit to students here at Southern River College and fortunately we were successful.”

“We are really looking forward to it. It’s not every day you get the chance to work shoulder-to-shoulder with artists like Kav Temperley of Eskimo Joe.”

The workshop will run at the college on May 4 and 5 and be two full, intense days of songwriting, recording and hands on music industry knowledge.

The Year 11 and 12 students at the college are currently undertaking a Certificate III in music.